Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Fate of Foodborne Viruses in the “Farm to Fork” Chain of Fresh Produce

Abstract Norovirus (NoV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV) are the most important foodborne viruses. Fresh produce has been identified as an important vehicle for their transmission. In order to supply a basis to identify possible prevention and control strategies, this review intends to demonstrate the...
Dan Li
Ann De Keuckelaere
Mieke Uyttendaele
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Degradation and Formation of Fruit Color in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) in Response to Storage Temperature

Abstract: Temperature is the most important environmental factor in the post-harvest life of tomato fruit because it has a tremendous influence on the rate of biological processes, including development of red color and softening of tomato fruit. The objective of this study was to investigate the...
Tigist Nardos Tadesse
Ali Mohammed Ibrahim
Wosene Gebreselassie Abtew
American Journal of Food Technology

Canning Quality of New Drought-Tolerant Dry Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Lines

Abstract: Canning quality of twenty nine new drought-tolerant bean lines from two grain types; large-seeded and small-seeded, was investigated. Bean seeds were soaked, blanched, canned in brine and stored for three weeks prior to evaluation. Mex-142, the popular canning variety, was used as a...
A.O. Warsame
P.M. Kimani
American Journal of Food Technology

Application of Light-Emitting Diodes in Food Production, Postharvest Preservation, and Microbiological Food Safety

Abstract Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) possess unique properties that are highly suitable for several operations in the food industry. Such properties include low radiant heat emissions; high emissions of monochromatic light; electrical, luminous, and photon efficiency; long life expectancy,...
Craig D'Souza
Hyun-Gyun Yuk
Gek Hoon Khoo
Weibiao Zhou
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Growing Table Grapes in a Temperate Climate

  Introduction: Table grapes have become a very popular fruit in the United States. Annual per capita consumption of table grapes in the United States has quadrupled over the past quarter century. It now exceeds 7 pounds per person, and grapes rank fourth after bananas, apples and oranges....
Thomas J. Zabadal

Heat Treatment Affects Postharvest Quality of Kale and Collard, but not of Brussel Sprouts

Mature leaves of kale and collard, and Brussels sprouts were heated by moist air at 40, 45, 50, or 55ºC for durations of 0, 30, 60, or 90 minutes. Heating of kale at 45 ºC for 30 minutes was effective in maintaining better postharvest quality, delaying yellowing, and...
Chien Y. Wang

Dragon Fruit Assessment Manual

  This protocol seeks to provide a standard methodology for the experimentation and assessment of Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus (Haw.)) in the collaborative project funded by the New Zealand ADAF project (Vietnam Quarantine Barriers Assignment). This will aid in the exchange of information...
Allan Woolf
Do Minh Hien
Thai Thi Hoa
Nguyen Minh Chau
Richard Jackman
Chris Clark
The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand Ltd

Estimated Fresh Produce Shrink and Food Loss in U.S. Supermarkets

Data on fresh fruit and vegetable shrink in supermarkets is important to help understand where and how much shrink could potentially be reduced by supermarkets to increase their profitability. This study provides: (1) shrink estimates for 24 fresh fruits and 31 fresh vegetables in U.S. supermarkets...
J. C. Buzby
J. T. Bentley
B. Padera
C. Ammon
J. Campuzano

Effect of Wrapping Materials and Cold Storage Durations on Quality of Plum (cv. Shablon)

This study was conducted on the effect of wrapping material and cold storage duration on plum (cv. Shablon) during cold storage at -1°C temperature and 98% relative humidity. Three wrapping materials (news paper + straw, kraft paper and kraft paper + straw) and five cold storage durations (0, 8...
Fariborz Naserzaeim
Majid Rashidi
Saeed Sayfzadeh
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Postharvest cooling and handling of field- and greenhouse-grown tomatoes

Although considered a vegetable by most people, tomatoes are actually the fruit of several plants of the genus Lycopersicon. Tomatoes are one of the leading produce items in the United States in terms of value and volume consumes. Preserving the quality of the fruit from vine to consumer...
M.D. Boyette
D.C. Sanders
E.A. Estes
North Carolina State University