Fruit and Vegetable Flavour: Recent Advances and Future Prospects

B. Bruckner, S.G. Wyllie

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March 20, 2008 by CRC Press
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9781420076004 - CAT# WP0760
Series: Woodhead Press

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Features

  • Reviews the chemical basis of fruit and vegetable flavour and current methods for improvement
  • Discusses the possibilities and limitations for flavour enhancement by selection and breeding
  • Illustrates how knowledge of the genetic background of quality attributes can be applied to flavour improvement
  • Summary

    Consumer acceptance of food is highly dependent on flavour. This important collection reviews the chemical basis of fruit and vegetable flavour and current methods for improving the flavour of fruit and vegetable products.

    Opening chapters outline the economic importance of flavour in fruit and vegetables. Ensuing chapters investigate the formation of fruit and vegetable flavour and how it deteriorates after harvest. It also looks at flavour management during horticultural and postharvest operations, discusses the possibilities and limitations for flavour improvement by selection and breeding, and the role of maturity for improved fruit and vegetable flavour. The book concludes with a discussion of emerging trends in flavour manipulation, especially how knowledge of the genetic background of quality attributes can be applied to flavour improvement.

    With its team of experienced international contributors Fruit and Vegetable Flavour: Recent Advances and Future Prospectsis an essential reference for all those working in the food industry concerned with improving flavour in fruit and vegetables.

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