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Minimally Processed Refrigerated Fruits & Vegetables

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This is the first volume to provide complete coverage of minimally processed refrigerated (MPR) fruits and vegetables, from post-harvest handling to packaging technologies.  Designed as a practical reference, it contains the latest basic and applied information on the handling, processing and packaging of these increasingly important food products.

Expert contributors describe in detail a wide variety of preservation methods for MPR fruits and vegetables, such as modified atmosphere packaging, as well as microbial hazards and other safety considerations.  Consumer perspectives and regulatory issues are also discussed.  Researchers, professionals, and students in food science, technology, processing, and production will benefit from this up-to-date and thorough review of MPR fruits and vegetables.

Contents:  Preface, Contributors List

Introduction, Initial preparation, handling & distribution, Preservation methods, Packaging, Some biological & physical principles underlying modified atmosphere packaging, Biological & biochemical changes, Microbial spoilage & pathogens, Nutritional quality of fruits & vegetables subject to minimal processes, Regulatory issues

Appendix, Index.  

Robert C. Wiley, 1994, 368 p, illustrated.  (List: $229.00)  $117.00

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