Controlled And Modified Atmospheres For Fresh And Fresh-cut Produce by Maria Isabel GilControlled And Modified Atmospheres For Fresh And Fresh-cut Produce by Maria Isabel Gil

Controlled And Modified Atmospheres For Fresh And Fresh-cut Produce

byMaria Isabel GilEditorRandolph M. Beaudry

Hardcover | April 1, 2019

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Controlled and Modified Atmosphere for Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produceis the ultimate reference book of CA/MA recommendations for selected commodities. It includes the basic knowledge of physiology and technologies to the current application of recommended CA/MAP conditions for fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. For each commodity, a summary with the requirements and recommendations will be presented.

The book is divided into 3 parts, each one focusing on different aspects of CA/MA. Part 1 will include fundamental topics related to the physiological and quality effects of CA and MAP for fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. Part 2 will include the optimal CA/MAP conditions and recommendations for selected fresh fruits and vegetables. Part 3 encloses the optimal conditions for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.



  • Provides guidelines and recommendations of CA/MAP for the fresh produce industry
  • Illustrates the benefits and defects caused by CA/MA in full color
  • Brings more than 54 fruits and vegetables and their respective summary with the requirements and recommendations of CA/MA conditions
  • Includes the optimal CA/MAP conditions and recommendations for selected fresh fruits and vegetables
Mª Isabel Gil has a Pharmacy degree and a PhD in Biology. She is a senior researcher at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) in the Food Science & Technology Department at CEBAS-CSIC institute in Murcia, Spain.Her current research activities are related to Quality and Safety of Fresh-cut Vegetables from preharvest to postharvest advance...
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Title:Controlled And Modified Atmospheres For Fresh And Fresh-cut ProduceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 2019Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012804599X

ISBN - 13:9780128045992

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Basic principles of CA/MA and Future trends 1.1 Biological bases. Beneficial and detrimental effects 1.2 A case study on the impact of genotype on CA/MAP requirements 1.3 A case study on the impact of maturity stage on CA/MAP requirements 1.4 Insect control 1.5 Packaging design: functions and materials 1.6 Innovations in packaging technologies 1.7 'Success stories' for MAP 1.8 The limits of utility of MAP

Part 2 CA/MAP recommendations for fresh produce 2.1 Pome fruits: Apples and Pears 2.2 Stone fruits: Peach, Nectarines and Plum Apricots, Sweet cherry 2.3 Small fruits: Table grapes, Strawberries and other berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries). Kiwifruit 2.4 Tropical fruits: Banana, Papayas, Mangoes, Pineapples 2.5 Subtropical fruits: Avocado, Cherimoya, Date, Persimmon, Figs, Kiwifruit, Pomegranate, Lychee 2.6 Fruit vegetables: Melons, Tomatoes 2.7 Vegetables: Broccoli, Lettuce, Cabbage, Leek, Spinach 2.8 Roots, tubers and bulbs: Carrots, Potatoes, Onions, Radish 2.9 Fresh herbs

Part 3 MA recommendations for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables 3.1 Fresh-cut fruits 3.2 Fresh-cut leafy vegetables: Lettuce, cabbage, spinach, chard, kale, endive, escarole and baby leaves 3.3 Fresh-cut flowers and stems: broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes, asparagus 3.4 Recommendations for Fresh-cut roots, tubers and bulbs: carrot, radish, potatoes, onion, garlic