Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Almidón modificado: Propiedades y usos como recubrimientos comestibles para la conservación de frutas y hortalizas frescas

  Los recubrimientos comestibles forman una capa delgada directamente sobre la superficie de los productos vegetales como una cubierta protectora. Son matrices continúas que pueden estar formuladas a base de lípidos, proteínas y carbohidratos. Los recubrimientos...
Margarita de Lorena Ramos-García
Claudia Romero-Bastida
Silvia Bautista-Baños
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Effect of Ethylene and Temperature Conditioning on Sensory Attributes and Chemical Composition of 'Comice' Pears

  ‘Comice’ is among the pear varieties most difficult to ripen after harvest. Ethylene, cold temperature, and intermediate (10 °C) temperature conditioning have been successfully used to stimulate the ability of ‘Comice’ pears to ripen. However, the sensory quality...
Warangkana Makkumrai
Hanne Sivertsen
David Sugar
Susan E. Ebeler
Florence Negre-Zakharov
Elizabeth J. Mitcham
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Spatial variance of physicochemical properties within mangos and the effect of initial ripeness stage on the quality of fresh-cut mangos

  Mangos (Mangifera indica L.) are one of the most popular and economically significant of the tropical fruit crops and are widely distributed around the world. In 2013, mango ranked fifth after banana, apple, grape, and orange in terms of total production among the world’s major fruit...
Panita Ngamchuachit
Elizabeth J Mitcham
Diane M Barrett
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Diseño de una tecnología para osmodeshidratación de frutos de pulpa liquida, y evaluación en maracuyá (Pasiflora edulis)

  Este trabajo pretendió diseñar una metodología sencilla de deshidratación osmótica (DO) que permita conservar el mayor tiempo posible la pulpa maracuyá y que sus componentes nutricionales sean lo más viable posible como una alternativa para...
Julio Cesar Luna Ramírez
Magda Ivone Pinzón Fandiño
Malcom Montenegro
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Salinity effects on colour and health traits in the pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) fruit peel

  Irrigation water salinity effects on colour and health ingredients in the pomegranate peel were studied in two accessions, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘SP-2’, grown under a wide range of salinities, 1.2 to 9 dS m–1. Ripe fruit peels were analysed for phenolics and...
Hamutal Borochov-Neori
Sylvie Judeinstein
Effi Tripler
Doron Holland
Naftali Lazarovitc
International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation

Shelf life extension of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam) storage roots using household-level storage methods

  Three sweetpotato cultivars; OFSP-1, OFSP-2 and WFSP were investigated for storability using two storage methods (heap vs. sand box), following curing (dehaulming, field-piled or no curing). Storage roots (SRs) were subsequently stored using either heap or sand box methods. SRs were...
Richard Atinpoore Atuna
Edward Ewing Carey
Francis Kweku Amagloh
International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation

Evaluación del desempeño de un secador solar directo sobre semillas de cacao (Theobroma cacao L.)

  Se desarrolló un secador solar directo con un diseño basado en dispositivos deshidratadores rudimentarios de uso regular, en granjas cacaoteras de Tabasco; con el objetivo de evaluar su desempeño en la obtención de cacao seco conforme a la NMX-F-352-S-1980,...
Enrique Romero Frasca
José Roberto Álvarez Vargas
Nerissa Ferrer Carrera
Avances en Investigación Agropecuaria

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

Physico-chemical properties of spray-dried red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus) peel powder during storage

  The physico-chemical properties of spray-dried pitaya peel powders kept at accelerated (45 ± 2°C) and room temperature (28 ± 2°C) for 14 weeks and 6 months, respectively were evaluated. Changes in physico-chemical properties of the peel powder were used as indicators of...
S. C. Ee
B. Jamilah
K. Muhammad
D. M. Hashim
N. Adzahan
International Food Research Journal

Potencial antifúngico de extractos de cuatro especies vegetales sobre el crecimiento de Colletotrichum gloeosporioides en papaya (Carica papaya) en poscosecha.

  El manejo de antracnosis por Colletotrichum gloeosporioides es el problema más importante en poscosecha de frutos tropicales. La actividad antifúngica de diferentes extractos vegetales fue evaluada in vitro e in vivo para controlar la antracnosis poscosecha en papaya. Extractos...
Nadia Landero Valenzuela
Daniel Nieto Ángel
Daniel Téliz Ortiz
Raquel Alatorre Rosas
Mario Orozco Santos
Carlos Fredy Ortiz García
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos