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3d_-_Quality_Parameters_of_Fresh-cut_Fruit_and_Vegetable_Products

3d_-_Quality_Parameters_of_Fresh-cut_Fruit_and_Vegetable_Products

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an : Lanihan..,, O. (lAi\&) . 2oo2 . 6cth-c.,.b $.vitr on l va1et.\\cs ' 56jcnce, *eshr.olotrY r anl rslrl'1't- CRg ?r.t' lan, FL ) aualitY Parameters ^L of Fresh-cut Fruit and Vegetable Products Adel A. Kader CONTENTS Quality Parameters ......... ""12 Appearance (Visual) Quality Factors -------- """"'12 Textural (Feel) Quality Factors """"" 13 Flavor (Eating) Quality Factors- "" 13 Nutritional Quality Factors-------- """""""' 13 Preharvest Factors Influencing Quality """""" 14 Genotypes and Rootstocks --------- "'-""""" 14 Climatic Factors """"" 14 Cultural Practices ........... - """"-' 14 Maturity and Ripening .... """""""' 15 Maturity """"' 15 Ripening ........... """""' 16 Postharvest Factors Influencing Quality """"-' 16 physical Damage During Harvesting and Handling ........ - 16 Temperature and Relative Humidity Management """""11 Supplemental Treatments Applied to the Commodity ---..17 Supplemental Treatments Involving Manipulation of the Environment ...... -- """"""' 17 Flavor vs. Appearance Life of Fresh-cut Fruit Products ----.--..- ""' l8 Quality Assurance Programs ...-. """"'" 18 References .... .'"' 19 Quality of fresh-cut fruit and vegetable products is a combination of attributes, prop erties, or characteristics thatdetermine their value to the consumer Quality parameters includeappearance, texture, flavor, and nutritive value. The relativeimportance of each quality p*u*.ter depends upon the commodity or the product and whetherit is eaten fresh (with or without flavor modifiers, such as dressings and dips) or cooked- Con- sumers judge quality of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables on the basis of appearance and l -5E7 I G03G7/02$0.0O+$ | .5O e 2m2 by CRC hess LLC 1 l Section 3d
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12 Fresh-cutFruits and Vegetables: Science, Technology, and Market freshness ("best if used by" date) at the time of purchase. However, subsequent pur- chases depend upon the consumer's satisfaction in terms of texrural and flavor (eating) quatiry of the product. Consumers are also interested in the nutritional quality and safety of fresh-cut products. Quality of the intact fruit or vegetable depends upon the cultivar, preharvest cultural practices and climatic conditions, maturiry at harvest, and harvesting method. Handling procedures, conditions, and time between harvest and preparation asa fresh-cut product also have major impacts on quality of intact fruits andvegetables and,consequently, quality of the fresh-cut products- Additional factors that influence quality of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables include method of preparation (sharpness of the cutting tools, size and surface area of the cut pieces, washing, and removal of surface moisture) and subsequent handling conditions (packaging, speed of cooling, maintaining opti- mum ranges of temperature and relativehumidity,expedited marketing, and proper sanitation procedures). An effective quality assurance program must take into con- sideration all the factors that affectquality of the intact fruits or vegetables and their fresh-cut products. QUALITY PARAMETERS ApprnnnNcr (Vrsunt) Quallw Fncrons These may include size, shape, color, gloss, and freedom from defects and decay.
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