Advances in Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology

Ron B.H. Wills, John Golding

August 1, 2017 by CRC Press
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ISBN 9781138894051 - CAT# K32858
Series: Contemporary Food Engineering

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Features

  • Addresses new technologies for the preservation of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Emphasizes technologies that are more environmentally sustainable and economically competitive
  • Discusses consumer behavior in response to postharvest technologies
  • Provides modeling approaches for predicting changes in postharvest quality

Summary

Advances in Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology examines how changes in community attitudes and associated pressures on industry are demanding changes in the way technology is used to minimize postharvest loss and maintain product quality. In particular, the book discusses important drivers for change, including:

  • Using more natural chemicals or physical treatments to replace synthetic chemicals
  • Increasing the efficiency of older, more traditional methods in combination with newer biocontrol treatments
  • Leveraging a range of biomolecular research tools or "omics" to efficiently gather and assess mass information at molecular, enzymic, and genetic levels
  • Using modelling systems to identify key changes and control points for better targeting of new treatments and solutions to postharvest problems

The postharvest handling of fresh fruits and vegetables plays a critical role in facilitating a continuous supply of high-quality fresh produce to the consumer. Many new technologies developed and refined in recent years continue to make possible an ever-expanding supply of fresh products. This volume examines a range of recently developed technologies and systems that will help the horticulture industry to become more environmentally sustainable and economically competitive, and to minimize postharvest quality loss and generate products that are appealing and acceptable to consumers.

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