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Postharvest Biology and Technology of Strawberry

  • Sadaf Parvez
  • Idrees Ahmed Wani
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Abstract

Strawberry is one of the most cultivated and consumed berry in the world. It is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. Strawberries are highly perishable, with a short postharvest life. Their short postharvest life is mainly due to their susceptibility towards mechanical injury, physiological deterioration, water loss, and microbial decay. Owing to higher perishability, the shelf life enhancement of strawberry fruit is crucial and demanding. Various techniques like controlled atmosphere storage, modified atmosphere packaging, gamma irradiation, coatings, chemical treatments, etc. have been used for the shelf life enhancement of strawberry fruit.

Keywords

Strawberry Ripening Maturity Controlled atmosphere Modified atmosphere packaging Irradiation 1-MCP Active packaging 

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  • Sadaf Parvez
    • 1
  • Idrees Ahmed Wani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science & TechnologyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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