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Cover for Structure and composition.

This chapter focuses on the structure, cellular components, chemical composition and nutritive value of fruits and vegetables and their importance in proper postharvest management.

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Physiology and biochemistry.

This chapter focuses on the postharvest physiological and biochemical changes that occur during ripening and senescence of fruits and vegetables. The effects of these physiological and biochemical changes on the postharvest quality of fruits and vegetables are discussed and information on the...

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Temperature.

This chapter focuses on the importance of temperature in determining the maintenance of postharvest quality in fruit and vegetables. Information on the beneficial and adverse effects of high and low temperatures on the postharvest quality of fruits and vegetables are also discussed.

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water loss and humidity.

This chapter focuses on the commercial significance of postharvest water loss and wetting of fruits and vegetables. Information on the factors affecting water loss in fruits and vegetables are discussed. The effects of mechanical damage in accelerating the rate of water loss from the harvested...

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Storage atmosphere.

This chapter focuses on the effect of the composition of gases in the storage atmosphere on the storage life of fruits and vegetables. The benefits of the use of controlled atmosphere and modified atmosphere storage and modified atmosphere packaging on the physiological quality and storage life of...

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Technology of cool storage.

This chapter focuses on the importance of reducing produce temperature to minimize the loss of quality of fruits and vegetables during storage. Some methods to manage the storage temperature of fruits and vegetables are presented and information on the design and construction of efficient cool...

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Physiological disorders.

This chapter focuses on the various pre- and postharvest physiological disorders of fruits and vegetables. Information on the general categories of physiological disorders, i.e. nutritional, temperature-related (low and high), respiratory, senescence and miscellaneous, are also discussed.

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Quality evaluation and management.

This chapter focuses on the postharvest quality attributes of fruits and vegetables and their management. Information on the various external and internal quality criteria, such as appearance (size, colour and shape), surface and internal defects, texture, flavour and nutritive value, are...

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Preparation for market.

This chapter presents all handling operations used in the preparation of fruits and vegetables for marketing, i.e. harvesting, postharvest handling, grading, pre-storage treatments (waxing, curing and controlled ripening, among others) and packaging. The importance of postharvest disinfection, i.e. ...

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Marketing and the consumer.

This chapter focuses on consumer trends in convenience marketing (fresh-cut produce and 'ripe and ready to eat' products), environmental and safety issues (packaging, use of fruit stickers, pesticide residues, labelling issues and energy sustainability) and organically produced fruits and...

Author(s)
Wills, R. B. H.; Golding, J. B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391483)
Type
Book chapter

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