Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

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

Stored Grains - Insect Control Recommendations for 2017

  All the expense and effort of making a crop can be wasted if not enough attention is paid to storage. The key to storing grains and other commodities on the farm is to make storage conditions unfavorable for the survival of stored-grain insects and molds. The following...
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Quality Evaluation of Blueberries Coated with Chitosan and Sodium Alginate during Postharvest Storage

  Edible coatings are used to improve fruits appearance and storage and to extend their shelf-life. The effects of chitosan and sodium alginate as edible coatings on the quality of fresh blueberries during storage were studied. Berries were treated with coatings, packed in...
V. Chiabrando
G. Giacalone
International Food Research Journal

Impacto Térmico del Secado por Ventana Refractante sobre los Metabolitos Antioxidantes de la Cáscara del Membrillo (Cydonia oblonga L.)

  El contenido de metabolitos tales como fenoles y flavonoides en el membrillo se ha relacionado con efectos de promoción de la salud humana debido a sus propiedades antioxidantes y funcionales. Este estudio tuvo como objetivo investigar el impacto térmico del secado por ventana...
Mario Espinoza
Elvia Gómez
Julio Aguilar
Jhonatan Cabanillas
Miguel Santa
Iris Rodríguez
Raúl Río
Ivette Zuta
Raúl Siche
Agroindustrial Science

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