Released on 2013-12-09Categories Technology & Engineering

Tomato Production, Processing and Technology

Tomato Production, Processing and Technology

Author: WA Gould

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781845696146

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 550

View: 333

A complete guide to the tomato industry, including over 50 full colour photos on tomato diseases and other vital elements. It is a book needed by all tomato and tomato products packers, growers and anyone involved or interested in packing, processing and production of tomatoes and tomato products.
Released on 2012-05-02Categories Technology & Engineering

Organic Fertilisation, Soil Quality and Human Health

Organic Fertilisation, Soil Quality and Human Health

Author: Eric Lichtfouse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400741133

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 354

View: 938

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for our children. This discipline addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, starvation, obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. Novel solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, philosophy and social sciences. As actual society issues are now intertwined, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series analyzes current agricultural issues and proposes alternative solutions, consequently helping all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians wishing to build safe agriculture, energy and food systems for future generations.
Released on 2018-02-14Categories Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing

Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing

Author: Muhammad Siddiq

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119098959

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1104

View: 359

Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing, Second Edition is the most comprehensive guide on vegetable technology for processors, producers, and users of vegetables in food manufacturing.This complete handbook contains 42 chapters across two volumes, contributed by field experts from across the world. It provides contemporary information that brings together current knowledge and practices in the value-chain of vegetables from production through consumption. The book is unique in the sense that it includes coverage of production and postharvest technologies, innovative processing technologies, packaging, and quality management. Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing, Second Edition covers recent developments in the areas of vegetable breeding and production, postharvest physiology and storage, packaging and shelf life extension, and traditional and novel processing technologies (high-pressure processing, pulse-electric field, membrane separation, and ohmic heating). It also offers in-depth coverage of processing, packaging, and the nutritional quality of vegetables as well as information on a broader spectrum of vegetable production and processing science and technology. Coverage includes biology and classification, physiology, biochemistry, flavor and sensory properties, microbial safety and HACCP principles, nutrient and bioactive properties In-depth descriptions of key processes including, minimal processing, freezing, pasteurization and aseptic processing, fermentation, drying, packaging, and application of new technologies Entire chapters devoted to important aspects of over 20 major commercial vegetables including avocado, table olives, and textured vegetable proteins This important book will appeal to anyone studying or involved in food technology, food science, food packaging, applied nutrition, biosystems and agricultural engineering, biotechnology, horticulture, food biochemistry, plant biology, and postharvest physiology.
Released on 2021-05-31Categories Technology & Engineering

Quality and Preservation of Vegetables

Quality and Preservation of Vegetables

Author: Michael Eskin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000446326

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 591

This comprehensive work discusses those factors which contribute to the overall quality of the major vegetables grown in North America for the fresh market as well as methods for storing and preserving these crops. The qualities which determine the suitability of a crop for processing is also discussed since the majority of vegetables, with the exception of lettuce and celery, are processed for the retail market. The selection of vegetables is based on their economic importance although several others are included for completion.
Released on 2014-11-14Categories Science

Evaluation of Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

Evaluation of Quality of Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Harold E. Pattee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781461325499

Category: Science

Page: 428

View: 918

Acceptance or rejection of any edible commodity, whether it is raw or processed, is usually conditioned by sensory stimuli. The impact of these stimuli on the decision-making proce·ss is broadly termed sensory evaluation. Advances in sensory evaluation research have been slow in the past because of the human factor-the necessity to use highly trained sensory panels to conduct this research. High technology in strumentation and new understandings of sensory evaluations are now combining to make possible quantum jumps forward in sensory eval uation research. It is widely recognized that the sensory aspects of fruits and vegeta bles are affected by many factors, among them environment, variety, cultural practices, and handling practices. However, if one attempts to find a general reference or compilation of findings regarding this sub ject area there seems to be few, if any, available. A survey of the literature does suggest that in the past few years research into specific factors which influence the sensory aspects of fruits and vegetables has increased significantly. This increased interest in sensory research and the renewed national awareness of the value of research into pre and postharvest quality of fruits and vegetables prompted the Flavor Subdivision, Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society to sponsor a symposium entitled "Sensory Evalua tion of Fruits and Vegetables: Effect of Environment, Cultural Prac tices and Variety" during the 1982 meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.
Released on 2018-05-04Categories Science

Plant Vitamins

Plant Vitamins

Author: A. Mozafar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351084253

Category: Science

Page: 422

View: 379

This unique book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date collection of information on the genetic factors, agronomic production methods, and environmental factors that impact the content of vitamins in plants. The effect of various biotic and abiotic stress factors is discussed, and the possible role of some vitamins in plant tolerance to stress factors is also investigated. The book features eye-opening data on vast vitamin variations among farmer-cultivated plants, as well as an extensive comparison between foods grown organically and those grown by conventional methods. With increasing evidence supporting the role of some vitamins in reducing risks of various forms of human cancer, this book provides timely information for researchers, teachers, and students in agronomy, horticulture, plant physiology, food sciences, and human nutrition.
Released on 2014-07-22Categories Science

Safety Assessment of Genetically Engineered Fruits and Vegetables

Safety Assessment of Genetically Engineered Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Keith Redenbaugh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498710626

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 937

Use of genetically engineered plants for food production has raised many questions about food safety. Scientists, environmentalists, and government regulators have debated safety issues since the advent of genetic engineering. Recently, Calgene, Inc. became the first company to go to the FDA to request its evaluation of what will likely be the firs
Released on 2007-10-31Categories Technology & Engineering

Case Studies in Food Microbiology for Food Safety and Quality

Case Studies in Food Microbiology for Food Safety and Quality

Author: Rosa K Pawsey

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781847550330

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

View: 369

This unique book covers the key issues relating to the control and management of the most commonly occurring food borne bacteria which compromise the safety and quality of food. The 21 case studies, drawn from a wide range of sources, present real life situations in which the management of food borne pathogens failed or was at risk of failure. Each chapter contains a case study which is supported by relevant background information (such as diagrams, tables of data, etc), study questions and a subsequent feedback commentary, all of which encourage the reader to apply their knowledge. With reference to specific organisms such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes and so on, the chapters move the reader progressively from strategies for control of food borne organisms, techniques for their control, appreciating risk, through sampling criteria and acceptance, to managing risk. With the provision of real-life problems to explore, along with the opportunity to propose and justify approaches to managing food safety, this book will be welcomed as a new approach to learning not only by students and their teachers, but also by food professionals in policy-making and enforcement and the many within the food industry who are involved with the management of food safety.
Released on 2012-12-06Categories Science

Genetic Improvement of Tomato

Genetic Improvement of Tomato

Author: G. Kalloo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642842757

Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 794

The esculent Lycopersicon esculentum, long thought to be poisonous, has become a major U. S. food crop and source of vitamins and minerals, thanks largely to genetic modification and new production technology Rick (1978) Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. ) is one of the most important solana ceous vegetable crops grown worldwide under outdoor and indoor conditions. It has become an important commercial crop so far as the area, production, industrial values and its contribution to human nutrition is concerned. During the past few decades tremendous developments have contributed to the knowledge and understanding of various areas of genetics, breeding and biotechnology and voluminous literature has been generated. The purpose of preparing this monograph is to give a comprehensive up-to-date treatment to the various aspects of genetic improvement of tomato. The emphasis has been placed on cytology, classical and molecular genetics, reproductive biology, germplasm resources, hybrid seed production, use of wild taxa, selection/ breeding methods, breeding for abiotic and biotic stresses, processing and quality breeding, improvement for mechanical harvesting, and biotechnology: tissue culture, protoplast fusion, and genetic transformation. These topics are presented in 22 different chapters. However, a few aspects have been discussed in more than one chapter. For example, seed production is treated in chapters 1, 4 and 8; molecular biology/genetic engineering in chapters 3 and 22 and heterosis in chapters 8 and 16.
Released on 2010-11-19Categories Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing

Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing

Author: Nirmal Sinha

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470958448

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 776

View: 419

Vegetables are an important article of commerce both in developed and developing economies. Many studies point to importance of vegetables in our diet. Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing serves as a reference handbook on vegetables and vegetable processing containing the latest developments and advances in this fast growing field. The book can be considered as a companion to Y. H. Hui’s popular Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing (2006). Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing is contemporary in scope, with in-depth coverage of new interdisciplinary developments and practices in the field of vegetables emphasizing processing, preservation, packaging, and nutrition and food safety. Coverage includes chapters on the biology, horticultural biochemistry, microbiology, nutrient and bioactive properties of vegetables and their significant commercialization by the food industry worldwide. Full chapters are devoted to major vegetables describing aspects ranging from chemistry to processing and preservation. World-renowned editors and authors have contributed to this essential handbook on vegetables and their production, technology, storage, processing, packaging, safety and commercial product development. Special Features: Coverage includes biology and classification, physiology, biochemistry, flavor and sensory properties, microbial safety and HACCP principles, nutrient and bioactive properties In-depth descriptions of key processes including, minimal processing, freezing, pasteurization and aseptic processing, fermentation, drying, packaging, and application of new technologies Entire chapters devoted to important aspects of over 20 major commercial vegetables including avocado, table olives and textured vegetable proteins Unparalleled expertise on important topics from more than 50 respected authors
Released on 2010-06-29Categories Technology & Engineering

Hyperspectral Imaging for Food Quality Analysis and Control

Hyperspectral Imaging for Food Quality Analysis and Control

Author: Da-Wen Sun

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080886280

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 866

Based on the integration of computer vision and spectrscopy techniques, hyperspectral imaging is a novel technology for obtaining both spatial and spectral information on a product. Used for nearly 20 years in the aerospace and military industries, more recently hyperspectral imaging has emerged and matured into one of the most powerful and rapidly growing methods of non-destructive food quality analysis and control. Hyperspectral Imaging for Food Quality Analysis and Control provides the core information about how this proven science can be practically applied for food quality assessment, including information on the equipment available and selection of the most appropriate of those instruments. Additionally, real-world food-industry-based examples are included, giving the reader important insights into the actual application of the science in evaluating food products. Presentation of principles and instruments provides core understanding of how this science performs, as well as guideline on selecting the most appropriate equipment for implementation Includes real-world, practical application to demonstrate the viability and challenges of working with this technology Provides necessary information for making correct determination on use of hyperspectral imaging