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Postharvest Quality Assurance of Fruits

Practical Approaches for Developing Countries

Authors: Ahmad, Mohammad Shamsher, Siddiqui, Mohammed Wasim

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  • Covers the basic approaches of postharvest quality assurance of fruits at a practical level for developing areas
  • Addresses market preparation, storage and packaging standards for fresh fruits in the developing world
  • Provides an extensive look at quality assessment and maintenance methods for fresh fruits at the field level and discusses marketing strategies for improved quality fruits
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This book presents a comprehensive study of the handling of fresh fruits in the developing world from harvesting to the shelf. With annual losses ranging from 30-40% due to lack of knowledge on proper handling practices and value addition, this book's information on postharvest handling and quality testing is crucial for reducing these losses and improving the quality and safety of fresh fruits in these areas. With its added focus on marketing and organized retail aspects, Postharvest Quality Assurance of Fruits: Practical Approaches for Developing Countries covers the entire range of fruit handling, from transportation and packaging to quality assessment and commercial preparation.

In presenting a fully comprehensive outline of the factors affecting postharvest quality and marketability of fruits, this work lays the foundation for understanding the proper storage, transportation and packaging methods to prevent losses and increase quality. With its study of prevailing marketing systems, supply chains and retail methods, the book presents the complete picture for the postharvest handling of fruits in the developing world.

About the authors

Dr. Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology at Bihar Agricultural University in Sabour, India.
Mohammad Shamsher Ahmad is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology at Bihar Agricultural University.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21197-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21196-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36954-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postharvest Quality Assurance of Fruits
Book Subtitle
Practical Approaches for Developing Countries
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21197-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21197-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21196-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36954-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 265
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