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Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage, 2 Volume Set, 3rd Edition

Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage, 2 Volume Set, 3rd Edition

Anthony Keith Thompson

ISBN: 978-1-118-65401-9

Oct 2014

1008 pages

$403.99

Description

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.

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

Açaí

Acerola

Achachairú

African Fan Palm

African Pear

Amelanchier

Amazon Tree Grape

Anthora

Apples

Apricot

Arbutus

Asian Pears

Assyrian Plum

Atemoya

Arazá

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

Ôhelo 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