Tropical and sub-tropical fruits have gained significant importancein global commerce. This book examines recent developments in thearea of fruit technology including: postharvest physiology andstorage; novel processing technologies applied to fruits; andin-depth coverage on processing, packaging, and nutritional qualityof tropical and sub-tropical fruits. This contemporary handbookuniquely presents current knowledge and practices in the valuechain of tropical and subtropical fruits world-wide, coveringproduction and post-harvest practices, innovative processingtechnologies, packaging, and quality management.
Chapters are devoted to each major and minor tropical fruit(mango, pineapple, banana, papaya, date, guava, passion fruit,lychee, coconut, logan, carombola) and each citrus and non-citrussub-tropical fruit (orange, grapefruit, lemon/lime,mandarin/tangerine, melons, avocado, kiwifruit, pomegranate, olive,fig, cherimoya, jackfruit, mangosteen). Topical coverage for eachfruit is extensive, including: current storage and shippingpractices; shelf life extension and quality; microbial issues andfood safety aspects of fresh-cut products; processing operationssuch as grading, cleaning, size-reduction, blanching, filling,canning, freezing, and drying; and effects of processing onnutrients and bioavailability. With chapters compiled from expertsworldwide, this book is an essential reference for allprofessionals in the fruit industry.