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Fruit quality and conservation. The four key points and the technologies used

Joas J.. 2012. Fruitrop (English ed.) (203) : p. 60-66.

The conservation of fruits and horticultural produce in general is aimed at ensuring capability for transfer in space and time as produce is shipped from one place to another and because in addition to the shipping time required, the issue of conservation also involves the staggering of release on the market and the management of distribution. Conservation is based on metabolic regulation. Slowing cell metabolism slows senescence and the lifetime increases. Although it is easy to say, application is more complex than would appear. A succinct reminder of the main characteristics of technologies used during the postharvest stage, together with the potential of each species or variety, is provided here. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : stockage en atmosphère contrôlée; stockage au froid; micro-organisme; Éthylène; physiologie végétale; préservation; qualité; avocat

Thématique : Manutention transport stockage et conservation des produits d'origine végétale; Physiologie végétale : croissance et développement; Traitement et conservation des produits alimentaires

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