Exotic Fruits Reference Guide

Exotic Fruits Reference Guide

1st Edition - January 5, 2018

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  • Editors: Sueli Rodrigues, Ebenezer Silva, Edy de Brito
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128031384
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128031537

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Exotic Fruits Reference Guide is the ultimate, most complete reference work on exotic fruits from around the world. The book focuses on exotic fruit origin, botanical aspects, cultivation and harvest, physiology and biochemistry, chemical composition and nutritional value, including phenolics and antioxidant compounds. This guide is in four-color and contains images of the fruits, in addition to their regional names and geographical locations. Harvest and post-harvest conservation, as well as the potential for industrialization, are also presented as a way of stimulating interest in consumption and large scale production.

Key Features

  • Covers exotic fruits found all over the world, described by a team of global contributors
  • Provides quick and easy access to botanical information, biochemistry, fruit processing and nutritional value
  • Features four-color images throughout for each fruit, along with its regional name and geographical location
  • Serves as a useful reference for researchers, industrial practitioners and students


R&D personnel, professionals that work with fruit processing and fruit products development

Table of Contents

  • Abacate - Persa americana 
    Acai - Euterpe oleracea
    Acerola - Malpighia emarginata
    Aguaje fruit - Mauritia flexuosa
    Ambarella - Spondias cytherea
    Annato/Urucum - Bixa orellan
    Araca - Psidium cattleyanum Sabine
    Bacuri - Platonia insignis 
    Breadfruit - Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg 
    Cacao - Theobroma cacao
    Cagaita - Eugenia dysenterica
    Caju - Anacardium occidentales
    Cambuci - Campomanesia phaea
    Camu-camu - Myrciaria dubia H. B. K. (McVough) 
    Caqui - Diospyros kaki
    Cempedak - Artocarpus champeden 
    imoya /Custard apple - Annona cherimola
    Cocona - Solanum sessiliflorum
    Cupuacu - Theobroma Grandiflorum
    Durian - Durio zibethinus
    * And much more

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: January 5, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128031384
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128031537

About the Editors

Sueli Rodrigues

Graduate at Chemical Engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1998), Master's at Chemical Engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2000) and PhD. at Chemical Engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2003).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Universidade Federal do Ceará

Ebenezer Silva

Graduate at Agronomy (Agronomic Engineering) from Federal University of Viçosa (1991), Master's at Crop Science from Federal University of Viçosa (1994), Ph.D. at Plant Physiology from Federal University of Viçosa (2000) and Senior Internship at University of Massachusetts – Amherst (2010).

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Postharvest Physiology and Technology of fruits and vegetables, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária,(Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation)

Edy de Brito

Graduate at Industrial Chemistry by Universidade Federal de Sergipe (1989), master's at Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos by Universidade Federal da Paraíba (1993) , Ph.D. at Tecnologia de Alimentos by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2000) and Postdoctorate by the United States Department of Agriculture (2006) . Currently is of Embrapa’s Tropical Agroindustry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria, (Brazilian Enterprise for Agricultural Research)

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  • JozephModano Sun Aug 26 2018


    For the price I found it lacking; not only fruit vareities but also pictures. Disappointed at lack of tropical fruits included in general.

  • Maria M. Fri May 04 2018

    Information on a diversity of

    Information on a diversity of fruit that are not traditionally exploited on worldwide basis.