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Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits: Volume 2: Açai to citrus

Edited by E Yahia 
Woodhead Publishing  June 2011  



Hardcover  584 pp  ISBN 9781845697341      £165.00
  • along with the other volumes in the collection, Volume 2 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
  • reviews the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from açai to citrus fruits
  • important issues relevant to each particular fruit are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimising losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions

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 2 review the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from açai to citrus fruits. Important issues relevant to each product are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimizing losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions and processing methods, among other topics.

Volume 2 of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits, along with the other volumes in the collection, will be an complete reference both for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area.

Contents

Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) C M G Bichara, Federal Rural University of Amazonia and H Rogez, Federal University of Pará, Brazil
- Introduction - Fruit ripening, seasonality and accumulation of anthocyanins - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Microbiological and physiological disorders - Pathological disorders, insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing practices - Conclusions - References

Acerola (Malpighia emarginata DC.) M Mohammed, University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus, Trinidad
- Introduction - Fruit growth and development - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders and pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Achachairú (Garcinia humilis (Vahl) C. D. Adam) O Duarte, National Agrarian University, Peru
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Ackee fruit (Blighia sapida Konig.) M A Emanuel and N Benkeblia, University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaica
- Introduction - Toxicity of ackee fruit - Fruit maturity - Biochemical composition - Food and other uses - Processing - Economic importance - Conclusions - Acknowledgements - References

Aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) S Pareek, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, India and L Kitinoja, Extension Systems International, USA
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Arazá (Eugenia stipitata McVaugh) J P Fernández-Trujillo, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain, M S Hernández, M Carrillo and J Barrera, Amazonian Institute of Scientific Research Sinchi, Colombia
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Assyrian plum (Cordia myxa L.) T Al-Ati, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality indices - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Conclusions - References

Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) E M Yahia, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico and A B Woolf, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity, quality at harvest and phytonutrients - Preharvest factors affecting postharvest fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting fruit quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Bael (Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr. Serr.) S K Roy and S Saran, Amity University, India and L Kitinoja, Extension Systems International, USA
- Introduction - Preharvest physiology - Postharvest physiology - Quality components - Postharvest handling - Processing - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Conclusions - References

Banana (Musa spp.) A K Thompson, formerly of Cranfield University, UK, University of Asmara, Eritrea and Windward Islands Banana Development and Exporting Company, St Lucia
- Introduction - Postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting quality - Postharvest factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Black sapote (Diospyros digyna Jacq.) E M Yahia and F Guttierrez-Orozco, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg) C M S Carrington, University of the West Indies, Barbados, R Maharaj, University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and C K Sankat, University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus, Trinidad
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Breadnut (Artocarpus camansi Blanco) M Mohammed and L D Wickham, University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus, Trinidad
- Introduction - Breadnut physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Postharvest handling practices and postharvest factors affecting quality - Packinghouse practices, storage and shipping conditions - Fresh-cut processing - Future trends - References

Cactus pear (Opuntia species) E M Yahia, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico and C Sáenz, University of Chile, Chile
- Introduction - Opuntia fruit - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Physiological disorders - Diseases, rots and insect pests - Physical damage - Quality characteristics and criteria - Postharvest treatments, cooling and storage - Packaging, modified atmospheres (MA) and controlled atmospheres (CA) - Processing - Conclusions - References

Cajá (Spondias mombin L.) R A Mattietto, Embrapa Eastern Amazon, Brazil and V M Matta, Embrapa Food Technology, Brazil
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia Kunth McVaugh) M S Hernández, M Carrillo and J Barrera, Amazonian Institute of Scientific Research Sinchi, Colombia and J P Fernández-Trujillo, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L.) G Fischer and A Herrera, National University of Colombia and P J Almanza, Pedagogical and Technologica University of Colombia, Colombia
- Introduction - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest physiology and quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Crop losses - Processing - Conclusions - References

Carambola (Averrhoa carambola L.) O Warren and S A Sargent, University of Florida, USA
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insects and other pests - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Cashew apple and nut (Anacardium occidentale L.) A D Berry and S A Sargent, University of Florida, USA
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Conclusions - Acknowledgements - References

Chili plum (Spondias purpurea var. Lutea) M Mohammed, University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus, Trinidad
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity indices and quality components - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Citrus spp.: orange, mandarin, tangerine, clementine, grapefruit, pomelo, lemon and lime M El-Otmani and A Ait-Oubahou, Agricultural and Veterinary Institute Hassan II, Morocco and L Zacarias, CSIC, Spain
- Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Composition, maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect and pest mites and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Safety issues and quality assurance - Best harvest and postharvest practices - Conclusions - References

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