Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780857090904, 9780857092618

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

1st Edition

Mangosteen to White Sapote

Editors: Elhadi Yahia
eBook ISBN: 9780857092618
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857090904
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 30th June 2011
Page Count: 536
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Table of Contents

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Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition

Foreword

Chapter 1: Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.)

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

1.3 Maturity and quality components

1.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

1.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

1.6 Physiological disorders

1.7 Pathological disorders

1.8 Harvesting practices

1.9 Postharvest operations

1.10 Processing

1.11 Conclusions

1.12 Acknowledgements

Chapter 2: Melon (Cucumis melo L.)

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

2.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

2.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

2.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting fruit quality

2.6 Physiological disorders

2.7 Pathological disorders

2.8 Insect pests and their control

2.9 Postharvest handling practices

2.10 Processing

2.11 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Nance (Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Kunth)

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

3.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

3.4 Preharvest factors affecting quality

3.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

3.6 Physiological disorders

3.7 Pathological disorders

3.8 Insect pests and their control

3.9 Postharvest handling practices

3.10 Processing

3.11 Conclusion

Chapter 4: Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.)

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Fruit growth, development and maturation

4.3 Preharvest conditions and postharvest handling factors affecting quality

4.4 Pathological disorders

4.5 Insect pests and their control

4.6 Postharvest handling practices

4.7 Processing

4.8 Conclusions

Chapter 5: Olive (Olea europaea L.)

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

5.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

5.4 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

5.5 Physiological disorders

5.6 Pathological disorders

5.7 Insect pests and their control

5.8 Harvest operations

5.9 Packinghouse handling practices

5.10 Grades and standards for processed olives

5.11 Recommended storage and shipping conditions

5.12 Processing

5.13 Conclusions

Chapter 6: Papaya (Carica papaya L.)

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

6.3 Maturity indices

6.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

6.5 Postharvest factors affecting fruit quality

6.6 Physiological disorders

6.7 Postharvest pathological disorders

6.8 Postharvest insect pests and phytosanitary treatments

6.9 Postharvest handling practices

6.10 Processing

6.11 Conclusions

Chapter 7: Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sim.)

Abstract:

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

7.3 Postharvest physiology and quality

7.4 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

7.5 Crop losses

7.6 Processing

7.7 Conclusions

Chapter 8: Pecan (Carya illinoiensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch.)

Abstract:

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Nutritional value of pecan nuts

8.3 Harvesting, handling and storage

8.4 Current quality grading system

8.5 In-shell and shelled pecans

8.6 Description of main quality attributes

8.7 Storage

8.8 Postharvest physiology factors affecting nut quality

8.9 Potential improvements in handling

8.10 Processing

8.11 Conclusions

8.12 Acknowledgments

Chapter 9: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki L.)

Abstract:

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

9.3 Maturity, quality at harvest and phytonutrients

9.4 Preharvest factors affecting postharvest fruit quality

9.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting fruit quality

9.6 Physiological disorders

9.7 Pathological disorders

9.8 Insect pests and their control

9.9 Postharvest handling practices

9.10 Processing

9.11 Conclusions

Chapter 10: Pineapple (Ananas comosus L. Merr.)

Abstract:

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

10.3 Physical and biochemical changes during maturation and ripening

10.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

10.5 Postharvest factors affecting quality

10.6 Physiological disorders

10.7 Pathological disorders

10.8 Insect pests and their control

10.9 Postharvest handling practices

10.10 Processing

10.11 Conclusions

10.12 Acknowledgements

Chapter 11: Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.)

Abstract:

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Physiological disorders

11.3 Postharvest pathology and mycotoxin contamination

11.4 Postharvest handling practices

11.5 Processing of fresh pistachio nuts

11.6 Processing of dried pistachio nuts

Chapter 12: Pitahaya (pitaya) (Hylocereus spp.)

Abstract:

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Uses and market

12.3 Botany, origin and morphology

12.4 Cropping system

12.5 Cultivation techniques

12.6 Pests and diseases

12.7 Quality components and indices

12.8 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

12.9 Processing

12.10 Conclusions

Chapter 13: Pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L.)

Abstract:

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Postharvest physiology

13.3 Maturity and quality components and composition

13.4 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

13.5 Postharvest handling practices

13.6 Processing

13.7 Conclusions

Chapter 14: Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)

Abstract:

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

14.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

14.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

14.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

14.6 Physiological disorders

14.7 Pathological disorders

14.8 Postharvest handling practices

14.9 Processing

14.10 Conclusions

Chapter 15: Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.)

Abstract:

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

15.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

15.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

15.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

15.6 Physiological disorders

15.7 Pathological disorders

15.8 Insect pests and their control

15.9 Postharvest handling practices

15.10 Processing

15.11 Conclusions

Chapter 16: Salak (Salacca zalacca (Gaertner) Voss)

Abstract:

16.1 Introduction

16.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

16.3 Changes in quality components during maturation

16.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

16.5 Postharvest factors and physiological disorders affecting fruit quality

16.6 Postharvest pathology and entomology

16.7 Postharvest handling practices

16.8 Processing

16.9 Conclusions

Chapter 17: Sapodilla (Manilkara achras (Mill) Fosb., syn Achras sapota L.)

Abstract:

17.1 Introduction

17.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

17.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

17.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

17.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

17.6 Physiological disorders

17.7 Pathological disorders

17.8 Insect pests and their control

17.9 Postharvest handling practices

17.10 Processing

17.11 Conclusions

Chapter 18: Soursop (Annona muricata L.)

Abstract:

18.1 Introduction

18.2 Fruit growth and ripening

18.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

18.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

18.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

18.6 Physiological disorders

18.7 Pathological disorders

18.8 Postharvest handling practices

18.9 Conclusions

Chapter 19: Star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito L.)

Abstract:

19.1 Introduction

19.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

19.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

19.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

19.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

19.6 Physiological disorders

19.7 Pathological disorders

19.8 Insect pests and their control

19.9 Postharvest handling practices

19.10 Processing

19.11 Conclusions

Chapter 20: Sugar apple (Annona squamosa L.) and atemoya (A. cherimola Mill. × A. squamosa L.)

Abstract:

20.1 Introduction

20.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

20.3 Maturity

20.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

20.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

20.6 Physiological disorders

20.7 Diseases, insect pests and their control

20.8 Postharvest handling practices

20.9 Processing

20.10 Conclusions

20.11 Acknowledgements

Chapter 21: Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum (Cav.))

Abstract:

21.1 Introduction

21.2 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

21.3 Postharvest physiology and quality

21.4 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

21.5 Crop losses

21.6 Processing

21.7 Conclusions

Chapter 22: Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.)

Abstract:

22.1 Introduction

22.2 Fruit growth and ripening

22.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

22.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

22.5 Diseases and pests and their control

22.6 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

22.7 Postharvest handling practices

22.8 Processing

22.9 Conclusions

Chapter 23: Wax apple (Syzygium samarangense (Blume) Merr. and L.M. Perry) and related species

Abstract:

23.1 Introduction

Chapter 24: White sapote (Casimiroa edulis Llave & Lex)

Abstract:

24.1 Introduction

24.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

24.3 Maturation and quality components and indices

24.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

24.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

24.6 Physiological disorders

24.7 Pathological disorders

24.8 Insect pests and their control

24.9 Postharvest handling practices

24.10 Processing

24.11 Conclusions

Index


Description

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 optimisation 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 4 review the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from mangosteen to white sapote. Important issues relevant to each product are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimising losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions and processing methods, among other topics.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Volume 4 of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits, along with the other volumes in the collection, are essential references both for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area.

Key Features

  • Along with the other volumes in the collection, Volume 4 is an essential reference for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area
  • Reviews factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits, concentrating on postharvest biology and technology
  • Important issues relevant to each particular fruit are discussed, such as postharvest physiology, preharvest factors affecting postharvest quality and pests and diseases

Readership

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


Details

No. of pages:
536
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857092618
Hardcover ISBN:
9780857090904

Reviews

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


About the Editors

Elhadi Yahia Editor

Elhadi Yahia is a Professor in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico, and is a consultant to several organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico