Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits book cover

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

Cocona to Mango

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 3 of this important collection review factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits, concentrating on postharvest biology and technology. Important issues relevant to each specific product are discussed, such as postharvest physiology, preharvest factors affecting postharvest quality, quality maintenance postharvest, pests and diseases and value-added processed products, among other topics.

Professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area.

Hardbound, 614 Pages

Published: June 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-735-8


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


  • Cocona (Solanum sessiliflorum Dunal); Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.); Dabai (Canarium odontophyllum Miq.); Date (Phoenix dactylifera L.); Durian (Durio zibethenus Merr.); Feijoa (Acca sellowiana [Berg] Burret); Fig (Ficus carica L.); Golden apple (Spondias dulcis Forst. syn. Spondias cytherea Sonn.); Table grape (Vitis vinifera L.); Guava (Psidium guajava L.); Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora (Mart.) O.Berg. [Myrtaceae]); Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.); Chinese Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) and Indian Jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.); Kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.); Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.); Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.); Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica L.); Lucuma (Pouteria lucuma (Ruiz & Pav.) Kuntze); Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia, Macadamia tetraphylla and hybrids); Mamey apple (Mammea americana L.); Mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota Jacq. H. E. Moore & Stearn); Mango (Mangifera indica L.).


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