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Cover for Postharvest: an introduction to the physiology and handling of fruit and vegetables.

This book contains 12 chapters focusing on the basic tenets of postharvest technology of fruits and vegetables and how this influences their postharvest behaviour. Key information about their composition, biochemistry, respiration and physiology are presented. The importance of the management of...

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

This chapter focuses on the importance of fruit and vegetables as food, horticultural production and the need for postharvest technology to extend the postharvest life of these crops. Information on the necessary factors needed to ensure the extension of the postharvest life and quality of fruit...

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