Food & Beverage - Process Technology, Ingredients, Functional Foods, Food Safety

CBI Product Factsheet: Exotic Roots and Tubers in Europe

  The European market for exotic roots and tubers is small but growing. Cassava and yams are the biggest sellers. Volumes of taro, yautia or malanga and other roots that are less well known in the European market, are still very small. The main market are ethnic food shops and restaurants, but...
LEI Wageningen UR
Michel Peperkamp
Piet Schotel
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

CBI Product Factsheet: Fresh Pomegranates in Europe

  The European Union (EU) is a net importer of fresh pomegranates. In 2014, 42 thousand tonnes of pomegranates (imports minus exports) were added to the apparent consumption of pomegranates in the EU, in addition to the volume produced locally. Pomegranates are a luxury fruit that sells well...
LEI Wageningen
Michel Peperkamp
Piet Schotel
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Postharvest Handling of Sweetpotatoes

  Contents:  Proper Handling Pays Growing for Improved Postharvest Quality Harvesting for Quality The Curing and Storage Facility Curing for Quality Benefits of Curing Problems Associated with Improper Curing Storing for Quality Problems Associated with Improper Storage Conditions...
Brooke A. Edmunds
Michael D. Boyette
Christopher A. Clark
Donald M. Ferrin
Tara P. Smith
Gerald J. Holmes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Plantain, Banana and Wheat Flour Composites in Bread Making: Prospects for Industrial Application

  Bread is one of the most convenient, least expensive and most important staple foods in the world today. It is usually fermented and baked into loaves or cakes. Bread making has been with the Chinese for 5000 years and has also been found in ancient Egyptian tombs and reported widely in the...
Tajudeen Adeniji
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Agronomic and Technological Factors Affecting Tunisian Olive Oil Quality

  Olive oil is a very versatile product. It has distinctive virtues in the fields of health and nutrition. For this reason olive oil quality has attracted attention and become the focus of many studies. Olive oil quality depends on several factors such as ripening, extraction method, soil type...
Ines Gharbi
Manel Issaoui
Sounira Mehri
Imed Cheraief
Samira Sifi
Mohammed Hammami
Scientific Research Publishing

Production and Processing of Pinapple

  Contents:  1. Description of the plant 2. Soil and climate suitable for pineapple development 3. Preparation of the land 4. Planting  5. Maintenance and phytosanitary protection 6. Financial information 7. Pineapple consumption and processing...
K. Edoh Adabe
Salama Hind
Abdou Maïga
Engineers Without Borders, Cameroon (ISF Cameroun) and The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA

Impact of Ripening Stage and Drying on Selected Quality Attributes of Apple Mango Cubes and Leathers

  Apple mango is an improved cultivar that has been widely adopted by farmers in Kenya for use in the fresh market and processing. However, its production and consumption are adversely affected by high postharvest losses, which result from the perishable nature of the fruit, especially during...
Elizabeth Nakhungu Wafula
D.N. Sila
M.M. Wawire
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Optimización Experimental del Proceso de Liofilización de Uchuva Adicionada con Componentes Activios por Impregnación al Vacío

  Los procesos de optimización experimental, representan una herramienta efectiva para el mejoramiento de la calidad de los productos, contribuyendo en la diversificación de productos en la cadena de uchuva, como frutos promisorios de exportación. Objetivo: El objetivo del...
Misael Cortés R.
Edgar Herrera H.
Eduardo Rodríguez S.
Vitae

Microbial Safety of Wood in Contact with Food: A Review

  Food packaging is multifunctional: it protects from harvest to table. Four main groups of materials for direct food contact are mentioned in the literature: wood, glass, plastic, and metal. In this review, the focus is on wooden packaging for direct contact with food. In Europe, wood as a...
Florence Aviat
Christian Gerhards
Jos´e-juan Rodriguez-Jerez
Val´erie Michel
Isabelle Le Bayon
Rached Ismail
Michel Federighi
Institute of Food Technologists

Modeling the Thin-Layer Drying of Fruits and Vegetables: A Review

  The drying of fruits and vegetables is a complex operation that demands much energy and time. In practice, the drying of fruits and vegetables increases product shelf-life and reduces the bulk and weight of the product, thus simplifying transport. Occasionally, drying may lead to a great...
Daniel I. Onwude
Norhashila Hashim
Rimfiel B. Janius
Nazmi Mat Nawi
Khalina Abdan
Institute of Food Technologists