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Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits: Volume 3: Cocona to mango

Edited by E Yahia 
Woodhead Publishing  June 2011  



Hardback  624 pp  ISBN 9781845697358      £165.00
  • along with the other volumes in the collection, Volume 3 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
  • covers current state-of-the-art and emerging post-harvest and processing technologies
  • important issues relevant to each particular fruit are discussed, such as postharvest physiology, preharvest factors affecting postharvest quality and pests and diseases

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 3 of this important collection review factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits, concentrating on postharvest biology and technology. Important issues relevant to each specific product are discussed, such as postharvest physiology, preharvest factors affecting postharvest quality, quality maintenance postharvest, pests and diseases and value-added processed products, among other topics.

Contents

Cocona (Solanum sessiliflorum Dunal) O Duarte, National Agrarian University, La Molina, Peru - Introduction
- Fruit development and 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

Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) J Siriphanich, P Saradhuldhat, T Romphophak, K Krisanapook, S Pathaveerat and S Tongchitpakdee, Kasetsart University, Thailand - Introduction
- Fruit biology and postharvest physiology - Quality components and maturity indices - Preharvest factors affecting quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders and pests - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - Acknowledgements - References

Dabai (Canarium odontophyllum Miq.) P Ding, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia - Introduction
- Postharvest physiology - Harvesting - Maturity and quality components and indices - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Conclusions - References

Date (Phoenix dactylifera L.) E M Yahia, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico and A A Kader, University of California, Davis, USA - Introduction
- Fruit growth and development - Nutritional components and health benefits - Postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality indices - Preharvest factors affecting postharvest fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Food safety considerations - Conclusions - References

Durian (Durio zibethenus Merr.) J Siriphanich, Kasetsart University, Thailand - 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 - Acknowledgements - References

Feijoa (Acca sellowiana [Berg] Burret) W C Schotsmans, Institute of Agricultural Research and Technology, Spain, A East, Massey University, New Zealand, G Thorp and A B Woolf, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, New Zealand - Introduction
- Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest physiology and quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Postharvest crop losses - Processing - Conclusions - References

Fig (Ficus carica L.) H Crisosto and V Bremer, University of California, Davis, E Stover, US Horticultural Research Laboratory, USA and G Colelli, University of Foggia, Italy - Introduction
- Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and índices - 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

Golden apple (Spondias dulcis Forst. syn. Spondias cytherea Sonn.) M Mohammed, University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus, Trinidad, SHajar Ahmad, R Abu Bakar and T Lee Abdullah, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia - Introduction
- Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity indices and quality components - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Table grape (Vitis vinifera L.) J P Zoffoli and B A Latorre, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile - Introduction
- Table grape cultivars - Fruit anatomy - Physiology of berry growth and maturation - Deterioration factors - Postharvest handling and packaging - Temperature management - Sulfur dioxide treatments - Quarantine treatments - Transport - Processing - Conclusions - References

Guava (Psidium guajava L.) S P Singh, Curtin University of Technology, Australia - Introduction
- Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting fruit quality - Physiological disorders - Postharvest pathological disorders - Postharvest insect-pests and phytosanitary treatments - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - Acknowledgements - References

Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora (Mart.) O.Berg. [Myrtaceae]) G H de Almeida Teixeira, The University of Sao Paulo (USP), M F Berlingieri Durigan, Embrapa Roraima, Brazil and J F Durigan, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil - 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 - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) A Saxena, A S Bawa and P S Raju, Defence Food Research Laboratory, India - Introduction
- Fruit growth, respiratory behaviour and ripening - Jackfruit composition and nutritional value - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality and harvest timing - Postharvest handling practices - Pathological disorders and insect pests - Processing - Conclusions - References

Chinese Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) and Indian Jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.) J P Sheng and L Shen, China Agricultural University, China - Introduction
- Ripening behaviour and postharvest physiology - Postharvest pathology and entomology - Postharvest disorders - Preharvest treatments to extend shelf life - Postharvest treatments to extend shelf-life - Postharvest handling - Processing - References

Kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.) J Burdon and N Lallu, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd, New Zealand - Introduction
- The Actinidia vine and fruit - Maturation - Postharvest physiology - Physiological disorders - Postharvest pathology - Postharvest handling - Commercial practice - Future trends - Acknowledgements - References

Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) D Sivakumar, Tshwane University of Technology and L Korsten, University of Pretoria, South Africa - Introduction
- Fruit development, maturation and composition - Production of good quality litchi fruits for postharvest export chain - Constraints during long-term storage and export - Postharvest picking, in-field sorting and transport - Postharvest chain and packhouse treatments - Developments in postharvest technologies to replace sulphur dioxide fumigation - Processing - Conclusions - References

Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) Y Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, D Joyce, University of Queensland, Australia and H Lin, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China - Introduction
- Postharvest characteristics - Postharvest handling - Packaging - Storage - Transport - Marketing - Processing - Conclusions - Acknowledgements - References

Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica L.) S Tian, G Qin and B Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China - Introduction
- Maturity and quality - Postharvest physiology - Physiological disorders - Postharvest diseases - Postharvest treatments - Storage technologies - Conclusions - References

Lucuma (Pouteria lucuma (Ruiz & Pav.) Kuntze) 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 - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia, Macadamia tetraphylla and hybrids) H M Wallace and D A Walton, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia - Introduction
- Preharvest physiology - Quality components and índices - Preharvest factors affecting nut quality - Quality and the on-farm postharvest chain - Drying effects on quality - Handling and physical damage to macadamia - Factory processing of macadamia - Conclusions - References

Mamey apple (Mammea americana L.) E M Yahia and F Guttierrez-Orozco, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico - Introduction
- Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and índices - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota Jacq. H. E. Moore & Stearn) E M Yahia and F Guttierrez-Orozco, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico - Introduction
- Postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and índices - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Mango (Mangifera indica L.) E M Yahia, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico - Introduction
- Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and índices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders and their control - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

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