SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition

Banana Ripening

Science and Technology

Authors: Thompson, Anthony Keith, Supapvanich, Suriyan, Sirison, Jiraporn

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  • Provides in-depth explanation of the physiological and chemical basis by which bananas ripen and the factors affecting ripening technologies including growing conditions and maturity at harvest
  • Analyzes the efficiency of various ripening technologies, such as those involving application of ethylene and acetylene and physical and non-chemical methods
  • Discusses the economic and health implications of ripening technologies used in both banana producing and importing countries
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The technology used to ripen bananas is affected by a wide range of factors, including the cultivar, growing conditions, harvesting method, and maturity at which the fruit are harvested and handled. Various post harvest treatments applied to fruit can also impact ripening. While many textbooks have been dedicated to Musa (bananas and plantains), none have focused exclusively on the ripening process.

The commercial ripening of bananas and the chemical changes that occur thereby are considered here in detail. In developed, temperate countries where bananas are imported, successful ripening technologies have evolved. Most bananas, however, are marketed locally in the country where they are grown, and often the ripening technologies used have economic and health implications. This brief offers an in-depth discussion of not only the implications of these technologies, but also of alternative ripening methods and their commercial applications. For an understanding of both the chemical basis by which bananas ripen and the technologies used to control the process, look no further than this essential text.


About the authors

Dr. Anthony Keith Thompson is a visiting professor in the Faculty of Agro-Industry at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology in Ladkrabang, Thailand. 
Dr. Suriyan Supapvanich is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Education at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology.

Dr. Jiraporn Sirison is a professor in the Faculty of Agro-Industry at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27738-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Banana Ripening
Book Subtitle
Science and Technology
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27739-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27739-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-27738-3
Series ISSN
2197-571X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 143
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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