Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

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

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

Physical and chemical characteristics of cactus stems (Opuntia ficus-indica) for exportation and domestic markets

Nopal (edible cactus stems, Opuntia spp.) is consumed and produced in México and the selection criteria for its export include only color, size and the absence of deformations seen by producers at the time of harvest. The objective of this study was to evaluate the physical and chemical...
G. Maki-Díaz
C. B. Peña-Valdivia
R. García-Nava
M. L. Arévalo-Galarza
G. Calderón-Zavala
S. Anaya-Rosales

Características físicas y químicas de nopal verdura (Opuntia ficus-indica) para exportación y consumo nacional

El nopal verdura (Opuntia spp.) se consume y produce en México y los criterios de selección para su exportación incluyen únicamente el color, el tamaño y la ausencia de deformaciones visualizadas por los productores al momento de la cosecha. El objetivo de este...
G. Maki-Díaz
C. B. Peña-Valdivia
R. García-Nava
M. L. Arévalo-Galarza
G. Calderón-Zavala
S. Anaya-Rosales

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

Vertical gardening maximizes returns for Pakistan’s bottle gourd farmers

The use of nets and vertical structures to support bottle gourd is helping farmers of D.I. Khan, Pakistan harvest better quality fruit, which fetches higher prices in markets. Low yield of local varieties coupled with poor quality fruit marred cucurbit culture in the region for years. To improve...
Sreeram Banda
AVRDC South Asia

Comportamiento de siete cultivares de Allium cepa L. ante diferentes niveles de estrés salino

Se evaluó el comportamiento de siete genotipos de cebolla ante la salinidad a partir de la fase de trasplante. El estrés salino se indujo adicionando al sustrato de arena una solución de CaSO4, MgSO4 y NaCl (1:2,5:3) en diferentes concentraciones que permitieron alcanzar...
G. García
M. García
H. Ramírez

Nitrógeno, distancia entre surcos, rendimiento y productividad del agua en dos cultivares de frijol

El manejo de las prácticas agrícolas se ha considerado una estrategia para incrementar el rendimiento del frijol. Así, el objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el efecto de la distancia entre surcos de siembra  y la aplicación de N sobre la productividad del...
J. A. Escalante-Estrada
M. T. Rodríguez-González
Y. I. Escalante-Estrada

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