Handbook of Postharvest Technology - Cereals, Fruits, Vegetables, Teas and Spices
Edited by A Chakraverty, A S Mujumdar, V Raghavan and H S Ramaswamy
Presents the latest methods in the manufacture and supply of grains, fruits, vegetables and spices.
Details the physiology, structure, composition, and charcateristics of grains and crops, as well as
recent cooling and preservation techniques to maintain quality and decrease spoilage and
withering of agricultural products.
Hardback 912pp, illustrated ISBN 9780824705145
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