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 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.

Key Features

  • Along with the other volumes in the collection, Volume 3 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
  • Covers current state-of-the-art and emerging post-harvest and processing technologies
  • 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: Cocona (Solanum sessiliflorum Dunal)

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

1.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

1.4 Preharvest factors affecting quality

1.5 Postharvest factors affecting quality

1.6 Physiological disorders

1.7 Pathological disorders

1.8 Insect pests and their control

1.9 Postharvest handling practices

1.10 Processing

1.11 Conclusions

Chapter 2: Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.)

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Fruit biology and postharvest physiology

2.3 Quality components and maturity indices

2.4 Preharvest factors affecting quality

2.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

2.6 Physiological disorders and pests

2.7 Postharvest handling practices

2.8 Processing

2.9 Conclusions

2.10 Acknowledgements

Chapter 3: Dabai (Canarium odontophyllum Miq.)

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Postharvest physiology

3.3 Harvesting

3.4 Maturity and quality components and indices

3.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

3.6 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Date (Phoenix dactylifera L.)

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Fruit growth and development

4.3 Nutritional components and health benefits

4.4 Postharvest physiology

4.5 Maturity and quality indices

4.6 Preharvest factors affecting postharvest fruit quality

4.7 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

4.8 Physiological disorders

4.9 Pathological disorders

4.10 Insect pests and their control

4.11 Postharvest handling practices

4.12 Processing

4.13 Food s

Details

No. of pages:
614
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781845697358
Electronic ISBN:
9780857092885

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).

Reviews

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