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Postharvest Management and Processing of Fruits and Vegetables

Postharvest Management and Processing of Fruits and Vegetables is a text book written in simple brief language for teachers as well as students. The book covers the syllabus of the basic course on postharvest management and processing of fruits and vegetables. The book has been divided into 4 parts. Part I deals with Postharvest Physiology, Part II with Management and Processing, III with Novel Technologies and Part IV with Objective Questions. A brief introduction and basics of recent topics i.e. Extrusion, irradiation, ohmic heating, microwave processing and dielectric heating, pulsed electric fields, magnetic fields, pulsed light treatment, high pressure processing, ultra sounds, linear induction electron accelerator, minimal processing and hurdle technology, designer foods and nutraceuticals, genetically modified foods, GAP and GMP and HACCP have also been covered along with objectives questions that are often asked in various competitive examinations. The book would be of great use the students, researchers, teachers and all those who have interest in the subject.
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Section - I. Postharvest physiology. 01. Maturity and ripening 02. Insect Infestation and Losses in Storage 03. Quality management for fresh marketing 04. Storage of fruits and vegetables Section - II. Management and processing: 05. Packaging of fresh and processed food products 06. General principles and methods of food preservation 07. Tomato products 08. Pickles, fruit chutney and sauces 09. Jam, Jelly, marmalade and preserve 10. Canning of fruits and vegetables 11. Drying and dehydration 12. Low temperature preservation 13. Unfermented fruit beverages 14. Alcoholic beverages and vinegar 15. Enzymes, waste utilization and by products 16. Spoilage of fruits, vegetables and their products 17. Marketing and export of fresh and processed products 18. Planning of fruit and vegetable processing industry Section - III. Novel technologies: 19. Novel technologies in food preservation Section - IV. Objective questions: 20. Evaluate yourself.

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