Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Effects of various storage methods on the quality and nutritional composition of sweet potato (Ipomea batatas L.) in Yola Nigeria

The effects of five different storage methods on the quality and nutritional composition of sweet potatoes was studied between December 2006 and May 2007 at Federal University of Technology Yola using randomized complete block design. The methods used for the study are modifications of existing...
M.A. Dandago
D.T. Gungula
International Food Research Journal

Response of 'Hass' Avocado to Postharvest Storage in Controlled Atmosphere Conditions

  The current storage temperature recommendation for avocado fruit Persea americana Mill. cv. Hass of 5 to 7C in California gives a maximum storage time of two to four weeks due to internal browning, caused by chilling injury (Cl), and softening. The postharvest response of mature avocado...
Dana F. Faubion
F. Gordon Mitchell
Gene Mayer
Mary Lu Arpaia
Proc. of Second World Avocado Congress

Extension of Postharvest Life of 'Mission' Figs by CO2-Enriched Atmospheres

  Good quality of fresh ‘Mission’ figs (Ficus carica L.) was maintained for up to 4 weeks when kept at 0, 2.2, or 5C in atmospheres enriched with 15% or 20% CO2. The visible benefits of exposure to high CO2 levels were reduction of decay incidence and maintenance of bright external...
Giancarlo Colelli
F. Gordon Mitchell
Adel A. Kader

Evaluating Quality Attributes of Four Fresh Fig (Ficus carica L.) Cultivars Harvested at Two Maturity Stages

  The effect of two fruit maturity stages on the quality attributes of four fresh fig cultivars was examined, including consumer acceptance and antioxidant capacity. Fig quality attributes such as weight, soluble solids concentration (SSC), titratable acidity (TA), SSC:TA, firmness,...
Carlos H. Crisosto
Vanessa Bremer
Louise Ferguson
Gayle M. Crisosto

Effect of Sunning as Post Harvest Treatment for Insect Pests on Antioxidants and Physicochemical Properties of Date Fruit

  Date fruit from three date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) cultivars namely Khalas, Shiashy and Rizez were selected for study. Freshly harvested date fruit is prone to insect-pest infestation. It is, therefore, important to preserve it properly to maintain fruit quality and enhance shelf life for...
Saleh Alturki
American Journal of Food Technology

Quality of pitaya fruit (Hylocereus undatus) as influenced by storage temperature and packaging

  Pitaya (Hylocereus undatus) is a non-climacteric fruit that reaches its best eating quality when harvested ripe, decreasing thereafter during storage (CHIEN et al., 2007). As a new crop, there have been limited studies focused on extending the postharvest quality of pitaya fruit. The main...
Sergio Tonetto de Freitas
Elizabeth Jeanne Mitcham
XXII Congresso Brasileiro de Fruticultura

Texture improvement of fresh and frozen mangoes with pectin methylesterase and calcium infusion

  BACKGROUND: A major problem of mango products is texture loss. The effect of commercial pectin methylesterase (PME) and calcium infusion on improvement of the texture of both fresh and frozen-thawed mango cubes was investigated in the present study. RESULTS: The weight gain and moisture...
Arpassorn Sirijariyawat
Sanguansri Charoenrein
Diane M. Barrett
Journal Science of Food and Agriculture

Producción de primicia en invernadero de híbridos masculinos de espárrago (Asparagus officinalis) y procesado IV Gama para optimización del posicionamiento en el mercado

  El espárrago es una hortaliza muy valorada por sus propiedades, que ha experimentado un notable incremento durante los últimos años a nivel global, contando con una creciente demanda por parte de mercados muy exigentes respecto a su presentación y cada vez mas...
Sofía Barreto
Ana M. Castagnino
Karina E. Díaz
Agostino Falavigna
J. Marina
M. B. Rosini
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Increasing Antioxidant Activity and Reducing Decay of Blueberries by Essential Oils

  Several naturally occurring essential oils including carvacrol, anethole, cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, perillaldehyde, linalool, and p-cymene were evaluated for their effectiveness in reducing decay and increasing antioxidant levels and activities in ‘Duke’ blueberries (...
Chien Y. Wang
Shiow Y. Wang
Chitsun Chen
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

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
Acta Horticulturae