Freshness and Shelf Life of Foods

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $15.83
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $15.83   
  • New (4) from $90.43   
  • Used (6) from $15.83   


Freshness and Shelf Life of Foods focuses on the science and technology of preserving food freshness. This book discusses flavor, texture, and characterization methods to improve the freshness or shelf life of a product.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841238015
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series , #836
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Shelf Life of Foods: An Overview 2
2 The Concept of Food Freshness: Uncovering Its Meaning and Importance to Consumers 22
3 Flavor Issues in Maintaining Freshness 42
4 Biochemical Changes Associated with Fresh-Cut Fruit Processing and Storage 52
5 Changes in Key Aroma Compounds during Natural Beer Aging 70
6 SPME-GC/MS Testing for Monitoring Off-Flavors in Processed Milk: Application of Odor Wheel Plots 80
7 Relating Analytical and Sensory Data To Predict Flavor Quality in Dairy Products 95
8 Aroma Characterization of Fresh and Stored Nonfat Dry Milk 108
9 Biochemical Manipulation of Flavor in Tomato Fruit 124
10 Effect of Pre- and Post-Harvest Treatments on Fresh Tomato Quality 132
11 Aroma of Fresh Field Tomatoes 144
12 Characterization of Aroma Compounds in Fresh and Processed Mandarin Oranges 162
13 Relating Sensory and Instrumental Data To Conduct an Accelerated Shelf-Life Testing of Whey-Protein-Coated Peanuts 175
14 Lipid Oxidation in Muscle Foods 188
15 Oxidative Stability of Edible Oils as Affected by Their Fatty Acid Composition and Minor Constituents 201
16 Food Polymer Science Approach to Studies on Freshness and Shelf Life of Foods 214
17 Rehydration of Crispy Cereal Products: A Tentative Explanation of Texture Changes 223
18 Staling of Bread: How To Counteract the Textural Changes and Improve the Flavor Aspects of Bread during Storage 235
19 Rheological Methods for Assessment of Food Freshness and Stability 248
20 Argon Packaging and Processing Preserves and Enhances Flavor, Freshness, and Shelf Life of Foods 270
21 Processing Technologies To Enhance Fresh Flavor of Citrus Juice 292
Author Index 305
Subject Index 306
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)