Special Issue "Innovative Preservation Technology for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2020.
Interests: storage condition; nutritional and sensorial evaluation of fruit and vegetables; active packaging; modified atmosphere; postharvest physiology; chemical and physical treatment; shelf-life; volatile compounds as quality markers; logistic solutions; non-destructive automatic quality evaluation; cold chain
Interests: quality of fresh and fresh cut fruits and vegetables; innovative pre-treatment; packaging and/or storage condition; modified and controlled atmosphere; logistic cold chain; innovative transport system; no-destructive systems for quality evaluation
The preservation of freshness of fruits and vegetables until their consumption is the aim of many research activities. The quality losses of fresh fruit and vegetables during cold chain, frequently, are attributable to an inappropriate use of postharvest technologies. Moreover, especially when fresh produce are transported to distant markets, it is necessary to adopt proper storage solutions in order to preserve the initial quality.
Nowadays, for each step of the supply chain (packing house, cold storage rooms, precooling center, refrigerate transport, and distribution), innovative preservation technologies are available that, alone or in combination, could preserve the fresh products in order to maintain the principal quality and nutritional characteristics. In this Special Issue, these preservation technologies will be described, highlighting their effect on quality maintenance.
Dr. Bernardo Pace
Dr. Maria Cefola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Cold Chain
- Controlled atmosphere
- Ethylene and oxygen scavenger
- Intelligent and active packaging
- Modified atmosphere
- Physical and chemical treatments
- Storage temperature