Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables: Technologies and Mechanisms for Safety Control by Mohammed Wasim SiddiquiFresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables: Technologies and Mechanisms for Safety Control covers conventional and emerging technologies in one single source to help industry professionals maintain and enhance nutritional and sensorial quality of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables from a quality and safety perspective. The book provides available literature on different approaches used in fresh-cut processing to ensure safety and quality. It discusses techniques with the aim of preserving quality and safety in sometimes unpredictable environments. Sanitizers, antioxidants, texturizers, natural additives, fortificants, probiotics, edible coatings, active and intelligent packaging are all presented.
Both advantages and potential consequences are included to ensure microbial safety, shelf-life stability and preservation of organoleptic and nutritional quality. Industry researchers, professionals and students will all find this resource essential to understand the feasibility and operability of these techniques in modern-day processing to make informed choices.
Provides current information on microbial infection, quality preservation, and technology with in-depth discussions on safety mechanisms
Presents ways to avoid residue avoidance in packaging and preservation
Includes quality issues of microbial degradation and presents solutions for pre-harvest management
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Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables: Technologies and Mechanisms for Safety Control covers conventional and emerging technologies in one single source to help industry professionals maintain and enhance nutritional and sensorial quality of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables from a quality and safety perspective. The book provides available literature on different approaches used in fresh-cut processing to ensure safety and quality.
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
Technologies in Fresh-Cut Fruit and Vegetables
Minimally Processed Foods pp Cite as. Fresh-cut fruit and vegetables FCFV consumption has increased significantly in recent years. Because of the changes in consumer lifestyles, there is an increased demand of fresh-cut foods, which are nutritious, functional, safe, attractive, and ready-to-eat. The consumers perceive these products as the most appealing, considering their attributes, such as fresh-like appearance, taste, flavor, and convenience. However, FCFV products are very sensitive to spoilage and microbial contamination due to the processes used for its preparations e. These processes caused mechanical injury to the plant tissues and promoted biochemical changes, microbial degradation, and the consequence is the loss of quality. However, some alternatives are proposed in order to avoid biochemical problems due to mechanical injury e.
It provides a case study on fresh-cut processing in Thailand, and describes in detail, the fresh-cut processing of selected fruits and vegetables produced in.
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Convenient, portable, good for you and sweet: Fresh-cut fruits satisfy consumer demand for healthful snacks that can be eaten on the go. Fun is a key ingredient of success. Engaging shoppers with fruit kabobs, smoothie popsicles and healthy bowls are all ways to show consumers how to have fun with fruit. At San Bernardino, Calif. Markets, fresh-cut fruit is definitely dynamic, cool and relevant, with some locations featuring fresh-cut fruit service stations , where staff can be seen cutting colorful fruit for easy consumption.
By Afam I. Jideani, Tonna A. Anyasi, Godwin R. Mchau, Elohor O. Udoro and Oluwatoyin O. Fruits and vegetables are plant derived products which can be consumed in its raw form without undergoing processing or conversion. Fresh-cut fruits and vegetables FFV are products that have been cleaned, peeled, sliced, cubed or prepared for convenience or ready-to-eat consumption but remains in a living and respiring physiological condition.
We carry a wide range of wholesome fruits and vegetables, including organic and local produce. Stop in and shop with us, or give us a call. We prepare cut fruit and vegetable mixes every day to make enjoying fresh produce convenient for you. Pick up a package of pre-cut vegetables like peppers or squash, or a kit of mixed vegetables for soup, stew, or roasting. We carry these items and more, depending on the season:. We make fresh juices to order.