Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Thermal Treatments for Fruit and Vegetable Juices and Beverages: A Literature Overview

  Fruit and vegetable juices and beverages are generally preserved by thermal processing, currently being the most cost-effective means ensuring microbial safety and enzyme deactivation. However, thermal treatments may induce several chemical and physical changes that impair the...
Leonardo Petruzzi
Daniela Campaniello
Barbara Speranza
Maria Rosaria Corbo
Milena Sinigaglia
Antonio Bevilacqua
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Recent Advances on Edible Films Based on Fruits and Vegetables—A Review

  Food packaging materials are traditionally expected to contain foodstuffs and protect them from deteriorating agents. Although petroleum-derived polymers have been widely used for this purpose, the rising concern with their nonrenewable and/or nonbiodegradable nature paves the route for...
Caio G. Otoni
Roberto J. Avena-Bustillo
Henriette M. C. Azeredo
Marcos V. Lorevice
M´arcia R. Moura
Luiz H. C. Mattoso
Tara H. McHugh
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

In Vitro Toxicity Testing of Food Contact Materials: State-of-the-Art and Future Challenges

  Currently, toxicological testing of food contact materials (FCMs) is focused on single substances and their genotoxicity. However, people are exposed to mixtures of chemicals migrating from food contact articles (FCAs) into food, and toxic effects other than genotoxic damage may also be...
Ksenia J. Groh
Jane Muncke
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Comportamiento de frutos de tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa Brot.) con cáliz y sin cáliz en atmósfera modificada

  Se evaluó el comportamiento de frutos de tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa Brot.) intactos (con cáliz) y descascarados (sin cáliz) en postcosecha, durante cuatro semanas, a 20 °C, en una tecnología de atmósfera modificada (AM), con películas pl...
Nilfra Cecilia Flores-Flores
Anabel Gerónimo-Cruz
Salvador Valle-Guadarrama
Teresa Monroy-Gutiérrez
Adalberto Gómez-Cruz
Irán Alia-Tejacal
Ingeniería Agrícola y Biosistemas

Biodegradable Films with Spirulina platensis as Coating for Cambuci Peppers (Capsicum sp.)

  Objective: The main objective of this study was to extend shelf life of Cambuci peppers stored under refrigeration or at room temperature by using biodegradable films with Spirulina platensis as coating. Materials and Methods: Peppers were washed, sanitized and...
Tais Cardoso
Ivo Mottin Demiate
Eliane Dalva Godoy Danesi
American Journal of Food Technology

Modelamiento de la Cinética de Desinfección Superficial de Tomates (Lycopersicum esculentum) Fescos Usando Soluciones de Cloro

  Tomates frescos variedad italiana fueron sometidos a procesos de desinfección superficial utilizando soluciones de hipoclorito de calcio para determinar su eficiencia germicida y la cinética que gobierna el proceso de inactivación superficial en gérmenes aerobios...
Miguel Ángel Solano Cornejo
Scientia Agropecuaria

Interactive Effects of Wrapping Materials and Cold Storage Durations on Total Soluble Solids of Plum

  Three wrapping materials (kraft paper + straw, kraft paper and news paper) and five cold storage durations (0, 8, 16, 24 and 32-day) were investigated for total soluble solids (TSS) of plum (cv. Shablon) during cold storage at -1°C temperature and 98% relative humidity. The...
Majid Rashidi
Mahdi Hosseini Bahri
Jafar Abdi
Amirhossein Ahmadbeyki
Fariborz Naserzaeim
Agricultural Engineering Research Journ

Producción de Etileno y Cambios Asociados a la Maduración de Aguacate 'Hass' y 'Carmen Hass'

  En México la temporada alta de producción de aguacate ‘Hass’ es de octubre a febrero, la media en marzo a mayo y la baja de junio a septiembre. El cultivar Carmen Hass, proveniente de una floración “fuera de temporada”, se cosecha en los...
Nallely Rosas Flores
Crescenciano Saucedo Veloz
Cecilia García Osorio y Daniela Saucedo Reyes
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Mango Handling and Ripening Protocol

  Contents: Objective and Overview Understanding Mango Maturity and Ripeness Mango Receiving and Quality Assessment Temperature Management Mango Storage Mango Transportation Mango Handling and Merchandising at the Store Mango Ripening Fore More Resources Acknolwedgements Appendix
National Mango Board
National Mango Board

Survival of Foodborne Pathogens on Berries

  Fresh and frozen berries are popular foods. When berries are picked for fresh consumption, they are usually packed directly without washing because they are highly perishable. Fresh berries also are commonly included in fresh-cut fruit mixtures sold as a ready-to-eat...
Mary Palumbo
Linda J. Harris
Michelle D. Danyluk
IFAS Extension, University of Florida