Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Methods to Reduce/Eliminate Pathogens from Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce

In response to the current public health concerns with the microbiological safety of fresh and fresh-cut produce, researchers have investigated the efficiency of numerous physical, chemical, and biological methods for reducing the microbiological load of produce. This chapter focuses on this...
M.E. Parish
L.R. Beuchat
T.V. Suslow
L.J. Harris
E.H. Garrett
J.N. Farber
F.F. Busta
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Pre-Cooling Techniques for Vegetables

The concept of pre-cooling is to remove the respiration heat from vegetables immediately after harvesting, before they are transported to market or placed in a cold store. The temperature of the vegetables is reduced quickly, in a few minutes or a few hours, so that the vegetables remain very...
Tong-Liang Lin
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Carbon Dioxide Fumigation Technique to Control Insect Pests in Stored Products

    Fumigation is the main insect control procedure for stored products in Thailand. Methyl bromide and phosphine are among the widely used fumigants. In Thailand, the technique of using carbon dioxide treatment to control insects in milled rice storage was initiated many years ago....
Department of Agriculture, Thailand
Department of Agriculture, Thailand

Postharvest - Carambola

This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Carambola. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates,...
Robert E. Paull
Ching Cheng Chen
USDA Agriculture Handbook

Postharvest - Cabbage

This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Cabbage. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates,...
Robert K. Prange
USDA Agriculture Handbook

Postharvest - Brussels Sprouts

This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Brussels Sprouts. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates,...
Charles Forney
Peter M. A. Toivonen
USDA Agriculture Handbook

Postharvest - Broccoli

This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Broccoli. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates,...
Peter M. A. Toivonen
Charles Forney
USDA, ARS

Postharvest - Breadfruit

This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Breadfruit. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates,...
Robert E. Paull
Nancy Jung Chen
USDA Agriculture Handbook

Postharvest - Bok Choy

This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Bok Choy. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates,...
Yaguang Luo
USDA Agriculture Handbook

Postharvest - Blueberry

This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Blueberry. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates,...
Penelope Perkins-Veazie
USDA, ARS