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Special Issue "Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fresh Produce"
A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Engineering and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 1025
Special Issue Editors
Interests: postharvest technology; nanoemulsion coatings; fruit waste extract; antioxidant activity; food science and technology; FTIR-ATR spectroscopy
Interests: starch chemistry and technology; extrusion technology; packaging technology; FTIR-ATR spectroscopy; thermal characteristics and particle size analysis
Special Issue Information
Fruits and vegetables are regarded as commercially significant and nutritionally essential food commodities because they offer additional phytochemicals, such as dietary fibre and antioxidants, that have positive effects on health, in addition to serving as the main dietary source of vitamins, sugars, organic acids, and minerals. Consumer demand for fresh produce is rising as a result of people becoming more aware of the superiority of fresh natural foods over processed ones. However, due to their perishable nature, fruits and vegetables have the risk of becoming unfit for ingestion if not handled properly after harvest. Furthermore, following the globalisation of commerce and free-trade agreements, fresh horticulture products are significant components of international trade. Longer transportation and distribution times require the use of the right precautions and handling methods for fresh fruits after harvest. Understanding the reasons why fruits and vegetables deteriorate is the first step in reducing these losses. The next is figuring out how to employ appropriate and reasonably priced technical processes to postpone senescence and preserve the food quality. The main research tracks include:
- Physical treatments for horticultural produce such as heat and radiation
- Chemical treatments such as nitric oxide, organic acids, sulphur dioxide, etc.
- Edible coatings
- Novel packaging methods including active packaging
- Modified atmosphere packaging
- Controlled atmosphere storage
Dr. Sajad Mohd Wani
Dr. Tawheed Amin
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- active packaging