Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

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

Alimentos Producidos Orgánicamente

  Estas directrices se han preparado con el fin de ofrecer un enfoque concertado respecto a los requisitos que socalzan la producción, el etiquetado y la producción de propiedades de los alimentos producidos orgánicamente. La finalidad de estas directrices es: Proteger a...
World Health Organization
World Health Organization

Trends in Flower Marketing and Postharvest Handling in the United States

  In the past four decades, the handling and marketing of cut flowers in the United States has undergone dramatic changes. The local production and specialized retailing of the 1950’s has been replaced by a system where flowers produced almost anywhere in the world are largely sold by...
Michael S. Reid
University of California

Fresh-Cut Kale Quality and Shelf-Life in Relation to Leaf Maturity and Storage Temperature

  Kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) is a very nutritious leafy vegetable and its consumption in freshǦcut salads has increased in recent years. Kale leaves may be harvested at different stages of maturity, resulting in a heterogeneity that may be detrimental to freshǦcut salad quality and...
K. Albornoz
M. I. Cantwell
University of California

Physiological Changes and Shelf Life of the Postharvest Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Influenced by Different Levels of Bavistin DF

  An investigation was carried out with the postharvest mangoes (viz., the Langra and the Khirshapat) treating with different levels of Bavistin DF solution (namely, 250, 500, and 750 PPM ) for obtaining results on the reduction of postharvest losses, pattern of physical, biochemical changes...
M. K. Islam
M. Z. H. Khan
M. A. R. Sarkar
M. R. Al-Mamun
M. R. Hasan
International Food Research Journal

Impact of Modified Atmospheres on the Vitamin C Content of Salad-Cut Romaine and other Lettuces

  Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is a key technology for maintaining salad-cut lettuce quality, mainly by reducing cut-edge discoloration. However, the use of MAP may have detrimental consequences, and here we studied the impact of low-O2 atmospheres (0.2 to 1%) alone or in combination...
M. I. Cantwell
G. Hong
L. Schmidt
H. Ermen
University of California

Sustainable Food Production Practices in the Caribbean

  Contents: 1. The role of small producers, family farms and women farmers in sustainable food production and food security 2. Youth: Adding value to agriculture in the Caribbean 3. Small animal production systems: Rabbits and ducks 4. Rain shelters and net-houses for vegetable production 5....
Wayne G. Ganpat
Wendy-Ann P. Isaac
Ian Randle Publishers