Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Postharvest Biology and Technology

Emerging Technologies for Shelf-Life Enhancement of Fruits
Editors: Basharat Nabi Dar, PhD
Shabir Ahmad Mir, PhD

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Fruits are particularly vulnerable to postharvest losses, so once harvested, they must be handled with proper care, including during their transportation long distances for sale. Insufficient and inadequate postharvest handling and storage will deteriorate the quality of fruits before they reach their intended market or consumers. Effective postharvest management is essential for reducing losses and maintaining quality of fruits from farm to table. This new volume, Emerging Technologies for Shelf-Life Enhancement of Fruits, presents a tremendous amount of research on new techniques for postharvest management.

The postharvest techniques presented in this volume will help to facilitate the retention of quality parameters and enhance demand and presence of such fruits in the market. The volume will provide fresh insights on fruits with an emphasis on the emerging new technologies used for maintaining quality. It will cover a variety of means of maintaining or enhancing quality, of minimizing postharvest losses, and of using effective storage technology.

Focusing on new technological interventions involved in the postharvest technology of fruits, the volume will serve as an invaluable reference on shelf-life extension of fruits for postharvest professionals, academicians, scholars, researchers, and industries working in this area.

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Topics to be covered in the volume:

• Diversity of fruits
• Postharvest quality of fruits
• Preharvest factors affecting the shelf life of fruits
• Decontamination of fruits by nonthermal technologies
• Controlled and modified atmosphere packaging as a tool to improve the shelf life of fruits
• New insights in the active packaging of fruits
• Advances in edible coatings for improving the shelf life of fruits
• Approaches of gamma irradiation for extending the shelf life of fruits
• Techniques for shelf-life evaluation
• Advances in the storage of fruits
• Antimicrobials as an innovative tool for shelf-life enhancement
• The use of chemicals for shelf -ife enhancement of fruits
• The use of ozone as shelf-life extender of fresh fruits
• Safety management of fruits from farm to fork


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Basharat Nabi Dar, PhD
Department of Food Technology, Islamic University of Science & Technology, Awantipora, JK, India; Department of Food Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

Shabir Ahmad Mir, PhD
Department of Food Technology, Islamic University of Science & Technology, Awantipora, Jammu & Kashmir, India




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