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Case Studies in Novel Food Processing Technologies by F Feeherry, C Doona, K Kustin

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Irradiation of fresh fruits and vegetables: principles and considerations for further commercialization

X. Fan,     United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), USA

Abstract:

This chapter describes the current status on irradiation of fresh fruits and vegetables. Major applications of irradiation around the world include disinfestation of fresh fruits to eliminate pests and reduction of tuber crop losses by inhibiting sprouting. In recent years, a number of irradiated tropical fruits have been shipped and distributed in the United States (US) market, however, there is little application of irradiation for fresh vegetables in the US. Considerations and challenges for the commercialization of this technology ...

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