Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage (3rd Revised edition)

Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage (3rd Revised edition)

By: Anthony Keith Thompson (author)Hardback

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Completely revised, updated and enlarged, now encompassing two volumes, this third edition of Fruit and Vegetables reviews and evaluates, in comprehensive detail, postharvest aspects of a very wide international range of fresh fruit and vegetables as it applies to their physiology, quality, technology, harvest maturity determination, harvesting methods, packaging, postharvest treatments, controlled atmosphere storage, ripening and transportation. The new edition of this definitive work, which contains many full colour photographs, and details of species not covered in the previous editions, provides key practical and commercially-oriented information of great use in helping to ensure that fresh fruit and vegetables reach the retailer in optimum condition, with the minimum of deterioration and spoilage. With the constantly increasing experimental work throughout the world the book incorporates salient advances in the context of current work, as well as that dating back over a century, to give options to the reader to choose what is most relevant to their situation and needs. This is important because recommendations in the literature are often conflicting; part of the evaluation of the published results and reviews is to guide the reader to make suitable choices through discussion of the reasons for diverse recommendations. Also included is much more on the nutritional values of fruit and vegetables, and how these may vary and change postharvest. There is also additional information on the origin, domestication and taxonomy of fruit and vegetables, putting recommendations in context. Fruits and Vegetables 3e is essential reading for fruit and vegetable technologists, food scientists and food technologists, agricultural scientists, commercial growers, shippers, packhouse operatives and personnel within packaging companies. Researchers and upper level students in food science, food technology, plant and agricultural sciences will find a great deal of use within this popular book. All libraries in research establishments and universities where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies readily available for users.

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About Author

Anthony Keith Thompson is Professor of Horticulture at Hamelmalo Agricultural College in Keren, Eritrea. Previously he had been Professor of Postharvest Technology, Cranfield University, UK; Team Leader, EU project at the Windward Islands Banana Development and Exporting Company; Principal Scientific Officer, Tropical Products Institute, London; Team Leader and Expert for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in the Sudan and Korea; Advisor to the Colombian Government in postharvest technology of fruit and vegetables; Research Fellow in Crop Science, University of the West Indies, Trinidad; Research Assistant, University of Leeds, UK. Also as a consultant and advisor in many countries for many international, government and private organizations.

Contents

Preface Acknowledgements 1. Preharvest Factors on Postharvest Life Nutrients Soil Acidity Organic Production Light Day Length Temperature Water Relations Production System Harvest Maturity Preharvest Infection Growth Regulation 2. Assessment of Crop Maturity Field Methods Postharvest Methods 3. Harvesting and Handling Methods Crop Damage Harvesting Field Transport 4. Precooling Heat Removal Precooling Methods 5. Packaging Types Of Packaging Package Recycling Modified Atmosphere Packaging 6. Postharvest Treatments Minerals Astringency Removal Antioxidants Sprout Suppressants Fruit Coatings 1-Mcp Salicylic Acid Curing Hot Water Treatment Vapour Heat Treatment Degreening 7. Storage Store Management and Organization Store Design and Method Refrigerated Storage Controlled Atmosphere Stores Hypobaric Storage 8. Diseases and Pests Pests Diseases Legislation Mode of Infection Non-Chemical Methods of Disease Control 9. Safety Micotoxins Bacterial Toxins Safety in Controlled Atmosphere Stores Toxicity of Packaging Material Packhouse Safety 10. Marketing and Transport Marketing Marketing Systems Market Analysis Branding National Transport International Trade Cold Chain Transport By Sea Quarantine International Transport by Airfreight Temperature Monitoring 11. Fruit Ripening Changes During Fruit Ripening Controlled Atmosphere Storage on Ripening Design of Ripening Rooms Ethylene on Ripening 12. Specific Recommendations for Fruit Abiu Abiyuch Acai Acerola Achachairu African Fan Palm African Pear Amelanchier Amazon Tree Grape Anthora Apples Apricot Arbutus Asian Pears Assyrian Plum Atemoya Araza Babaco Bael Bakuri Bakupari Banana Banana Passionfruit Baobab Bayberry Bilimbi Biriba Bitter Melon Blackberry Blackcurrant Black Sapote Blueberry, Bilberry Camu-Camu Canistel Capulin Carambola Carissa Cashew Apples Cherimoyas Cherry Chinese Jujube Chinese Squash Chinese White Pear Citron Citrus Hybrids Clementines Cloudberries Cocona Cranberries Custard Apple Dabai Damsons Dates Dewberries Dragon Fruit Durian Easy Peeling Citrus Fruits Elderberry Emblic Feijoas Fig French Sorrel Garden Huckleberry Genips Giant Granadilla Ginseng Gooseberry Governor's Plum Green Gages Grapes Grapefruit Guava Gulupa Hawthorne Hog Plum Huckleberry Ilama Indian Jujube Jackfruit Jamun Jamaican Honeysuckle Jamaican Sorrel Japanese Plum Jostaberry Kiwano Kiwifruit Kinnow Kumquats Langsat, Lanzon, Duku Lemons Lime Berry Limes Limequats Litchi Loganberries Longan Longkong Loofah Loquat Lovi Lovi Lucuma Malay Apple Mamey Mandarin Mango Mangosteen Medlar Melon Monstera Mora Mountain Damson Mulberry Mume Nance Naranjilla Nectarines Noni Ohelo Berry Olives Orange Otahiete Apple Palmyra Palm Paniala Papaya Papayuela Passionfruit Peaches Pear Pejibaye Pepino Persimmon Physalis Pineapple Pitanga Plum Pomegranate Pond Apple Prickly Pear Pomelo Quince Rambutan Raspberry Redcurrant, Whitecurrant Red Huckleberry Red Whortleberry Rhubarb Rose Apple Rowal Salak Sansapote Santol Sapodillas Sapote Sapote Mamey Satsuma Seville Orange Shea Butter Tree Sloe Soncoya Sour Cherry Soursop Spanish Plum Star Apple Strawberry Strawberry Guava Sudachi Sugar Cane Sweet Calabash Sweet Granadilla Sweet Passionfruit Sweetsop Tangerines Tayberries Watermelon Wax Apple West Indian Gooseberry White Sapote Wild Cucumber Worcester Berries Yard-Long Bean Zapotes Chupa Chupa

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781118654040
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1008
  • ID: 9781118654040
  • weight: 2360
  • ISBN10: 1118654048
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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