Quality Control in Fruit and Vegetable Processing

Methods and Strategies
Megh R. Goyal, Faizan Ahmad

ISBN: 9781774911181
Publisher/Imprint: AAP, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Pages: 408
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 1st
© Year: 2023
Publication date: March 2023



About the Book

Quality Control in Fruit and Vegetable Processing: Methods and Strategies illustrates the applications of various nonthermal technologies for improving the quality and safety of fruits and vegetables, such as microwave, ultrasound, gamma irradiation, pulsed light, and hurdle technology. The volume also looks at various strategies (osmotic dehydration, ultrasound- and ultrasound-assisted osmotic dehydration, nanoemulsions, and engineered nanomaterials) for the preservation of fresh produce. It emphasizes various nondestructive techniques that have been widely used for the quality assessment of fruits and vegetables during storage, including image analysis, x-ray tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nonmagnetic resonance imaging (NMR), color vision system, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and computerized tomography (CT). Applications of other nondestructive mechanical (such as electronic tongue and nose technology) and dynamic methods (acoustic) for food quality and safety evaluation have also been included. The book concludes with an overview of the potential use of fruit and vegetable waste as a viable feedstock for bioenergy and for the treatment of wastewater.

Key features:

  • Promotes the utilization of new and novel nonthermal technologies for the preservation of fruits and vegetables
  • Provide up-to-date information on the applications of nonthermal technologies for the quality and safety of fresh produce during storage
  • Highlights different preservation strategies for improving the quality of fresh produce
  • Explores the use of nondestructive quality assessment methods such as X-ray, MRI, NMR, etc.
  • Discusses the potential industrial use of fruit and vegetable waste as a viable feedstock for bioenergy and for the treatment of industrial wastewater

This volume will provide food for thought for those in the food industry on new methods and technology for effective quality control in fruit and vegetable processing.

Table of Contents


1. Quality and Safety of Fresh Produce during Storage: Hurdle Technology
Zahra H. Mohammad, Faizan Ahmad, and Salam A. Ibrahim

2. Microwave Technology: Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
Bisma Jan, Arshied Manzoor, Rafeeya Shams, and Quratuleain Hyder Rizvi

3. Role of Gamma Irradiation in the Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
Rafeeya Shams, Quratuleain Hyder Rizvi, Bisma Jan, and Arshied Manzoor

4. Scope of Novel Pulsed Light Technology: Safety and Shelf-Life of Minimally Processed Fruits and Vegetables
Junaid Ahmad Pandith, Satyam Bansal, Shiv Kumar Katiyar, Arshied Manzoor, Pir Mohammad Junaid, and Saghir Ahmad

5. Sanitizers for Decontamination of Fresh Produce: Alternative to Chlorine
Zahra H. Mohammad, Salam A. Ibrahim, and Faizan Ahmad

6. Preservation Strategies for Fruits and Vegetables: Past, Present, and Future Scope
Pir Mohammad Junaid, Faizan Ahmad, Ishfaq Hamid Dar, Aabid Hussain Bhat, Shaziya Manzoor, Junaid Ahmad Pandith, and Faisal Khan

7. Osmotic Dehydration Technology for Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
Arshied Manzoor, Bisma Jan, Quratuleain Hyder Rizvi, Pir Mohammad Junaid, Junaid Ahmad Pandith, Ishfaq Hamid Dar, Shayeeb Ahmad Bhat, and Saghir Ahmad

8. Scope of Ultrasound Technology for Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
Gazia Nasir, Sadaf Zaidi, and Faizan Ahmad

9. Scope of Nanoemulsions for Quality and Safety of Fruits and Vegetables: Nanotechnology and Essential Oils
Farah Naqash, Omeera Ayob, Sadaf Nazir, and B.N. Dar

10. Engineered Nanomaterials for Food Preservation and Packaging: Focus on Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Activities
Shaibi Saleem and Shams Tabrez Khan

11. Nondestructive Methods for Quality Assessment of Fruits and Vegetables during Storage
Mohit Sharma and Kirty Pant

12. Mechanical, Optical, and Acoustic Methods: Noninvasive Quality Assessment of Fruits and Vegetables
Tejaswi Boyapati, Payel Ghosh, and Sandeep Singh Rana

13. Fruit and Vegetable Waste: A Viable Feedstock for Bioenergy
Ogechukwu Bose Chukwuma, Mohd Rafatullah, Mohammad Faisal Umar, Husnul Azan Tajarudin, and Norli Ismail

14. Potential of Fruit and Vegetable Waste: Treatment of Wastewater
Asima Shafi, Faizan Ahmad, and Sadaf Zaidi


About the Authors/Editors

Megh R. Goyal, PhD

Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Senior Acquisitions Editor, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Science, Apple Academic Press, Inc.

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico and was proclaimed as the “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of over 52 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 100 books.

Faizan Ahmad, MTech
Assistant Professor, Department of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, India

Faizan Ahmad, MTech, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at Aligarh Muslim University, in Uttar Pradesh, India. He has more than seven years of teaching and research experience. His major area of research includes food preservation, extraction of bioactive compounds from agricultural waste, food processing, food engineering, etc. Presently he is working in food preservation using ultrasound as a pre-treatment, as well as in quality assessment of fruits and vegetables during storage and drying. Recently he designed a fully automatic vacuum dryer with a data recorder for effective and economic drying of fruits and vegetables, and the same has been published by the patent office of the Government of India. He has published more than 10 research papers in peer-reviewed international and national journals and more than seven book chapters with various publishers, such as Elsevier, Springer, CRC Press. etc. He has presented his work at several international and national conferences and has attended more than 35 seminars, conferences, workshops, short-term courses, and faculty development program. He has successfully guided five MTech students for their dissertation work and is presently supervising one more. He has also delivered lectures as a resource person at the Institute of Food Technology, Budelkhand University, Jhansi, India. He is a life member of the Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE). He received his BTech degree in Chemical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, and his MTech degree in Chemical Engineering (Process Modeling and Simulation) from Department of Chemical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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