Fresh-Cut Produce

Impact of Modified Atmospheres on the Vitamin C Content of Salad-Cut Romaine and other Lettuces

  Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is a key technology for maintaining salad-cut lettuce quality, mainly by reducing cut-edge discoloration. However, the use of MAP may have detrimental consequences, and here we studied the impact of low-O2 atmospheres (0.2 to 1%) alone or in combination...
M. I. Cantwell
G. Hong
L. Schmidt
H. Ermen
University of California

Sustainable Food Production Practices in the Caribbean

  Contents: 1. The role of small producers, family farms and women farmers in sustainable food production and food security 2. Youth: Adding value to agriculture in the Caribbean 3. Small animal production systems: Rabbits and ducks 4. Rain shelters and net-houses for vegetable production 5....
Wayne G. Ganpat
Wendy-Ann P. Isaac
Ian Randle Publishers

Control of Red Discoloration of Fresh-Cut Sunchoke Tubers

  Sunchokes (Helianthus tuberosus L.) are inulin-accumulating tubers native to North America that are edible raw or cooked, and have good potential as a fresh-cut product. Sunchokes perform well as fresh-cut slices except for the development of a reddish discoloration on the cut surface. Dip...
T. Wang
Q. Wang
F. Pupin
M.I Cantwell
University of California

Packaging of Agricultural Products

  This booklet is intended to be a practical manual that describes methods and materials that can be used by small-scale producers in developing countries to package agricultural products. It covers foods that are grown and/or processed on farms and then transported to wholesale markets or...
Peter Fellows
Agromisa , CTA

Quality and Physiology of Two Cultivars of Fresh-Cut Figs in Relation to Ripeness, Storage Temperature and Controlled Atmosphere

  The performance of freshǦcut figs was evaluated for two cultivars at two stages of ripeness (commercial and full ripe). Texture, but not external color, was a consistent indicator of ripeness. Fresh-cut figs (maroon-skin ‘Brown Turkey’ and yellow-green skin ‘Sierra’...
G. Hong
C. Crisosto
M. I. Cantwell
University of California

New Strategies in Transportation for Floricultural Crops

  In the past century, the centers of production and consumption of ornamentals increasingly have become widely separated. A cut flower bouquet purchased today in a Verona florist could easily combine Italian foliage with flowers grown in Kenya, Colombia, Holland and Thailand. The extended...
M.S. Reid
C.Z. Jiang
University of California

Handling of Cut Flowers for Export

  In the past thirty years, the market for cut flowers has become a global one; flowers and cut foliage sourced from throughout the world are sold as bunches or combined into arrangements and bouquets in the major target markets, such as North America, Japan, and the EU. The high export value...
M.S. Reid
University of California

Physicochemical Quality, Antioxidant Compounds and Activity of MD-2 Pineapple Fruit at Five Ripening Stages

  Although Malaysia is one of the important pineapple fruit producing and exporting country, the production of MD-2 pineapple fruit only started in 2009. Pineapple fruit has been harvested at different ripening stages for different markets. The information on Malaysian grown MD-2 pineapple...
P. Ding
S. Syazwani
International Food Research Journal

Principales Consideraciones en el Procesamiento Mínimo de Tubérculos y Raíces para Industrias Pequeñas y Medianas (Artesanales)

  Las raíces y los tubérculos son vegetales consumidos en el mundo entero y generalmente producidos por pequeños y medianos productores, que los comercializan como materias primas; siendo que por la gran aceptabilidad con que cuentan, tienen un gran potencial para ser...
Carlos Inestroza-Lizardo
Kelly Magalhães Marques
Héctor Gomez-Gomez
Vanessa Cury Galati
João Ribeiro Guimarães
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Whitemouth Croaker (Micropogonias furnieri) Protein Isolate and Organoclay Nanocomposite Coatings on Shelf Life and Quality of Fresh-Cut Pear

  Edible coatings may contribute to extend the shelf life of fresh-cut fruits by reducing moisture and solute migration, gas exchange, respiration, and oxidative reaction rates, as well as by reducing or even suppressing physiological disorders. The objective of this study was to apply edible...
S. Pizato
J. A. Borges
V. G. Martins
C. Prentice
W. R. Cortez-Vega
International Food Research Journal