Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Mechanical Models of Compression and Impact on Fresh Fruits

  Well-designed and well-operated postharvest mechanical handling processes are vital if fresh fruits are to enter markets with minimal damage. The susceptibility of fruit to quality loss during handling is largely determined by mechanical contact and damage. This article reviews...
Zhiguo Li
Fengli Miao
James Andrews
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Effects of Carbon Dioxide Treatment and Modified Atmosphere Packaging on the Quality of Long Distance Transporting “Maehyang” Strawberry

  This study was conducted to investigate the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) and modified atmosphere (MA) packaging on the quality of strawberry during long distance transportation. “Maehyang” strawberries (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) with red color on 70% of the...
Hyun Jin Choi
Yeong Seuk Bae
Jung Soo Lee
Me Hea Park
Ji Gang Kim
Agricultural Sciences

Color Retention and Extension of Shelf Life of Litchi Fruit in Response to Storage and Packaging Technique

  Background and Objective: Litchi is a tropical fruit of high commercial value and high demand in national and international markets. Its main postharvest problem is the rapid pericarp browning, color loss and rotting which is due to environmental factors such as temperature and storage...
Mohammad Mainuddin Molla
Ebedulla Rahman
Anjumanara Khatun
Md. Faridul Islam
Md. Zashim Uddin
Md. Azmat Ullah
Madan Gopal Saha
Md. Miaruddin
American Journal of Food Technology

Evaluación del Antimicrobiano Cinamaldehído en la Conservación de Flores de Dalia Comestibles, bajo Condiciones Diferentes de Almacenamiento

  Las dalias, además de su uso como flores de ornato, se consumen en gran variedad de alimentos; no obstante, una vez que se cosechan su vida útil es menor a tres días. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el efecto antimicrobiano del cinamaldehído a 0.25 % en...
Estrella Lara-Cortés
Rosalba Troncoso-Rojas
Mónica Hernández-López
Silvia Bautista-Baños
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura

El Calcio Asperjado en Precosecha en La Maduración y Daño por Frío en Aguacate ‘Hass’ (Persea americana Mill.)

  La exportación de aguacate implica una serie de problemas postcosecha debido a que el fruto tiene vida de anaquel limitada, así como marcada sensibilidad al desarrollo de daños por frío al usar temperaturas bajas para prolongar su vida útil. Existen...
Alejandro F. Barrientos-Priego
María Teresa Martínez-Damián
Haidel Vargas-Madríz
Martha Olivia Lázaro-Dzul
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura

Películas Biodegradables con Propiedades Bioactivas

  El envasado pasivo como barrera física entre el alimento y su entorno no permite posibles interacciones beneficiosas. Por otro lado, la acumulación del material plástico derivado del petróleo usado en el envasado es una problemática mundial, por causa de su...
Adriana Isabel Montes Hernández
Rafael Antonio Oropeza González
Carlos Alberto Padrón Pereira
Yorleny Araya Quesada
Lea Wexler Goering
Elba Cubero Castillo
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

1-MCP Improved Diverse Sensorial, Biochemical and Physical Apple Traits during Cold Storage Based on Cultivar

  Apple cultivars’ storability could be strengthened through known techniques of cold storage, advanced industries of control atmosphere or other routine usages like fruit pre-cooling followed by immersion in CA++ solution, depending on genetic potential of the plant...
B. Pashazadeh
H. Hajnajari
F. Shavakhi
Agricultural Sciences

Comportamiento Poscosecha de Frutos de Ciruela (Prunus salicina Lindl.) en Estado Madurez Comercial con Tres Dosis de CaCl2

  La aplicación de cloruro de calcio (CaCl2) a frutos y hortalizas en poscosecha es comúnmente utilizado para mantener la firmeza del fruto, proteger de patógenos y retardar la madurez. Por esto, se trataron frutos de ciruela seleccionados en estados de madurez comercial...
Omar Alejandro Medina-Sanabria
Alfonso Rincón Pérez
Vladimir Rubiano -González
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Effect of Sodium Alginate Coating on Osmotic Dehydration of Pumpkin

  The effect of coating blanched pumpkin cubes with sodium alginate (SA) on water loss (WL), solid gain (SG), physicochemical qualities and cell structure of osmotic dehydrated (OD) pumpkin was studied. Pumpkin samples coated with 1.0%, 2.0%, 3.0% SA (w/w), and samples without...
S. Jansrimanee
S. Lertworasirikul
International Food Research Journal

Evaluation of Post-harvest Applications of Gibberellic Acid on The Quality and Shelf Life of Three Varieties of Mexican Lime

  Among the acid limes produced in Mexico, the Mexican lime is the most important in the domestic market; however, because of the heterogeneous quality of the fruit at harvest time, the export volume is limited. Due to the thin epicarp, the fruits are sensitive to weight and green color loss...
Laura Olivia Zea-Hernández
Crescenciano Saucedo-Veloz
Nicacio Cruz-Huerta
Martha Elva Ramírez-Guzmán
Manuel Marciano Robles-González
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura