Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables

Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Elhadi M. Yahia,Armando Carrillo-Lopez
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN 10: 0128132795
ISBN 13: 9780128132791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables Book Review:

Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry of Fruits and Vegetables presents an updated, interrelated and sequenced view of the contribution of fruits and vegetables on human health, their aspects of plant metabolism, physical and chemical/compositional changes during the entire fruit development lifecycle, the physiological disorders and biochemical effects of modified/controlled atmospheres, and the biotechnology of horticultural crops. The book is written specifically for those interested in preharvest and postharvest crop science and the impact of physiological and biochemical changes on their roles as functional foods. Deals with the developmental aspects of the lifecycle in whole fruits Describes issues, such as the morphology and anatomy of fruits, beginning with the structural organization of the whole plant and explaining the fruit structure and its botanical classification Addresses biotechnological concepts that control firmness, quality and the nutritional value of fruits

Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables

Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables
Author: Jerry A. Bartz,Jeffrey K. Brecht
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2002-12-04
ISBN 10: 0824745795
ISBN 13: 9780824745790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Physiology and Pathology of Vegetables Book Review:

Focusing exclusively on postharvest vegetable studies, this book covers advances in biochemistry, plant physiology, and molecular physiology to maximize vegetable quality. The book reviews the principles of harvest and storage; factors affecting postharvest physiology, calcium nutrition and irrigation control; product quality changes during handling and storage; technologies to improve quality; spoilage factors and biocontrol methods; and storage characteristics of produce by category. It covers changes in sensory quality such as color, texture, and flavor after harvest and how biotechnology is being used to improve postharvest quality.

Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables

Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Sergio Tonetto de Freitas,Sunil Pareek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 1351973169
ISBN 13: 9781351973168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables Book Review:

This book, chock full of color illustrations, addresses the main postharvest physiological disorders studied in fruits and vegetables. For a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, Postharvest Physiological Disorders in Fruits and Vegetables describes visual symptoms, triggering and inhibiting mechanisms, and approaches to predict and control these disorders after harvest. Color photographs illustrate the disorders, important factors, physiology, and management. The book includes a detailed description of the visual symptoms, triggering and inhibiting mechanisms, and possible approaches to predict and control physiological disorders. The mechanisms triggering and inhibiting the disorders are discussed in detail in each chapter, based on recent studies, which can help readers better understand the factors regulating each disorder. The description of possible approaches to predict and control each disorder can help growers, shippers, wholesalers, and retailers to determine the best management practices to reduce disorder incidence and crop losses. Features: Presents visual symptoms of postharvest physiological disorders that will help readers to precisely identify the disorders in fruits and vegetables Details mechanisms triggering and inhibiting the postharvest disorders Explains possible approaches to predict and control these disorders Suggests the best postharvest management approaches for each crop Although there are many scientific publications on postharvest physiological disorders, there are no recent reviews or books putting together the most recent information about the mechanisms regulating, as well as about the possible approaches to predict and control these disorders.

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits Vegetables and Flowers

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits  Vegetables  and Flowers
Author: Gopinadhan Paliyath,Dennis P. Murr,Avtar K. Handa,Susan Lurie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2009-03-16
ISBN 10: 0813806720
ISBN 13: 9780813806723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits Vegetables and Flowers Book Review:

An increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions has improved technologies to maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, offering a firm grounding in the basic science and branching out into the technology and practical applications. An authoritative resource on the science and technology of the postharvest sector, this book surveys the body of knowledge with an emphasis on the recent advances in the field.

Biochemistry of Fruit Ripening

Biochemistry of Fruit Ripening
Author: G.B. Seymour,J.E. Taylor,Gregory A. Tucker
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401115842
ISBN 13: 9789401115841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biochemistry of Fruit Ripening Book Review:

It is over 20 years since the publication of A.c. Hulme's two volume text on The Biochemistry of Fruits and thei.r Products. Whilst the bulk of the information contained in that text is still relevant it is true to say that our understanding of the biochemical and genetic mech

Postharvest

Postharvest
Author: R. B. H. Wills,John Brett Golding
Publsiher: Cabi
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781786391483
ISBN 13: 1786391481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Book Review:

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 temperature and humidity for maintaining fresh quality is discussed. The susceptibility of fresh produce to various pathogenic diseases and physiological disorders and their identification and control by environmentally friendly methods are pointed out and technologies that are adjuncts to temperature management, i.e. atmosphere control, controlled ripening, packaging and transport, are highlighted. The principles underlying the food safety based quality assurance systems that also meet environmental requirements are outlined. The influence of consumers on the marketing and storage of fruit and vegetables are also examined.

Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops

Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops
Author: Sunil Pareek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 643
Release: 2016-02-22
ISBN 10: 149870381X
ISBN 13: 9781498703819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops Book Review:

Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops is a comprehensive interdisciplinary reference source for the various aspects of fruit ripening and postharvest behavior. It focuses on the postharvest physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of ripening and provides an overview of fruits and vegetables, including chapters on the postharvest quality of ornamental plants and molecular biology of flower senescence. It describes various developments that have taken place in the last decade with respect to identifying and altering the function of ripening-related genes. Taking clues from studies in grape and tomato as model fruits, the book reviews a few case studies and gives you a detailed account of molecular regulation of fruit ripening, and signal transduction and internal atmospheres in relation to fruit ripening. It also presents an overview of methods utilized in fruit proteomics, as well as a global proteome and systems biology analysis of fruits during ripening, and discusses the basics of dormancy, its molecular and physiological basis, and methods to break the dormancy. The book provides an overview of the most important metabolic pathways and genes that control volatile biosynthesis in model fruits, including tropical, subtropical, and temperate fruits, with a special emphasis on fruit ripening and the role of ethylene during this process. It presents a brief description of the composition of volatiles in various fruit species and addresses the influences of preharvest factors and postharvest technologies on fruit aroma, basic mechanisms responsible for postharvest flavor change in fresh produce, and the potential impacts of various postharvest technologies on flavor.

Minimally Processed Refrigerated Fruits Vegetables

Minimally Processed Refrigerated Fruits   Vegetables
Author: R.C. Wiley
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1994-04-30
ISBN 10: 9780412055713
ISBN 13: 0412055716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minimally Processed Refrigerated Fruits Vegetables Book Review:

Introduction to minimally processed refrigerated fruits and vegetables; Initial preparation, handling, and distribution of minimally processed refrigerated fruits; Preservation methods for minimally processed refrigerated fruits and vegetables; Packing of minimally processed fruits and vegetables; Some biological and physical principles underlying modified atmosphere packaging; Microbiological spoilage and pathogens in minimally processed refrigerated fruits and vegetables; Nutritional quality of fruits and vegetables subjetc to minimally processes; Regulatory issues associated with minimally processed refrigerated foods.

Postharvest Handling

Postharvest Handling
Author: Ibrahim Kahramanoglu
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN 10: 9535135333
ISBN 13: 9789535135333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Handling Book Review:

The world population has been increasing day by day, and demand for food is rising. Despite that, the natural resources are decreasing, and production of food is getting difficult. At the same time, about one-quarter of what is produced never reaches the consumers due to the postharvest losses. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to efficiently handle, store, and utilize produce to be able to feed the world, reduce the use of natural resources, and help to ensure sustainability. At this point, postharvest handling is becoming more important, which is the main determinant of the postharvest losses. Hence, the present book is intended to provide useful and scientific information about postharvest handling of different produce.

Strawberry

Strawberry
Author: Toshiki Asao,Md Asaduzzaman
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2019-10-02
ISBN 10: 1839622539
ISBN 13: 9781839622533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strawberry Book Review:

This book mainly deals with pre- and postharvest management practices of the strawberry to ensure that high-quality fruits are delivered to the consumer. The influence of climatic variables, cultural practices, harvesting techniques, and use of chemicals and other natural compounds on fruit quality are discussed. Factors affecting fruit growth and development and processes regarding maturation and biochemical changes during fruit ripening are also presented in one of the chapters of this book. Some chapters provide information regarding harvesting, storing, packaging, transporting, and also selling that affect strawberry quality greatly. Enhancement of yield and antioxidant contents in the strawberry by various natural products, including chitosan and probiotic bacterial, are also included in this book. The final chapter states that antioxidants present in strawberry fruit play a dietary role in alleviating oxidative stress in experimental liver models. This book focuses on the postharvest quality management of the strawberry and provides a useful resource to educationists, traders, and commercial strawberry growers.

Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing

Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing
Author: Muhammad Siddiq,Mark A. Uebersax
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 1119098955
ISBN 13: 9781119098959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing Book Review:

Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing, Second Edition is the most comprehensive guide on vegetable technology for processors, producers, and users of vegetables in food manufacturing.This complete handbook contains 42 chapters across two volumes, contributed by field experts from across the world. It provides contemporary information that brings together current knowledge and practices in the value-chain of vegetables from production through consumption. The book is unique in the sense that it includes coverage of production and postharvest technologies, innovative processing technologies, packaging, and quality management. Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing, Second Edition covers recent developments in the areas of vegetable breeding and production, postharvest physiology and storage, packaging and shelf life extension, and traditional and novel processing technologies (high-pressure processing, pulse-electric field, membrane separation, and ohmic heating). It also offers in-depth coverage of processing, packaging, and the nutritional quality of vegetables as well as information on a broader spectrum of vegetable production and processing science and technology. Coverage includes biology and classification, physiology, biochemistry, flavor and sensory properties, microbial safety and HACCP principles, nutrient and bioactive properties In-depth descriptions of key processes including, minimal processing, freezing, pasteurization and aseptic processing, fermentation, drying, packaging, and application of new technologies Entire chapters devoted to important aspects of over 20 major commercial vegetables including avocado, table olives, and textured vegetable proteins This important book will appeal to anyone studying or involved in food technology, food science, food packaging, applied nutrition, biosystems and agricultural engineering, biotechnology, horticulture, food biochemistry, plant biology, and postharvest physiology.

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Horticultural Crops

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Horticultural Crops
Author: Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN 10: 1498709249
ISBN 13: 9781498709248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Horticultural Crops Book Review:

The ultimate goal of crop production is to provide quality produce to consumers at reasonable rates. Most fresh produce is highly perishable, and postharvest losses are significant under the present methods of management in many countries. However, significant achievements have been made during the last few years to curtail postharvest losses in fr

Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology

Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology
Author: Gopinadhan Paliyath,Jayasankar Subramanian,Loong-Tak Lim,K. S. Subramanian,Avtar K. Handa,Autar K. Mattoo
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN 10: 1119289440
ISBN 13: 9781119289449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology Book Review:

A comprehensive introduction to the physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of produce growth, paired with cutting-edge technological advances in produce preservation Revised and updated, the second edition of Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology explores the most recent developments in postharvest biology and nanotechnology. Since the publication of the first edition, there has been an increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions. The contributors—noted experts in the field—review the improved technologies that maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This second edition contains new strategies that can be implemented to remedy food security issues, including but not limited to phospholipase D inhibition technology and ethylene inhibition via 1-MCP technology. The text offers an introduction to technologies used in production practices and distribution of produce around the world, as well as the process of sencescence on a molecular and biochemical level. The book also explores the postharvest value chain for various produce, quality evaluation techniques, and the most current nanotechnology applications. This important resource: • Expands on the first edition to explore in-depth postharvest biology with emphasis on developments in nanotechnology • Contains contributions from leaders in the field • Includes the most recent advances in postharvest biology and technology, including but not limited to phospholipase D and 1-MCP technology • Puts the focus on basic science as well as technology and practical applications • Applies a physiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology approach to the subject Written for crop science researchers and professionals, horticultural researchers, agricultural engineers, food scientists working with fruits and vegetables, Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, with a grounding in the basic science with the technology and practical applications.

Post Harvest Physiology and Crop Preservation

Post Harvest Physiology and Crop Preservation
Author: Morris Lieberman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1475700946
ISBN 13: 9781475700947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Harvest Physiology and Crop Preservation Book Review:

Emphasis in agricultural research for many years has concen trated on crop production. This emphasis has become more important in recent years with the realization that the population worldwide is outstripping the food supply. There is, however, another side to increasing the availability of the food supply. This simply involves preservation of the harvested crop·for human consumption. The losses incurred in harvesting, handling, transportation, storage and marketing crops have become a greater problem as the distance from the farm to the ultimate consumer increases. In the Western world where modern transportation, storage facilities, and marketing technology are widely used, post-harvest technology requires a large input of energy which increases costs considerably. There fore, losses are more significant and the ability to provide fresh fruits and vegetables, out of season, at reasonable costs will depend on reduced post-harvest losses throughout the marketing chain from the farm gate to the ultimate consumer. The reduction in post-harvest losses depends on proper use of current technology and further developments derived from a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. Biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, horticulture, agronomy, physics, engineering and agricultural economics, all provide knowledge which has been useful and will be useful in the future for improving post-harvest technol ogy and crop preservation. This volume records the Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Post-Harvest Physiology and Crop Preservation, held at Sounion, Greece, April 28 - May 8, 1981.

Postharvest Management Approaches for Maintaining Quality of Fresh Produce

Postharvest Management Approaches for Maintaining Quality of Fresh Produce
Author: Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui,Jesus Fernando Ayala Zavala,Cheng-An (Andy) Hwang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN 10: 3319235826
ISBN 13: 9783319235820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Management Approaches for Maintaining Quality of Fresh Produce Book Review:

The volume presents existing and novel management approaches that are in use or have a great potential to be used to maintain the postharvest quality of fresh produce in terms of microbiological safety, nutrition, and sensory quality. In comparison to traditional synthetic chemicals, these eco-friendly molecules are equally effective with respect to slowing the physiological and biochemical changes in harvested produce. Application of terpenic compounds, phenolic compounds, salicylic acid, methyl jasmonates, hydrogen peroxide, ethanol, sulphur compounds, polyamines, plant growth regulators, active carbohydrates, ozone, hexanal and nitric oxide have been proven effective in minimizing storage disorders like chilling injury, scald, fungal diseases like stem-end rot, blue mould rot, green mould rot, anthracnose, regulation of ripening and senescence, etc. This book will be a standard reference work for the management of shelf life in the fresh produce industry.

Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
Author: Muhammad Siddiq
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 1118324110
ISBN 13: 9781118324110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Book Review:

Tropical and sub-tropical fruits have gained significant importance in global commerce. This book examines recent developments in the area of fruit technology including: postharvest physiology and storage; novel processing technologies applied to fruits; and in-depth coverage on processing, packaging, and nutritional quality of tropical and sub-tropical fruits. This contemporary handbook uniquely presents current knowledge and practices in the value chain of tropical and subtropical fruits world-wide, covering production and post-harvest practices, innovative processing technologies, packaging, and quality management. Chapters are devoted to each major and minor tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, banana, papaya, date, guava, passion fruit, lychee, coconut, logan, carombola) and each citrus and non-citrus sub-tropical fruit (orange, grapefruit, lemon/lime, mandarin/tangerine, melons, avocado, kiwifruit, pomegranate, olive, fig, cherimoya, jackfruit, mangosteen). Topical coverage for each fruit is extensive, including: current storage and shipping practices; shelf life extension and quality; microbial issues and food safety aspects of fresh-cut products; processing operations such as grading, cleaning, size-reduction, blanching, filling, canning, freezing, and drying; and effects of processing on nutrients and bioavailability. With chapters compiled from experts worldwide, this book is an essential reference for all professionals in the fruit industry.

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
Author: Elhadi M Yahia
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2011-09-19
ISBN 10: 0857093622
ISBN 13: 9780857093622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Book Review:

Tropical and subtropical fruits are popular products, but are often highly perishable and need to be transported long distances for sale. The four volumes of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical fruits review essential aspects of postharvest biology, postharvest technologies, handling and processing technologies for both well-known and lesser-known fruits. Volume 1 contains chapters on general topics and issues, while Volumes 2, 3 and 4 contain chapters focused on individual fruits, organised alphabetically. Volume 1 provides an overview of key factors associated with the postharvest quality of tropical and subtropical fruits. Two introductory chapters cover the economic importance of these crops and their nutritional benefits. Chapters reviewing the postharvest biology of tropical and subtropical fruits and the impact of preharvest conditions, harvest circumstances and postharvest technologies on quality follow. Further authors review microbiological safety, the control of decay and quarantine pests and the role of biotechnology in the improvement of produce of this type. Two chapters on the processing of tropical and subtropical fruit complete the volume. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Volume 1 of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits, along with the other volumes in the collection, will be an essential reference both for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area. Along with the other volumes in the collection, Volume 1 is an essential reference for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area Focuses on fundamental issues of fruit physiology, quality, safety and handling relevant to all those in the tropical and subtropical fruits supply chain Chapters include nutritional and health benefits, preharvest factors, food safety, and biotechnology and molecular biology

Exotic Fruits Reference Guide

Exotic Fruits Reference Guide
Author: Sueli Rodrigues,Ebenezer de Oliveira Silva,Edy Sousa de Brito
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2018-01-05
ISBN 10: 0128031530
ISBN 13: 9780128031537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exotic Fruits Reference Guide Book Review:

Exotic Fruits Reference Guide is the ultimate, most complete reference work on exotic fruits from around the world. The book focuses on exotic fruit origin, botanical aspects, cultivation and harvest, physiology and biochemistry, chemical composition and nutritional value, including phenolics and antioxidant compounds. This guide is in four-color and contains images of the fruits, in addition to their regional names and geographical locations. Harvest and post-harvest conservation, as well as the potential for industrialization, are also presented as a way of stimulating interest in consumption and large scale production. Covers exotic fruits found all over the world, described by a team of global contributors Provides quick and easy access to botanical information, biochemistry, fruit processing and nutritional value Features four-color images throughout for each fruit, along with its regional name and geographical location Serves as a useful reference for researchers, industrial practitioners and students

Fresh Cut Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh Cut Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Olusola Lamikanra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2002-02-14
ISBN 10: 1420031872
ISBN 13: 9781420031874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fresh Cut Fruits and Vegetables Book Review:

Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables: Science, Technology, and Market provides a comprehensive reference source for the emerging fresh-cut fruits and vegetables industry. It focuses on the unique biochemical, physiological, microbiological, and quality changes in fresh-cut processing and storage and on the distinct equipment design, packaging requirements, production economics, and marketing considerations for fresh-cut products. Based on the extensive research in this area during the past 10 years, this reference is the first to cover the complete spectrum of science, technology, and marketing issues related to this field, including production, processing, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, safety, engineering, sensory, biotechnology, and economics. ABOUT THE EDITOR: Olusola Lamikanra, Ph.D., is a Research Chemist and Lead Scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Southern Regional Research Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, England. He was Professor in the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Director of the Center for Viticultural Science and Small Farm Development at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee. Dr. Lamikanra is the author of more than 100 publications.

Controlled and Modified Atmospheres for Fresh and Fresh Cut Produce

Controlled and Modified Atmospheres for Fresh and Fresh Cut Produce
Author: Maria Isabel Gil,Randolph M. Beaudry
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2020-02-12
ISBN 10: 012804621X
ISBN 13: 9780128046210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controlled and Modified Atmospheres for Fresh and Fresh Cut Produce Book Review:

Controlled and Modified Atmospheres for Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce is the ultimate reference book of CA/MA recommendations for selected commodities. It includes the basic knowledge of physiology and technologies to the current application of recommended CA/MAP conditions for fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. For each commodity, a summary with requirements and recommendations is presented. The book is divided into three parts, with each focusing on different aspects of CA/MA, including fundamental topics on the physiological and quality effects of CA and MAP for fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, optimal CA/MAP conditions and recommendations, and optimal conditions for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. Provides guidelines and recommendations of CA/MAP for the fresh produce industry Illustrates the benefits and defects caused by CA/MA in full color Brings more than 54 fruits and vegetables and their respective summary with the requirements and recommendations of CA/MA conditions Includes the optimal CA/MAP conditions and recommendations for selected fresh fruits and vegetables