Fresh-Cut Produce

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

Processing of Fresh-Cut Tropical Fruits and Vegetables: A Technical Guide

Fruit and vegetable production and consumption in Asia and the Pacific region have shown a marked upward trend over the past several years. Rising consumer demand in the region has come with greater awareness of food safety issues and increased need for convenience and quality. The fresh-cut...
Jennylynd B. James
Tipvanna Ngarmsak
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

New Quality Index Based on Dry Matter and Acidity Proposed for Hayward Kiwifruit

Researchers from various countries have proposed using dry matter at harvest as a worldwide quality index for Hayward kiwifruit, because it includes both soluble (sugars and acids) and insoluble (structural carbohydrates and starch) solids and doesn’t change during postharvest handling. Our...
Gayle M. Crisosto
Janine Hasey
Jorge A. Zegbe
Carlos H. Crisosto
California Agriculture

Harvest and Postharvest Handling of Chinese Date

Jujube, or Chinese date, is a deciduous fruit tree of tropical and subtropical origin, now grown primarily in home gardens in California and Florida. Among problems that have limited development of jujube as a commercial crop in California are several factors related to harvesting and...
Adel A. Kader
Alexander Chordas
Yu Li
UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology