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.

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

Details

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

About the editor

Elhadi Yahia

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

Reviews

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