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Novel Postharvest Treatments of Fresh Produce

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Sunil Pareek
December 1, 2017

Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables has increased dramatically in the last several decades. This increased consumption has put a greater burden on the fresh produce industry to provide fresher product quality, combined with a high level of food safety. Therefore, postharvest handling, storage...

Plant Food By-Products: Industrial Relevance for Food Additives and Nutraceuticals

J. Fernando Ayala-Zavala, Gustavo González-Aguilar, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
April 06, 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...

Technological Interventions in the Processing of Fruits and Vegetables

Rachna Sehrawat, Khursheed A. Khan, Megh R. Goyal, Prodyut K. Paul
March 22, 2018

Technological Interventions in Processing of Fruits and Vegetables presents a wide selection of the latest concepts in the fast-changing field of processing of fruits and vegetables (FAV). It provides key information on many new and different techniques used for processing of fruits and vegetables...

Novel Postharvest Treatments of Fresh Produce

Sunil Pareek
December 01, 2017

Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables has increased dramatically in the last several decades. This increased consumption has put a greater burden on the fresh produce industry to provide fresher product quality, combined with a high level of food safety. Therefore, postharvest handling,...

Integrated View of Fruit and Vegetable Quality

Wojciech J Florkowski
November 29, 2017

This book focuses on quality of produce by addressing its various aspects. By applying a disciplinary perspective, we work toward an integrated view, placing papers in the broader context of the processes that are responsible for the supply of fresh produce. While a number of technical papers focus...

High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products

Milan Houška, Filipa Vinagre Marques da Silva
October 24, 2017

High pressure processing is a fast-growing food processing technology and opens the door to nearly-fresh products that retain their sensorial and nutritional qualities. High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products reviews and summarizes the latest advances in novel high-pressure...

Phytochemicals in Citrus: Applications in Functional Foods

Xingqian Ye
September 14, 2017

Citrus fruits have long been popular around the world due to their good flavor, taste, high nutritional value, and their healthy properties. Citrus is well known as a rich source of vitamin C. Citrus fruits also contain many other functional bioactive phytochemicals including terpenoids,...

Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies

Ranjeet Kumar
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...

Handbook of Drying of Vegetables and Vegetable Products

Min Zhang, Bhesh Bhandari, Zhongxiang Fang
June 07, 2017

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the processes and technologies in drying of vegetables and vegetable products. The Handbook of Drying of Vegetables and Vegetable Products discusses various technologies such as hot airflow drying, freeze drying, solar drying, microwave drying,...

Advances in Fruit Processing Technologies

Sueli Rodrigues, Fabiano Andre Narciso Fernandes
November 16, 2016

One of the main concerns of the food industry is the need for high-quality fresh fruits and fruit products with good sensory quality, long shelf life, and high nutritional value. To meet these demands, new processing technologies are under investigation and development. Advances in Fruit Processing...

Postharvest Technology and Food Process Engineering

Amalendu Chakraverty, R. Paul Singh
October 26, 2016

Cereals, legumes, oilseeds, fruits, and vegetables are the most important food crops in the world, with cereal grains contributing the bulk of food calories and proteins worldwide. Generally, the supply of grains and other food can be enhanced by increasing production and by reducing postharvest...

Juice Processing: Quality, Safety and Value-Added Opportunities

Victor Falguera, Albert Ibarz
October 19, 2016

The ability to provide quality juices that contain proper vitamins and nutritional components strongly depends on the processes fruits undergo during the various stages of industrial manufacturing. New technologies have been developed to help ensure the production of quality juices without...

Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables: Technology, Physiology, and Safety

Sunil Pareek
August 01, 2016

Because they meet the needs of today’s consumers, fresh-cut plant products are currently one of the hottest commodities in the food market of industrialized countries. However, fresh-cut produce deteriorates faster than the correspondent intact produce. The main purpose of Fresh-Cut Fruits and...

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