Pineapple is the third most important tropical fruit in the world, with production occurring throughout the tropics. The demand for low acid fresh pineapples and its processed products is one of the fastest growing markets, especially in Europe and North America.
This book provides an in depth and contemporary coverage of knowledge and practices in the value chain of this popular fruit, from production through to consumption. The chapters explore all the most recent developments in areas such as breeding, novel processing technologies, postharvest physiology and storage, packaging, nutritional quality and safety aspects. An outstanding team of authors from across the globe have contributed to make this the definitive pineapple handbook.
Handbook of Pineapple Technology: Production, Postharvest Science, Processing and Nutrition is the ultimate guide for scientists in the food industries specializing in fruit processing, packaging and manufacturing. It is also a useful resource for educators and students of food technology and food sciences as well as research centers and regulatory agencies around the world.
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About the Author
Dr Maria Gloria Lobo, Tenured Scientist, Tropical Fruits Department, Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias, Canary Islands, SpainDr Robert E. Paull, Professor and Researcher, Department of Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
Table of Contents
List of contributors, vi
1 Overview of pineapple production, postharvest physiology, processing and nutrition 1 María Gloria Lobo and Muhammad Siddiq
2 Pineapple breeding and production practices 16 Robert E. Paull, Duane P. Bartholomew and Ching‐Cheng Chen
3 Biology and postharvest physiology of pineapple 39 María Gloria Lobo and Elhadi Yahia
4 Pests, diseases and weeds 62 Brent Sipes and Koon‐Hui Wang
5 Pineapple harvesting and postharvest handling 89 Robert E. Paull, Nancy Jung Chen and Parson Saradhuldhat
6 Packaging technologies for pineapple and pineapple products 108 Vanee Chonhenchob, Daisy Tanafranca and S. Paul Singh
7 Canned, frozen and dried pineapple 126 Lee‐Fong Siow and Kar‐Hing Lee
8 Pineapple juice and concentrates 140 Lucia Maria Jaeger de Carvalho, Gloria Panadés Ambrosio, María Gabriela Bello Koblitz, Flavio de Souza Neves Cardoso and José Luiz Viana de Carvalho
9 Fresh‐cut pineapple 153 Marta Montero‐Calderón and Olga Martín‐Belloso
10 Innovative processing technologies for pineapple processing 175 Jasim Ahmed and Muhammad Siddiq
11 Value added processing and utilization of pineapple by‐products 196 Eva Dorta and Dalbir S. Sogi
12 Pineapple composition and nutrition 221 Begoña de Ancos, Concepción Sánchez‐Moreno and Gustavo Adolfo González‐Aguilar
13 Functional properties of pineapple 240 Gustavo Rubén Valderrain‐Rodríguez, Begoña de Ancos, Concepción Sánchez‐Moreno and Gustavo Adolfo González‐Aguilar
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