Postharvest Storage and Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Quality and Safety".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2024 | Viewed by 142

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Department of Plant Industry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung 912, Taiwan
Interests: post-harvest processing and preservation; horticultural crops

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Graduate Institute of Food Culture and Innovation, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, No.1, Songhe Rd., Xiaogang Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Interests: wine; fermentation; bioactive compounds; food process
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent academic research on "Postharvest storage and preservation of fruits and vegetables" covers a number of important topics and related areas.

Improvements in storage technologies and methods: Researchers are exploring a variety of innovative storage technologies and methods, including controlled atmosphere storage, temperature management, packaging technology, ethylene removal, and chemical treatments, to extend the storage life of fruits and vegetables.

Reduction of quality and nutrient losses: Research focuses on reducing the weight loss, spoilage, and nutrient loss of fruits and vegetables during storage and transportation, through appropriate storage conditions and handling methods.

Understanding of biological and physiological mechanisms: Scientists are studying the biological and physiological mechanisms of fruits and vegetables during storage, including respiration rate, ethylene production, and sensing, cell wall breakdown, enzyme activity, etc., to reveal their impact on storage life and quality.

Application of new technologies: Emerging technologies such as non-destructive testing, genetic improvement, and gene editing are being applied to improve the storage and preservation effects of fruits and vegetables, and to reduce the impact on the environment.

Research on post-storage treatment technology: Researchers are also paying attention to the development of post-storage treatment technology, such as post-storage treatment in a controlled atmosphere, chemical treatment, heat treatment, and ultraviolet treatment, to further extend the storage life of the product and maintain its quality.

These research topics cover a wide range from basic science to applied technology, helping to improve the later storage and preservation of fruits and vegetables and ensuring the safety and sustainability of the food supply.

Dr. Chihyao Hou
Dr. Yushen Liang
Dr. Ming-Kuei Shih
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  • postharvest storage
  • fruit preservation
  • vegetable storage
  • food quality preservation
  • fresh produce handling

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