Postharvest Management of Fruits and Vegetables Series II

Edited by
June 2024
192 pages
  • ISBN978-3-7258-1363-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-7258-1364-3 (PDF) (registering)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Postharvest Management of Fruits and Vegetables Series II that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Public Health & Healthcare

The following research articles provides insights into advanced fruit preservation and quality enhancement techniques. Mango Quality Enhancement: Studies show that treatments incorporating 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) and melatonin significantly improve mango appearance, sugar content, and antioxidant activities, highlighting their potential to extend shelf life. Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Fresh-Cut Melons: Research demonstrates the effectiveness of passive modified atmospheres in extending the freshness of fresh-cut melons, especially non-climacteric types, by adjusting packaging perforation levels. Natural Coatings on Blueberries and Grapefruit: Investigations into various coatings reveal inconsistent effects on weight loss in blueberries. Additionally, studies on thymol vapors indicate a natural method for controlling post-harvest diseases in grapefruit, enhancing fruit longevity. Optimal Storage Conditions and Fungal Infection Management: Comprehensive reviews suggest optimal storage temperatures for different apple and pear cultivars and detail how Penicillium expansum affects apple quality, offering strategies for decay management. Quality Testing and Soil Treatments: Advances in hyperspectral imaging for non-destructive quality testing in citrus and the impact of anaerobic soil disinfestation on winter melon juice quality are explored, showing how agricultural practices influence fruit characteristics. Loquat Fruit Post-Harvest Handling: A review of loquat fruit post-harvest technology discusses storage methods to mitigate deterioration and preserve quality.

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Penicillium expansum; apple; fungal infection; carbon source; nitrogen source; weight loss; shrivel; decay; waxy bloom; stem end; handling; Benincasa hispida; anaerobic soil disinfestation; ASD; volatile; soluble solids content; brix; acid; zeta potential; particle size; amino acid; vitamin; nucleoside; long storage; hyperspectral images; soluble solids content; machine learning; sampling sides; data fusion; candidate genes; Cucumis melo L.; ethylene production; fruit quality; near-isogenic lines; respiration rate; quantitative trait loci; volatile organic compounds; apples; pears; storage temperature; refrigerated atmosphere; controlled atmosphere; dynamic controlled atmosphere; chilling-sensitive; energy savings; pre-harvest effects; storage humidity; browning; chilling injury; Eriobotrya japonica; fruit ripening; postharvest physiology; 1-methylcyclopropene; melatonin; mango fruit; active oxygen metabolism; storage; essential oil vapors; citrus; stem-end rot; green mold; sporulation; Cucumis melo; cultivar groups; ready-to-eat; shelf life; MAP; package perforation; headspace; fermentation volatiles; ethyl acetate; n/a