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Fruit and Vegetable Storage

Hypobaric, Hyperbaric and Controlled Atmosphere

  • Anthony Keith┬áThompson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition book series (BRIEFSFOOD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 119-126

About this book

Introduction

This Brief reviews the effects of increasing and reducing atmospheric pressure on the postharvest life of fruit and vegetables. The text covers the common methods and technologies used and evaluates the history and benefits of hypobaric and hyperbaric storage. Both of these techniques have the potential to address quantitative and qualitative challenges in the postharvest sector of the fresh fruit and vegetables industry. Hypobaric and Hyperbaric Storage of Fruit and Vegetables reports on the effects of storage on over 45 types of fruit and vegetables, as well as on whole plants and cut flowers. As consumer demand for high quality product increases, proper postharvest storage will continue to gain in importance. The environmental conditions used in storage have a vital influence on the quality, safety and health benefits of fruit and vegetables.

Keywords

Fruit Storage Physiology Fruit Storage Technology Hyperbaric Storage Hypobaric Storage Vegetable Storage Physiology Vegetable Storage Technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Anthony Keith┬áThompson
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  1. 1.HuddersfieldUnited Kingdom

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