Special Issue "Biochemical Changes in Postharvest Fruits and Vegetables with Impact in Quality"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Costas Stathopoulos, FIFST

Head of Food and Drink Division, School of Science, Engineering and Technology Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG, Scotland
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Interests: waste utilisation; plant bioactives; cereal science; postharvest; novel technologies
Guest Editor
Dr. Suwimol Chockchaisawasdee

Head of Food and Drink Division, School of Science, Engineering and Technology Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG, Scotland

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

Retaining the postharvest qualities of fruits and vegetables is a challenge affecting primary producers and food processors the world over. The series of biochemical changes that affect those qualities depend on numerous factors, including: the specific species, the growing conditions, the environment, and the postharvest treatment(s) and handling, among others. It is our intention, through this Special issue on ‘Biochemical changes in postharvest fruit and vegetable with impact on quality’ to get the latest information from the global arena. We seek contributions, from researchers from around the world, exploring the role of those biochemical changes in all aspects of fruit and vegetable quality and we look forward in expanding the current knowledge in this field. The current rates of produce wasted or lost postharvest are unsustainable, therefore, better understanding the changes that lead to some of those losses is pertinent from the global sustainability perspective.

We welcome your contributions


Prof. Costas Stathopoulos, FIFST
Dr. Suwimol Chockchaisawasdee
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biochemical changes
  • postharvest
  • quality
  • fruits and vegetables
  • flavour
  • texture
  • colour

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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