Postharvest Technology of Perishable Horticultural Commodities describes all the postharvest techniques and technologies available to handle perishable horticultural food commodities. It includes basic concepts and important new advances in the subject. Adopting a thematic style, chapters are organized by type of treatment, with sections devoted to postharvest risk factors and their amelioration. Written by experts from around the world, the book provides core insights into identifying and utilizing appropriate postharvest options for maximum results.
- Presents the most recent developments in processing technologies in a single volume
- Includes a wide range of perishable products, thus allowing for translational insight
- Appropriate for students and professionals
- Written by experts as a reference resource
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1. Introduction 2. Postharvest Losses and Waste 3. Classification of Horticultural Commodities 4. Preharvest Factors Affecting Postharvest Quality 5. Harvesting of Horticultural Commodities 6. Precooling 7. Refrigeration 8. Psychrometrics 9. Packing Operations 10. Minimal Processing 11. Packaging 12. Storage Systems 13. Controlled Atmosphere Storage 14. Ethylene Technology 15. Physiological Disorders and Their Control 16. Postharvest Insects and and Their Control 17. Irridiation of Fruits and Vegetables 18. Temperature-Controlled Transport for Air, Land, and Sea 19. Utilization and Management of Horticultural Waste 20. Analysis and Control Systems in Postharvest Operations 21. Biotechnology of Horticultural Commodities 22. General Recommendations
Elhadi Yahia is a Professor in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico, and is a consultant to several organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).