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Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables
by Maria Cecilia do Nascimento Nunes

Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables illustrates how the appearance of fruits and vegetables changes throughout their postharvest life and how storage temperature greatly contributes to critical quality changes.

Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables describes 37 different fruits and vegetables from different groups that were stored at five specific temperatures and photographed daily after specified elapsed periods of time.

Fruits and vegetables covered include:

  • subtropical and tropical fruits
  • pome and stone fruits
  • soft fruits and berries
  • melons and cucurbits
  • solanaceous and other fruit vegetables
  • legumes and brassicas
  • stem, leaf and other vegetables
  • bulbs

Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables shows how important is to handle fruits and vegetables at the right temperature and what happens if the recommendations are not followed.

Also shown is the importance of the initial harvest quality of the fruit/vegetable and the expected shelf life as a function of quality at harvest, storage temperature and storage time.

Contents

1. Subtropical and Tropical Fruits

  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Tangerine
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Passion fruit
  • Star fruit (Carambola)

2. Pome and Stone Fruits

  • Apple, Golden Delicious
  • Apple, Macintosh
  • Peach

3. Soft Fruits and Berries

  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Cape gooseberry
  • Currant, black
  • Currant, red

4. Melons and Cucurbits

  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon, baby
  • Squash, yellow

5. Solanaceous and Other Fruit Vegetables

  • Tomato
  • Pepper, green bell
  • Eggplant
  • Corn, sweet

6. Legumes and Brassicas

  • Beans, fava
  • Beans, snap
  • Cabbage, early
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts

7. Steam, Leaf and Other Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Lettuce, Boston
  • Leek
  • Witloof chicory (endive)
  • Mushroom, white cap

8. Bulbs

  • Shallot
  • Garlic, fresh

Index

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Color Atlas of Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables
by Maria Cecilia do Nascimento Nunes
2008 463 pages $218.95 + shipping
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