Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Cocona to Mango
Elhadi M. Yahia
Elsevier, Jun 30, 2011 - Business & Economics - 614 pages
While products such as bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit and citrus have long been available to consumers in temperate zones, new fruits such as lychee, longan, carambola, and mangosteen are now also entering the market. Confirmation of the health benefits of tropical and subtropical fruit may also promote consumption further. Tropical and subtropical fruits are particularly vulnerable to postharvest losses, and are also transported long distances for sale. Therefore maximising their quality postharvest is essential and there have been many recent advances in this area. Many tropical fruits are processed further into purees, juices and other value-added products, so quality optimization of processed products is also important. The books cover current state-of-the-art and emerging post-harvest and processing technologies. Volume 1 contains chapters on particular production stages and issues, whereas Volumes 2, 3 and 4 contain chapters focused on particular fruit.
Chapters in Volume 3 of this important collection review factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits, concentrating on postharvest biology and technology. Important issues relevant to each specific product are discussed, such as postharvest physiology, preharvest factors affecting postharvest quality, quality maintenance postharvest, pests and diseases and value-added processed products, among other topics.
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6 Feijoa Acca sellowiana Berg Burret
7 Fig Ficus carica L
8 Golden apple Spondias dulcis Forst syn Spondias cytherea Sonn
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18 Lucuma Pouteria lucuma Ruiz and Pav Kuntze
19 Macadamia Macadamia integrifolia Macadamia tetraphylla and hybrids
20 Mamey apple Mammea americana L
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