Handling, Transportation and Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

S K Chattopadhyay, Gene-Tech Books, 2007, viii, 280 p, tables, figs, ISBN : 8189729748, $44.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Handling, Transportation and Storage of Fruits and Vegetables/S.K. Chattopadhyay

Contents: Preface. 1. Handling of fruits and vegetables harvesting. 2. Microbial hazards in fruits and vegetables. 3. Transportation of fruits and vegetables. 4. Preservation of fruits and vegetables. 5. Drying fruits and vegetables. 6. Storage of fruits and vegetables. 7. Quality in fruits and vegetables. 8. Hygiene and sanitation. 9. Selling fruits and vegetables. 10. Preparation for the fresh market. Bibliography. Index.

"This book has been written with the purpose of covering all biological and physical aspects of the post harvest physiology of fruits and vegetables. Assembling a substantial amount of information from a wide variety of sources, the book is a compilation of knowledge pertaining to post harvest technology of fruits and vegetables. It expands, in comprehensive detail, on technology relating to maturity determination, harvesting, packing, post harvest treatments, controlled atmosphere storage, ripening and transportation.

With pertinent information on such a matter of great relevance and importance, this book would be useful for researchers and students in post harvest technology, food science and technology, plant and agricultural science." (jacket)

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