Special Issue "Effect of Cultivation Techniques on Fruit Quality and Nutritional Value—Series II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 January 2024 | Viewed by 2300
Interests: food processing; nuts; volatile; antioxidants; organic; sensory quality; bioactive components; chromatography
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In accordance with Goal 2 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (“end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition by promoting sustainable agriculture, applying agricultural practices that increase productivity”), agriculture and horticulture should advance toward research that leads to more efficient production of fruits and vegetables, with better functional and nutritional properties, that is, products of higher quality. In this way, nutrient intake will be improved without increasing food consumption.
The different strategies of cultivation techniques, such as pruning, thinning, preharvest treatments, etc., as well as good control of agronomic factors such as irrigation, soil texture, fertilizer, soil–water relationships, cultural practices, etc., involve unquestionable changes in the composition of the fruits and vegetables obtained. Studies that relate the incidence of these agronomic factors with the physical, chemical, functional, and sensorial properties of fruits and vegetables are necessary to achieve improvements in their final quality that is reflected in a nutritional improvement of the same.
As a result of this, the present Special Issue is aimed at gathering outstanding cross-disciplinary approaches (reviews and original research) applying the combination of agronomical techniques as a tool for improving the quality of fruits and vegetables in order to provide very valuable information to farmers, manufacturers and consumers.
Dr. Luis Noguera-Artiaga
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- agronomic factors
- agricultural practices
- biofunctional compounds
- food quality
- mineral content
- preharvest treatment