As we know, preserving the quality of fresh produce has long been a challenging task. In the past, several approaches were in use for the postharvest management of fresh produce, but due to continuous advancement in technology, the increased health consciousness of consumers, and environmental concerns, these approaches have been modified and enhanced to address these issues and concerns. This important series consists of books that address several aspects related to postharvest technology of fresh produce. The series presents existing and novel management systems that are in use today or that have great potential to maintain the postharvest quality of fresh produce in terms of microbiological safety, nutrition, and sensory quality.
The books are aimed at professionals, postharvest scientists, academicians researching postharvest problems, and graduate-level students. This series is intended to be a comprehensive venture that provides up-to-date scientific and technical information focusing on postharvest management for fresh produce.
Books in the series will address the following themes:
Biotechnological approaches to improve postharvest quality of horticultural crops
Innovative Packaging of Fruits and Vegetables: Strategies for Safety and Quality Maintenance
Kalyan Barman, Swati Sharma, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
September 27, 2018
With the increasing need and demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, the field of postharvest science is continuously evolving. Endeavors are being made by scientists involved in postharvest research for maintenance of the quality and safety of fresh horticultural produce to enhance the postharvest...
Bijendra Singh, Sudhir Singh
May 25, 2018
This book presents a selection of innovative postharvest management practices for vegetables. It covers technologies in harvesting, handling, and storage of vegetables, including strategies for low-temperature storage of vegetables, active and smart packaging of vegetables, edible coatings,...
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Mohammed Shafiur Rahman, Ali Abas Wani
May 24, 2018
This volume addresses the challenges of the short shelf life of fruits and vegetables. Innovative packaging technologies are the most promising strategies for overcoming these limitations. This book provides a host of sustainable packaging solutions that deliver protection, branding, consumer...
J. Fernando Ayala-Zavala, Gustavo González-Aguilar, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
March 23, 2018
This volume takes an eco-friendly approach to examining the advantages of using plant food by-products as food additives and nutraceuticals, turning solid wastes into value-added items. The chapters, written by researchers and professionals working in the plant food industry, look at ways to make...
June 26, 2017
Stored products of agriculture and animal origin are attacked by more than 600 species of beetles, 70 species of moths, and about 355 species of mites, causing huge quantitative and qualitative losses and insect contamination in food commodities. This is an important quality control problem. This...
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Asgar Ali
July 08, 2016
This book presents several pre- and postharvest strategies that have been developed to modify these physiological activities, resulting in increased shelf life. The book also discusses the best technologies that positively influence quality attributes of the produce, including senescenal changes...
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
May 01, 2015
The ultimate goal of crop production is to provide quality produce to consumers at reasonable rates. Most fresh produce is highly perishable, and postharvest losses are significant under the present methods of management in many countries. However, significant achievements have been made during the...