Fresh Produce - Fresh-cut, Postharvest, Food Safety

Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops - An Overview from Farm to Fork

  Temperature management is the most effective tool for maintaining quality and safety and for extending the postharvest- life of fresh horticultural commodities. It begins with the rapid removal of field heat by initial cooling and continues throughout the cold chain (refrigerated...
Adel A. Kader
Ethiopian Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology

1-Methylcyclopropene Counteracts Ethylene-Induced Microbial Growth on Fresh-cut Watermelon

  The effects of exogenous ethylene, 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), or both on microbial growth on watermelon fruit and watermelon slices were investigated. Freshly harvested seedless watermelons (Citrullus lanatus, cv. Sugar Heart) were treated with 0.5 or 1.0 ppm 1-MCP, 10 ppm ethylene, 1-MCP...
Bin Zhou
James L. McEvoy
Yaguang Luo
Robert A. Saftner
Hao Feng
Tony Beltran
Journal of Food Science

Combined effects of 1-methylcyclopropene, calcium chloride dip, and/or atmospheric modification on quality changes in fresh-cut strawberries

  The aim of this study was to determine the effects of 1-methylcyclopropene, 1-MCP (1 µLL−1 for 24 h at 5 °C) on quality attributes and shelf life of fresh-cut strawberries. The 1-MCP was applied before (whole product) and/or after cutting (wedges), followed by storage in a...
E. Aguayo
R. Jansasithorn
A.A. Kader
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Productos alternativos a la aminoetoxivinilglicina para el control de la producción de etileno en manzana 'Golden Delicious'

Chihuahua produce el 66 % de la manzana (Malus x domestica Borkh) a nivel nacional, siendo el cultivar ‘Golden Delicious’ el de mayor superficie plantada. La necesidad de controlar la maduración de la fruta para programar la cosecha, ha condicionado el uso de productos a base de...
David Ignacio Berlanga-Reyes
Víctor Manuel Guerrero-Prieto
José de Jesús Ornelas-Paz
Tecnociencia Chihuahua

Mandarin flavor and aroma volatile composition are strongly influenced by holding temperature

  Mandarin flavor quality often declines during storage but the respective contributions to the flavor disorder of warm versus cold temperature during storage were unknown. To determine this ‘W. Murcott Afourer’ mandarins were stored for either 6 weeks at a continuous 5 °C or...
David Obenland
Sue Collin
James Sievert
Mary Lu Arpaia
Postharvest Biology and Technology

Efficacy of aqueous and alcohol-based quaternary ammonium sanitizers for reducing Salmonella in dusts generated in almond hulling and shelling facilities

  Large volumes of fine particulate matter or “dust” (soil, hulls, and shells) generated when hulls and shells are removed from almond kernels complicate cleaning and sanitation procedures in the huller-sheller (HS) environment. This study evaluated the efficacy of 3 aqueous...
Wen-Xian Du
Michelle D. Danyluk
Linda J. Harris
Journal of Food Science & Technology

Respuesta a tratamientos de etileno y 1-Metilciclopropeno del albaricoque var. Mauricio

  El albaricoque es un frutal climatérico, presentando un alza importante de la producción de etileno y de la tasa respiratoria cuando alcanza la madurez, fenómeno que se produce en corto periodo de tiempo (Fan et al., 2000), haciendo de este fruto un producto muy...
Mónika Valdenegro Espinoza
M.I. Egea
Paloma Sánchez Bel
María Concepción Martínez-Madrid
Félix Romojaro Almela
Horticultura internacional

Tratamiento con radiación UV: alternativa en la poscosecha de lechuga (Lactuca sativa) variedad Batavia en la Sabana de Bogotá

En los últimos años se ha buscado el desarrollo de tecnologías y procesos para garantizar la inocuidad y calidad en frutas y hortalizas frescas, así como procesos para prolongar la vida útil. Con este fin, se ha utilizado la radiación UV-C, como...
Luis Carlos Suárez
Yineth Piñeros Castro
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Utilisation of palm - based and beeswax coating on the postharvest-life of guava (Psidium guajava L.) during ambient and chilled storage

Guava is a climacteric fruit which has high nutritional content. It is a highly perishable fruit, undergoes rapid postharvest ripening in a few days under ambient condition. This paper aims to determine the effect of palm stearin and palm kernel olein blends on maintaining the quality of guava...
I. Ruzaina
A. R. Norizzah
M. S. Halimahton Zahrah
C. S. Cheow
M. S. Adi
A. W. Noorakmar
A. Mohd. Zahid
International Food Research Journal

Quality Changes and Nutrient Retention in Fresh-Cut versus Whole Fruits during Storage

  The influences of processing and storage on the quality indices and nutritional content of fresh-cut fruits were evaluated in comparison to whole fruits stored for the same duration but prepared on the day of sampling. Fresh-cut pineapples, mangoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, strawberries,...
Maria I. Gil
Encarna Aguayo
Adel A. Kader
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry