Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Use of Insulated Covers over Product Crates to Reduce Losses in Amaranth during Shipping Delays

  Amaranth is a leafy vegetable with high nutrient content which is sensitive to temperature and low relative humidity. Delays in shipment to market may result in significant losses, therefore improved packaging to minimize mechanical damage and reduce moisture loss are desirable. Amaranth was...
Lizanne Wheeler
Lisa Kitinoja
Diane M. Barrett
Agriculture

Low Temperature Phosphine Fumigation for Postharvest Control of Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Lettuce, Broccoli, Asparagus, and Strawberry

  U.S. exported lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, and strawberries often harbor western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), a quarantined pest in Taiwan, and therefore require quarantine treatment. Fumigation with diluted pure phosphine at a low...
Yong-Biao Liu
Journal of Economic Entomology

Effect of Hot-Air Drying Temperature on the Polyphenol Content and the Sensory Properties of Cocoa Beans

  Several studies have been reported on the potential health benefits of cocoa polyphenols. However, heat treatment on cocoa beans during drying has an inhibitory effect on the retention of its polyphenols. The polyphenol degradation mechanism due to heating is scarcely reported in literatures...
Abhay S.M
Hii C.L
Law C.L
Suzannah S
M. Djaeni
International Food Research Journal

The Study of Edible Film Production from Unriped Banana Flour and Riped Banana Puree

  The edible film made from banana flour and banana puree (Musa AAA) were estimated the mechanical properties, water vapor permeability (WVP), color and solubility. The potassium metabisulfite (KMS) and ascorbic acid were used as the browning prevention chemicals. The banana flour film had 3x2...
N Jirukkakul
International Food Research Journal

Efecto de la Temperatura de Almacenaje Sobre las Características Organoléptical de Frutos de Limón Persa (Citrus latifolia Tanaka)

  A fin de conocer el efecto de la temperatura de almacenaje sobre las características físicas y químicas del fruto del limón persa (Citrus latifolia Tanaka), se cosecharon 120 frutos sin ningún tipo de daño, en estado de madurez fisiológica. La...
Glady Castellano
Raúl Ramírez
María J. Sindoni V.
Pablo R. Hidalgo L.
María Esther Burgos
Carlos Marín R.
Karla Núñez- Castellano
Leandro Martínez
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

On-Farm Infrastructure Toolkit

  Postharvest cooling is the process of removing field heat and preparing crops for cold storage. Postharvest cooling is vital for extending the shelf life of produce (Slama and Diffley, 2013). Postharvest cooling should not be confused with longer-term cold storage, which will be discussed...
NC Growing Together
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Efecto de 1-Metilciclopropeno y Temperatura de Almacenamiento en la Poscosecha de Mandarina (Citrus reticulata L.) var. Arrayana

  La producción de mandarina dentro del grupo de los cítricos tiene un aporte significativo en Colombia. El uso del 1-metilciclopropeno (1-MCP) inhibe la acción del etileno y es una práctica común para prolongar la vida poscosecha de productos perecederos. En...
Carlos A. Gómez
Aníbal O. Herrera
Víctor J. Flórez
Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias

Effecto de Recubrimientos Comestibles Compuestos a Base de GomaTara en la Calidad Poscosecha de Frutilla (Fragaria ananassa)

  Se desarrollaron recubrimientos comestibles en base de goma tara (GT), lípidos (cera de abeja, goma laca) y un plastificante (GLY). Se seleccionaron dos formulaciones enteras (R1 y R2) y las mismas en dilución 1:1 con agua desionizada (R1’ y R2’) para recubrir...
Pavón-Vargas Darío
Valencia-Chamorro Silvia
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Alleviation of Chilling Injury in Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

  Chilling injury in tropical and subtropical fruits can be alleviated by low temperature preconditioning, intermittent warming, heat treatment, controlled atmosphere storage, treatments with calcium or other chemicals, waxing, film packaging, genetic modification, or applications with...
C.Y. Wang
University of California

Conservación de Mango Tommy Atkins Mínimamente Procesado Mediante la Aplicación de un Recubrimiento de Aloe Vera (Aloe barbandensis Miller)

  Antecedentes: El mango es una fruta climatérica que puede ver limitada su comercialización debido a la deficiencia en sistemas de procesamiento y conservación que ocasionan pérdidas poscosecha en la cadena agroindustrial. Los frutos mínimamente procesados y...
Andrés F. Pérez T.
D. Aristizábal T.
Jorge I. Restrepo F.
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