Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits book cover

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

Fundamental Issues

Tropical and subtropical fruits are popular products, but are often highly perishable and need to be transported long distances for sale. The four volumes of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical fruits review essential aspects of postharvest biology, postharvest technologies, handling and processing technologies for both well-known and lesser-known fruits. Volume 1 contains chapters on general topics and issues, while Volumes 2, 3 and 4 contain chapters focused on individual fruits, organised alphabetically.

Volume 1 provides an overview of key factors associated with the postharvest quality of tropical and subtropical fruits. Two introductory chapters cover the economic importance of these crops and their nutritional benefits. Chapters reviewing the postharvest biology of tropical and subtropical fruits and the impact of preharvest conditions, harvest circumstances and postharvest technologies on quality follow. Further authors review microbiological safety, the control of decay and quarantine pests and the role of biotechnology in the improvement of produce of this type. Two chapters on the processing of tropical and subtropical fruit complete the volume.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Volume 1 of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits, along with the other volumes in the collection, will be an essential reference both for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area.

Hardbound, 584 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-733-4

Reviews

  • It is fair to say that this milestone publication could not have come at a better time., Food and Beverage Reporter

Contents

  • Economic importance of tropical and subtropical fruits; Nutritional and health-promoting properties of tropical and subtropical fruits; Postharvest biology of tropical and subtropical fruits; Preharvest and harvest factors influencing the postharvest quality of tropical and subtropical fruits; Postharvest technologies to maintain the quality of tropical and subtropical fruits; Postharvest pathology of tropical and subtropical fruit and strategies for decay control; Quarantine pests of tropical and subtropical fruits and their control; Microbial safety of tropical and subtropical fruits; Biotechnology and molecular biology of tropical and subtropical fruits; Fresh-cut tropical and subtropical fruit products; Preservation and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits.

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