Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and by Elhadi M Yahia

By Elhadi M Yahia

Whereas items reminiscent of bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit and citrus have lengthy been to be had to shoppers in temperate zones, new end result reminiscent of lychee, longan, carambola, and mangosteen at the moment are additionally getting into the industry. affirmation of the wellbeing and fitness advantages of tropical and subtropical fruit can also advertise intake extra. Tropical and subtropical culmination are really at risk of postharvest losses, and also are transported lengthy distances on the market. hence maximizing their caliber postharvest is key and there were many contemporary advances during this region. Many tropical culmination are processed additional into purees, juices and different value-added items, so caliber optimization of processed items is usually vital. The books conceal present cutting-edge and rising post-harvest and processing applied sciences. quantity 1 includes chapters on specific creation levels and matters, while Volumes 2, three and four include chapters considering specific fruit. quantity 1 makes a speciality of key problems with fruit body structure, caliber, defense and dealing with suitable to all these within the tropical and subtropical culmination offer chain.

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AVRDC Technical Bulletin 35. World Vegetable Center, Shanhua, Taiwan. Sing Ching Tongdee (2004). Horticultural Crop Production and Marketing Decision Influencing Postharvest Technology, Extension Bulletin 545, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center, Republic of China. TFNet (2003). Global overview of tropical and subtropical fruits: future potential and challenges. © Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2011 2 Nutritional and health-promoting properties of tropical and subtropical fruits E. M. Yahia, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico and J.

EU countries are the main destination for tropical and subtropical fruits, consuming nearly 50% of the total world export, while also supplying temperate and subtropical fruits to the global fruits market. The importance of fruit production for the economic development of a country can be seen in its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) and employment through agriculture. Most less-developed countries depend on agriculture as a major source of income and employment. Price demand elasticities for most fruits are elastic.

The help and support of the Woodhead team, especially Ms Sarah Whitworth and Ms Vicki Hart, is very much appreciated. ’ Elhadi M. Yahia © Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2011 Plate I (Preface) (a) Handling of some tropical fruits in an open market in a developing country; (b) a supermarket in Bogotá, Colombia. Plate II (Preface) Hot water treatment for quarantine insect control of mango in Mexico. © Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2011 1 Economic importance of tropical and subtropical fruits Z. Mohamed, I.

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