Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

Cocona to Mango

1st Edition - June 30, 2011

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  • Editor: Elhadi Yahia
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857092885

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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 safety considerations

    4.14 Conclusions

    Chapter 5: Durian (Durio zibethinus Merr.)

    Abstract:

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

    5.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

    5.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

    5.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

    5.6 Physiological disorders

    5.7 Pathological disorders

    5.8 Insect pests and their control

    5.9 Postharvest handling practices

    5.10 Processing

    5.11 Conclusions

    5.12 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 6: Feijoa (Acca sellowiana [Berg] Burret)

    Abstract:

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

    6.3 Postharvest physiology and quality

    6.4 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

    6.5 Postharvest crop losses

    6.6 Processing

    6.7 Conclusions

    Chapter 7: Fig (Ficus carica L.)

    Abstract:

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

    7.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

    7.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

    7.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

    7.6 Physiological disorders

    7.7 Pathological disorders

    7.8 Insect pests and their control

    7.9 Postharvest handling practices

    7.10 Processing

    7.11 Conclusions

    Chapter 8: Golden apple (Spondias dulcis Forst. syn. Spondias cytherea Sonn.)

    Abstract:

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

    8.3 Maturity indices and quality components

    8.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

    8.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

    8.6 Physiological disorders

    8.7 Pathological disorders

    8.8 Insect pests and control

    8.9 Postharvest handling practices

    8.10 Processing

    8.11 Conclusions

    Chapter 9: Table grape (Vitis vinifera L.)

    Abstract:

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Table grape cultivars

    9.3 Fruit anatomy

    9.4 Physiology of berry growth and maturation

    9.5 Deterioration factors

    9.6 Postharvest handling and packaging

    9.62 Packaging operation

    9.7 Temperature management

    9.8 Sulfur dioxide treatments

    9.9 Quarantine treatments

    9.10 Transport

    9.11 Processing

    9.12 Conclusions

    Chapter 10: Guava (Psidium guajava L.)

    Abstract:

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

    10.3 Maturity indices

    10.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

    10.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting fruit quality

    10.6 Physiological disorders

    10.7 Postharvest pathological disorders

    10.8 Postharvest insect-pests and phytosanitary treatments

    10.9 Postharvest handling practices

    10.10 Processing

    10.11 Conclusions

    10.12 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 11: Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora (Mart.) O.Berg. [Myrtaceae])

    Abstract:

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

    11.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

    11.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

    11.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

    11.6 Physiological disorders

    11.7 Pathological disorders

    11.8 Insect pests

    11.9 Postharvest handling practices

    11.10 Processing

    11.11 Conclusions

    Chapter 12: Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.)

    Abstract:

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Fruit growth, respiratory behaviour and ripening

    12.3 Jackfruit composition and nutritional value

    12.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality and harvest timing

    12.5 Postharvest handling practices

    12.6 Pathological disorders and insect pests

    12.7 Processing

    12.8 Conclusions

    Chapter 13: Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) and Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.)

    Abstract:

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Ripening behavior and postharvest physiology

    13.3 Postharvest pathology and entomology

    13.4 Postharvest disorders

    13.5 Preharvest treatments to extend shelf life

    13.6 Postharvest treatments to extend shelf life

    13.7 Postharvest handling

    13.8 Processing

    Chapter 14: Kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.)

    Abstract:

    14.1 Introduction

    14.2 The Actinidia vine and fruit

    14.3 Maturation

    14.4 Postharvest physiology

    14.5 Physiological disorders

    14.6 Postharvest pathology

    14.7 Postharvest handling

    14.8 Commercial practice

    14.9 Future trends

    14.10 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 15: Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.)

    Abstract:

    15.1 Introduction

    15.2 Fruit development, maturation and composition

    15.3 Production of good quality litchi fruits for postharvest export chain

    15.4 Constraints during long-term storage and export

    15.5 Postharvest picking, in-field sorting and transport

    15.6 Postharvest chain and packhouse treatments

    15.7 Developments in postharvest technologies to replace sulphur dioxide fumigation

    15.8 Processing

    15.9 Conclusions

    Chapter 16: Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.)

    Abstract:

    16.1 Introduction

    16.2 Postharvest characteristics

    16.3 Postharvest handling

    16.4 Packaging

    16.5 Storage

    16.6 Transport

    16.7 Marketing

    16.8 Processing

    16.9 Conclusions

    16.10 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 17: Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica L.)

    Abstract:

    17.1 Introduction

    17.2 Maturity and quality

    17.3 Postharvest physiology

    17.4 Physiological disorders

    17.5 Postharvest diseases

    17.6 Postharvest treatments

    17.7 Storage technologies

    17.8 Conclusions

    Chapter 18: Lucuma (Pouteria lucuma (Ruiz and Pav.) Kuntze)

    Abstract:

    18.1 Introduction

    18.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

    18.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

    18.4 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

    18.5 Physiological disorders

    18.6 Insect pests and their control

    18.7 Postharvest handling practices

    18.8 Processing

    18.9 Conclusions

    Chapter 19: Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia, Macadamia tetraphylla and hybrids)

    Abstract:

    19.1 Introduction

    19.2 Preharvest physiology

    19.3 Quality components and indices

    19.4 Preharvest factors affecting nut quality

    19.5 Quality and the on-farm postharvest chain

    19.6 Drying effects on quality

    19.7 Handling and physical damage to macadamia

    19.8 Factory processing of macadamia

    19.9 Conclusions

    Chapter 20: Mamey apple (Mammea americana L.)

    Abstract:

    20.1 Introduction

    20.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

    20.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

    20.4 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

    20.5 Physiological disorders

    20.6 Pathological disorders

    20.7 Insect pests

    20.8 Postharvest handling practices

    20.9 Processing

    20.10 Conclusions

    Chapter 21: Mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota Jacq. H. E. Moore & Stearn)

    Abstract:

    21.1 Introduction

    21.2 Postharvest physiology

    21.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

    21.4 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

    21.5 Physiological disorders

    21.6 Pathological disorders

    21.7 Insect pests and their control

    21.8 Postharvest handling practices

    21.9 Processing

    21.10 Conclusions

    Chapter 22: Mango (Mangifera indica L.)

    Abstract:

    22.1 Introduction

    22.2 Fruit development and postharvest physiology

    22.3 Maturity and quality components and indices

    22.4 Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality

    22.5 Postharvest handling factors affecting quality

    22.6 Physiological disorders

    22.7 Pathological disorders and their control

    22.8 Insect pests and their control

    22.9 Postharvest handling practices

    22.10 Processing

    22.11 Conclusions

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 614
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2011
  • Published: June 30, 2011
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook 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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico

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