Description : 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.
Description : Plant breeding has undergone a period of very rapid and significant development in recent years and the area of fruit breeding is no exception. This book provides a balanced, up-to-date and comprehensive account of the developments in the field of breeding tropical and subtropical fruits. It offers not only the theoretical and applied aspects of breedings fruits but also provides an authoritative manual of the conventional and new techniques used for increasing efficiency of crop improvement programmes. In specific chapters the book deals with crop taxonomy, genetic resources, floral biology, breeding objectives, inheritance patterns and information on new improved cultivars/hybrids.
Description : Tropical and subtropical fruits are becoming more important food items in countries where they are produced and also in an increasing number of importing countries in non-tropical zones. For many of the countries where they are grown these crops represent one of the primary ways of earning valuable foreign exchange. In the last few years, fruit production in most tropical and subtropical countries of the world has increased substantially, and most of the fruits grown in these regions now have established and growing markets in North America and Europe. The transport of tropical and subtropical fruits from areas of production to markets in temperate zones raises particular postharvest storage issues, while postharvest losses in the tropics themselves can be considerable. Whilst there are several texts addressing the postharvest needs of temperate fruits, there has not until now been a comprehensive volume dealing with tropical and subtropical fruits. This volume is the first book to deal with the postharvest storage, physiology and conservation of all of the economically important tropical and subtropical fruits. Contributors include leading research workers from throughout the world, including Europe, North, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand, East and Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The resultant work represents a substantial contribution to this important and fast developing area. The book is essential reading for all horticultural researchers and students working with these crops and for growers, exporters and importers within the industries concerned with tropical and subtropical fruits.
Description : While products such as bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit and citrus have long been available to consumers in temperate zones, new fruits such as lychee, longan, carambola, and mangosteen are now also entering the market. Confirmation of the health benefits of tropical and subtropical fruit may also promote consumption further. Tropical and subtropical fruits are particularly vulnerable to postharvest losses, and are also transported long distances for sale. Therefore maximising their quality postharvest is essential and there have been many recent advances in this area. Many tropical fruits are processed further into purees, juices and other value-added products, so quality optimization of processed products is also important. The books cover current state-of-the-art and emerging post-harvest and processing technologies. Volume 1 contains chapters on particular production stages and issues, whereas Volumes 2, 3 and 4 contain chapters focused on particular fruit. Chapters in Volume 3 of this important collection review factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits, concentrating on postharvest biology and technology. Important issues relevant to each specific product are discussed, such as postharvest physiology, preharvest factors affecting postharvest quality, quality maintenance postharvest, pests and diseases and value-added processed products, among other topics. Along with the other volumes in the collection, Volume 3 is an essential reference for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area Covers current state-of-the-art and emerging post-harvest and processing technologies Important issues relevant to each particular fruit are discussed, such as postharvest physiology, preharvest factors affecting postharvest quality and pests and diseases
Description : History importance and scope of tropical and subtropical fruits in India; Planning of orchard; Orchard soil management; Training and pruning of tropical and subtropical fruits; Mango; Banana; Citrus; Grape; Guava; Pineapple; Papaya; Coconut; Litchi; Cashew; Sapota; Avocado; Custard apple; Jackfruit; Bael; Fig; Ber; Pomegranate; Loquat; Phalsa; Date palm; Jamun; Aonla; Post-harvest handling of fresh fruits.
Description : Origin and distribution of tropical and subtropical fruits. Cashew apple and nut. Marula. Spondias: the red mombin and related fruits. Biriba. cherimoya. Sugar apple. Mangaba. Mountain papaya. Cupuassu. Breadfruit and jackfruit. Araza. jaboticaba. Carambola and bilimbi. Pejibae. Granadilla. Pomegranate. Calamansi or calamondin. Lucuma.
Description : * Describes the importance, phytochemistry, bioactive compounds and nutritive value, uses and important cultivars of the most important tropical and subtropical fruits * Postharvest physiology, respiration, ethylene production, maturity and changes with ripening is reviewed at length. At the end of each chapter postharvest diseases, physiological disorders and their mechanisms are discussed as well as presenting ideas for future research * These fruits are highly perishable therefore understanding the physiology and new technology is key to extending the shelf life