+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)


Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2293032
  • Book
  • 708 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1 of 3

Fruits are botanically diverse, perishable, seasonal and predominantly regional in production. They come in many varieties, shapes and size, colors, flavors and textures and are an important part of a healthy diet and the global economy. Besides vitamins, minerals, fibers and other nutrients, fruits contain phenolic compounds that have pharmacological potential. Consumed as a part of a regular diet, these naturally occurring plant constituents are believed to provide a wide range of physiological benefits through their antioxidant, anti–allergic, anti–carcinogenic, and anti–inflammatory properties.  

Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing distils the latest developments and research efforts in this field that are aimed at improving production methods, post–harvest storage and processing, safety, quality and developing new processes and products. This revised and updated second edition expands and improves upon the coverage of the original book. Some highlights include chapters on the physiology and classification of fruits, horticultural biochemistry, microbiology and food safety (including HACCP, safety and the regulation of fruits in the global market), sensory and flavor characteristics, nutrition, naturally present bioactive phenolics, postharvest physiology, storage, transportation and packaging, processing and preservation technologies. Information on the major fruits includes tropical and super fruits, frozen fruits, canned fruit, jelly, jam and preserves, fruit juices, dried fruits and wines. The 35 chapters are organized into five parts:

  • Part I: Fruit physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, nutrition and health
  • Part II:  Postharvest handling and preservation of fruits
  • Part III: Product manufacturing and packaging
  • Part IV: Processing plant, waste management, safety and regulations
  • Part V:  Production, quality and processing aspects of major fruits and fruit products

Each chapter has been contributed by professionals from around the globe representing academia, government institutions and industry. The book is designed to be a valuable source and reference book for scientists, product developers, students and all professionals with an interest in this field.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
2 of 3

Contributors vii

Preface xi

Part 1: Biology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Microbiology

1. Physiology and Classification of Fruits 3Kuo–Tan Li

2. Biochemistry of Fruits and Fruit Products 13Mar´©¥a–Jes´us Rodrigo, Berta Alqu´ezar, Fernando Alf´erez, and Lorenzo Zacar´©¥as

3. Flavor of Fruits and Fruit Products and Their Sensory Qualities 35Yearul Kabir and Jiwan S. Sidhu

4. Microbiology of Fresh and Processed Fruits 51Anu Kalia and Rajinder P. Gupta

5. Nutritional Quality of Fruits 73Concepci´on S´anchez–Moreno, Sonia De Pascual–Teresa, Bego na De Ancos, and M. Pilar Cano

Part 2: Postharvest Handling and Preservation Technologies

6. Postharvest Storage Systems: Biology, Physical Factors, Storage, and Transport 87N. R. Bhat

7. Freezing Preservation of Fruits 103Bego na De Ancos, Concepci´on S´anchez–Moreno, Sonia De Pascual–Teresa, and M. Pilar Cano

8. Conventional Thermal Processing and Preservation 121Szu–Chuan Shen, Ming–ChangWu, and James S. B.Wu

9. Dehydration Preservation of Fruits 133J´ozsef Barta, Csaba Balla, and Gyula Vatai

10. Developments in Minimal Processing of Fruits 153Csaba Balla, J´ozsef Farkas, and Istv´an Dalmadi

11. Aseptic Processing and Packaging 175James S. B. Wu, Hsin–Yun Hsu, and Bing–Heui B. Yang

12. Food Additives in Fruit Processing 189P. S. Raju and A. S. Bawa

Part 3: Processed Fruit Products and Packaging 13. Manufacturing Fruit Beverages and Concentrates 215
Em¢©oke Horv´ath–Kerkai and M´onika St´eger–M´at´e

14. Manufacturing Jams and Jellies 229H. S. Vibhakara and A. S. Bawa

15. Fresh–Cut Fruits 245Olga Mart´©¥n–Belloso, Robert Soliva–Fortuny, and Gemma Oms–Oliu

16. Fruit and Fruit Products as Ingredients 263Gy¨orgyi P´atkai

17. Developments in Packaging of Fresh Fruits and Fruit Products 277Poonam Aggarwal and Amarjit Kaur

Part 4: Processing Plant, Safety, and Regulations

18. Fruit Processing Plants and Equipments 299J´ozsef Barta

19. Fruit Processing Waste Management 315Judit Monspart–S´enyi

20. Microbial Safety and Sanitation of Fruits and Fruit Products 333Sameer Al–Zenki, Husam Al–Omirah, and Jiwan S. Sidhu

21. Fresh and Processed Fruits: Safety and Regulations 353Muhammad Siddiq, Nirmal K. Sinha, and Nanda P. Joshi

Part 5: Commodity Processing

22. Apples and Pears: Production, Physicochemical and Nutritional Quality, and Major Products 367Nirmal K. Sinha

23. Apricots Production, Processing, and Nutrition 385Muhammad Siddiq, Masood Sadiq Butt, and Ibrahim Greiby

24. Cranberry, Blueberry, Currant, and Gooseberry 399Kristen K. Girard and Nirmal K. Sinha

25. Strawberries and Raspberries 419Nirmal K. Sinha

26. Sweet and Tart Cherries 433M´onika St´eger–M´at´e

27. Grapes and Raisins 447N. R. Bhat, B. B. Desai, and M. K. Suleiman

28. Wine Technology 461Maite Novo, Manuel Quir´os, Pilar Morales, and Ram´on Gonz´alez

29. Processing of Citrus Juices 489Kulwant S. Sandhu, Kuldip S. Minhas, and Jiwan S. Sidhu

30. Peaches and Nectarines 535Muhammad Siddiq, Allan Liavoga, and Ibrahim Greiby

31. Plums and Prunes 551Muhammad Siddiq and Muhammad Tauseef Sultan

32. Tropical Fruit I: Banana, Mango, and Pineapple 565Lillian Occe na Po and Edgar C. Po

33. Tropical Fruit II: Production, Processing and Quality of Guava, Lychee, and Papaya 591Jiwan S. Sidhu

34. Production and Processing of Date Fruits 629Jiwan S. Sidhu

35. Super Fruits: Pomegranate, Wolfberry, Aronia (Chokeberry), Acai, Noni, and Amla 653Jiwan S. Sidhu and Tasleem A. Zafar

Index 681

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
3 of 3


4 of 3
Nirmal Sinha
Jiwan Sidhu
Jozsef Barta
James Wu
M.Pilar Cano
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown