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Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits: Volume 4: Mangosteen to white sapote

Edited by E Yahia 
Woodhead Publishing  June 2011  



Hard cover  568 pp  ISBN 9780857090904      £165.00
  • along with the other volumes in the collection, Volume 4 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 factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits, concentrating on postharvest biology and technology
  • 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 optimisation 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 4 review the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from mangosteen to white sapote. Important issues relevant to each product are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimising losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions and processing methods, among other topics.

Volume 4 of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits, along with the other volumes in the collection, are essential references 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

Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.) S Ketsa, Kasetsart University, Thailand and R E Paull, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA -
Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Harvesting practices - Postharvest operations - Processing - Conclusions - Acknowledgements - References

Melon (Cucumis melo L.) M E Saltveit, University of California, Davis, USA -
Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting fruit quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Nance (Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Kunth) O Duarte, National Agrarian University, La Molina, Peru -
Introduction - Fruit development and post harvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and indices - Pre harvest factors affecting quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Post harvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusion - References

Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) A Carrillo-López, Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Mexico and E M Yahia, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico -
Introduction - Fruit growth, development and maturation - Preharvest conditions and postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Olive (Olea europaea L.) C H Crisosto and L Ferguson, University of California, USA and G Nanos, University of Thessaly, Greece -
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 - Harvest operations - Packinghouse handling practices - Grades and standards for processed olives - Recommended storage and shipping conditions - Processing - Conclusions - References

Papaya (Carica papaya L.) S P Singh, Curtin University of Technology, Australia and D V Sudhakar Rao, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, India -
Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Physiological disorders - Postharvest pathological disorders - Postharvest insect-pests and phytosanitary treatments - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sim.) W C Schotsmans, Institute of Agricultural Research and Technology, Spain and G Fischer, National University of Colombia, Colombia -
Introduction - Pre harvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest physiology and quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Crop losses - Processing - Conclusions - References

Pecan (Carya illinoiensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch.) A A Gardea and M A Martínez-Téllez, Research Center for Food and Development and E M Yahia, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico -
Introduction - Nutritional value of pecan nuts - Harvesting, handling and storage - Current quality grading system - In-shell and shelled pecan - Description of main quality attributes - Storage - Postharvest physiology factors affecting nut quality - Potential improvement in handling - Processing - Conclusions - Acknowledgements - References

Persimmon (Diospyros kaki L.) A B Woolf, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, New Zealand and R Ben-Arie, Israel Fruit Growers Association, Israel -
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

Pineapple (Ananas comosus L. Merr.) A Hassan and Z Othman, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia and J Siriphanich, Kasetsart University, Thailand -
Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Physical and biochemical changes during maturation and ripening - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - Acknowledgements - References

Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) M Kashaninejad, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran and L G Tabil, University of Saskatchewan, Canada -
Introduction - Physiological disorders - Postharvest pathology and mycotoxin contamination - Postharvest handling practices - Processing of fresh pistachio nuts - Processing of dried pistachio nuts - References

Pitahaya (pitaya) (Hylocereus spp.) F Le Bellec and F Vaillant, Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CIRAD), France -
Introduction - Uses and market - Botany, origin and morphology - Cropping system - Cultivation techniques - Pests and diseases - Quality components and indices - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Processing - Conclusions - References

Pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L.) M Vizzotto and L Cabral, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) and A Santos Lopes, Federal University of Pará, Brazil -
Introduction - Postharvest physiology - Maturity and quality components and composition - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) M Erkan, Akdeniz University, Turkey and A A Kader, University of California, Davis, 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 - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) M M Wall, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS), USA, D Sivakumar, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa and L Korsten, University of Pretoria, South Africa -
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

Salak (Salacca zalacca (Gaertner) Voss) S Supapvanich, Kasetsart University, Thailand, R Megia, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia and P Ding, University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia -
Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Changes in quality components during maturation - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest factors and physiological disorders affecting fruit quality - Postharvest pathology and entomology - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Sapodilla (Manilkara achras (Mill) Fosb., syn Achras sapota, 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 - 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

Soursop (Annona muricata L.) M A Coęlho de Lima and R E Alves, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), Brazil -
Introduction - Fruit growth and ripening - Maturity and quality components and indices - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Postharvest handling practices - Conclusions - References

Star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito L.) E M Yahia and F Guttierrez-Orozco, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico -
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

Sugar apple (Annona squamosa L.) and atemoya (A. cherimola Mill. x A. squamosa L.) C Wongs-Aree, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) and S Noichinda, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand -
Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity - Preharvest factors affecting fruit quality - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Physiological disorders - Diseases, insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - Acknowledgements - References

Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum (Cav.)) W C Schotsmans, Institute of Agricultural Research and Technology, Spain, A East, Massey University and A 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 - Crop losses - Processing - Conclusions - References

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) E M Yahia, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico and N K-E Salih, Agricultural Research Corporation, Sudan -
Introduction - Fruit growth and ripening - Maturity and quality components and indices - Pre-harvest factors affecting fruit quality - Diseases and pests and their control - Postharvest handling factors affecting quality - Postharvest handling practices - Processing - Conclusions - References

Wax Apple (Syzygium samarangense (Blume) Merr. and L.M. Perry) and related species Z-H Shü, Meiho University, Taiwan, C-C Hsieh and H-L Lin, National Chung-hsing University, Taiwan -
Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturity, quality components and indices - Physiological disorders - Pathological disorders - Insect pests and their control - Postharvest handling practices - Conclusions - References

White sapote (Casimiroa edulis Llave & Lex) E M Yahia and F Guttierrez-Orozco, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico -
Introduction - Fruit development and postharvest physiology - Maturation 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

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