Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Effects of Postharvest Curing Treatment on Flesh Colour and Phenolic Metabolism in Fresh-cut Potato Products

  The flesh colour and phenolic metabolism in potato tuber during curing and after cut were investigated. Result indicated that postharvest curing not only changed phenolic metabolism during curing, but also improved fresh-cut colour for 12 days after fresh cut. Significantly lower PAL and...
Qingguo Wang
Yu Cao
Lili Zhou
Cai-Zhong Jiang
Yanyan Feng
Shaochong Wei
Elsevier

Métodos de Enfriamiento Aplicables a Frutas y Hortalizas Enteras y Minimamente Procesadas

  La conservación de las frutas y hortalizas enteras y mínimamente procesadas es altamente dependiente de la refrigeración, debido a la influencia de ésta en factores como: la disminución de la actividad biológica del producto, la disminución...
Carlos Inestroza-Lizardo
Vanessa Voigt
Ana Carolina Muniz
Héctor Gomez-Gomez
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

2017 Southeast Regional Organic Blueberry Pest Management Guide

  Contents:  General Considerations Integrated Management Guide (Insect and Disease Control)  Selected NOP-Approved Products for Management of Blueberry Diseases Seasonal “At a Glance” Fungicidal Spray Timing Selected NOP-Approved Products for Management of Blueberry...
The Cooperative Extension Service
The Cooperative Extension Service

Training of Postharvest Trainers and Extension Specialists: Small-scale Postharvest Handling Practices and Improved Technologies for Reducing Food Losses

  This is a free pdf e-learning manual of 12 self-managed assignments on easy to learn postharvest extension methods. Assignments include identifying the causes and sources of postharvest losses, performing commodity systems assessments, determining local postharvest research, training and...
Lisa Kitinoja
The Postharvest Education Foundation

Fruit Ripening Conditions Affect the Quality of Sliced Red Tomatoes

  Fresh-cut tomato slices can deteriorate rapidly, with a correspondingly short shelf-life. Almost all research to date has focused on fresh-cut tomato preparation and storage, and little research has considered how postharvest handling of the whole fruit could affect the quality of the...
M. Buccheri
M. I. Cantwell
University of California

Flower Development: From Bud to Bloom

  In many commercial cut flowers, particularly those with spike or compound inflorescences, postharvest life and quality are highly dependent on the continued development of small buds to open blooms. Buds may be separated into two major types – those enclosed by a calyx, where petal...
Michael S. Reid
University of California

Cultivation of Tomato

  Tomato is one of the most widely cultivated crops in the world. It is an important source of vitamins and an important cash crop for smallholders and medium-scale commercial farmers. This Agrodok focuses on good practices for growing a healthy tomato crop and obtaining a reasonably steady...
Shankara Naika
Joep van Lidt de Jeude
Marja de Goffau
Martin Hilmi
Barbara van Dam
CTA

Effects of Anti-Browning Agents on Wound Responses of Fresh-Cut Mangoes

  The effects of different anti-browning compounds (ascorbic acid, citric acid, L-cysteine and glutathione) on L* -value, hue angle, brown scores and brown pigments of fresh-cut mangoes cv. ‘Nam Dok Mai’ were investigated at four concentrations (0% as control, 0.5%, 1.5% and 2.5...
C. Techavuthiporn
P. Boonyaritthonghai
International Food Research Journal

Quality of Waterjet- and Blade-Cut Romaine Salad

  Cutting operations for fresh-cut produce are usually accomplished by stainless steel knives. Waterjet cutting employs a very small stream of high-pressure water, and the type of nozzle, conveyor speed, and water pressure are the main factors that affect the quality of the cut. Two tests were...
M.I. Cantwell
A.A.M. Melo
G. Hong
S. Klose
University of California

World Pineapple Production: An Overview

  This review paper discusses the origin, production, cultivation practices, storage, transportation and uses of pineapple. The economic importance of pineapple is easily justified by its unique characteristics as a fruit, which ensured its rapid diffusion and adoption, in the tropics and...
Farid Hossain
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development