Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Tree Fruit and Nuts

  Growing a crisp apple, juicy peach, or a perfect pecan is the dream of many gardeners. Backyard gardeners can grow varieties not available in the market. And unlike commercial producers who must harvest and ship weeks before the fruit is ripe, gardeners can harvest fruit and nuts at their...
Michael Parker
NC Coorporative Extension

Efecto del estado de madurez del fruto y del período de fermentación sobre la germinación de semillas de maracuyá (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg.) y granadilla (Passiflora ligularis Juss.)

  En Colombia, se ha encontrado un grupo de 165 especies pertenecientes al género Passiflora y de ellas cerca del 50% son de fruto comestible. Entre estas el maracuyá, la granadilla y la gulupa se consideran de importancia económica. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar...
Leidy Milena Aguacía
Diego Miranda
Carlos Carranza
Agronomía Colombiana

Effects of Bioactive Component of Kiwi Fruit and Avocado (Fruit and Seed) on Hypercholesterolemic Rats

  This study evaluated the effect of kiwi fruit and avocado (fruit and seed) on diet-induced hypercholesterolemia in rats. The results showed that avocado seed content was the highest in phenolic compounds (285.43 mg/100g GAE); flavonoids (3.21mg/100g CE) and soluble dietary fiber (38%)...
Manal M.S.M. Shehata
Sahar S.A. Soltan
World Journal of Dairy & Food Sciences

Functional and antimicrobial properties of bignay [Antidesma bunius (L.) Spreng.] extract and its potential as natural preservative in a baked product

  The potential of bignay [Antidesma bunius (L.) Spreng.] fruit extract as a source of natural preservative was investigated. Bignay fruits, at red and fully mature stage, were analyzed for total phenolic content and free radical scavenging antioxidant activity. Crude and ethanol extracts from...
R. C. M. Lizardo
L. B. Mabesa
E. I. Dizon
N. A. Aquino
International Food Research Journal

Coating Florida Prince Peach Fruits with Nano-Chitosan for Increasing Storage and Shelf Life

  This investigation was carried out to increase storability of Florida Prince peach fruits using coating nano chitosan at 0, 200, 400 and 800 ppm. The effect of these treatments on some quality characteristics after cold storage at 0±1°C and 90-95% (RH) for four weeks plus three...
M.M. Ibrahim
M.M. Gad
American-Eurasian Journal for Agricultural & Environmental Science

Chimney solar dryer manual

  The Chimney Solar Dryer Manual provides an introduction to this efficient, low-cost solar dryer designed by UC Davis researchers. The manual includes directions for how to build the chimney solar dryer and how to use it to dry fruits and vegetables. The UC Davis chimney solar dryer was...
Michael Reid
James Thompson
Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center at UC Davis

Caracterización poscosecha de frutos de tacaco (Sechium edule) en Cartago, Costa Rica

  El objetivo del presente trabajo fue realizar una caracterización poscosecha de frutos de tacaco de diferente edad cronológica. Durante julio y agosto de 2014 y, enero y febrero de 2015 se evaluaron frutos recién cuajados, con y sin espinas, procedentes de Cartago, Costa...
María del Milagro Cerdas-Araya
Johanny Castro-Chinchilla
Agronomía Mesoamericana

A Longer Marketing Life for Blackberry and Raspberry Fruit

  Caneberries, which include blackberries and raspberries, must be picked when the berries are ripe or nearly ripe to ensure quality. Their thin fruit skin, high respiration rate, and high ethylene production make these berries extremely susceptible to postharvest ...
Jayesh B. Samtani
Mosbah M. Kushad
Virginia Cooperative Extension

Microarray-Based Screening of Differentially Expressed Genes of E. coli O157:H7 Sakai during Preharvest Survival on Butterhead Lettuce

  Numerous outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157:H7 have been linked to the consumption of leafy vegetables. However, up to the present, little has been known about E. coli O157:H7’s adaptive responses to survival on actively growing (and thus responsive) plants. In this study, whole...
Inge Van der Linden
Bart Cottyn
Mieke Uyttendaele
Geertrui Vlaemynck
Marc Heyndrickx
Martine Maes
Nicola Holden

Effectiveness of Postharvest Treatment with Chitosan to Control Citrus Green Mold

  Control of green mold, caused by Penicillium digitatum, by fungicides raises several problems, such as emergence of resistant pathogens, as well as concerns about the environment and consumers’ health. As potential alternatives, the effects of chitosan on green mold disease and the...
Mohammed El Guilli
Abdelhak Hamza
Christophe Clément
Mohammed Ibriz
Essaid Ait Barka