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Handbook of Postharvest Technology: Cereals, Fruits, Vegetables, Tea, and Spices

Handbook / Manual

Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 93

Edited By: Amalendu Chakraverty, Arun S Mujumdar, GSV Raghavan and HS Ramaswamy

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #135087 | ISBN: 0824705149
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Handbook of Postharvest Technology presents methods in the manufacture and supply of grains, fruits, vegetables and spices. It details the physiology, structure, composition and characteristics of grains and crops, as well as cooling and preservation techniques to maintain quality and decrease spoilage and withering of agricultural products.


Properties, grades, harvesting and threshing: structure and composition; physical and thermal properties; grading. Drying: grain drying - fundamentals; grain drying systems; commercial grain drier. Storage and handling: grain storage - perspectivesand problems; structural considerations - warehouse and silo; controlled/modified atmosphere storage. Milling: wheat milling; milling of corn, oat and barley; rice milling and processing. Postharvest technology of fruits and vegetables: postharvestphysiology; maturity and quality grades; cooling and storage. Pastharvest technology of coffee, tea and cocoa: coffee; tea; cocoa. Miscellaneous: conversion and utilization of biomass; utilization of by-products from fruits and vegetables; control systemsin agricultural applications.

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