Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits book cover

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

Açai to Citrus

While products such as bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit and citrus have long been available to consumers in temperate zones, new fruits such as lychee, longan, carambola, and mangosteen are now also entering the market. Confirmation of the health benefits of tropical and subtropical fruit may also promote consumption further. Tropical and subtropical fruits are particularly vulnerable to postharvest losses, and are also transported long distances for sale. Therefore maximising their quality postharvest is essential and there have been many recent advances in this area. Many tropical fruits are processed further into purees, juices and other value-added products, so quality optimization of processed products is also important. The books cover current state-of-the-art and emerging post-harvest and processing technologies. Volume 1 contains chapters on particular production stages and issues, whereas Volumes 2, 3 and 4 contain chapters focused on particular fruit.

Chapters in Volume 2 review the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from açai to citrus fruits. Important issues relevant to each product are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimizing losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions and processing methods, among other topics.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Volume 2 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, 560 Pages

Published: June 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-734-1


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


  • Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.); Acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.); Achachairú (Garcinia humilis (Vahl) C. D. Adam); Ackee fruit (Blighia sapida Konig.); Aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.); Arazá (Eugenia stipitata McVaugh); Assyrian plum (Cordia myxa L.); Avocado (Persea americana Mill.); Bael (Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr. Serr.); Banana (Musa spp.); Black sapote (Diospyros digyna Jacq.); Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg); Breadnut (Artocarpus camansi Blanco); Cactus pear (Opuntia species); Cajá (Spondias mombin L.); Camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia Kunth McVaugh); Cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L.); Carambola (Averrhoa carambola L.); Cashew apple and nut (Anacardium occidentale L.); Chili plum (Spondias purpurea var. Lutea); Citrus spp.: Orange, mandarin, tangerine, clementine, grapefruit, pomelo, lemon and lime.


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