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Postharvest Management and Processing Technology: Cereals Pulses Oilseeds Fruits and Vegetables

U.D. Chavan (Author) V D Pawar (Author)

The postharvest management and processing technology of cereals pulses oilseeds fruits and vegetables are under development. The postharvest losses of cereals, pulses, oilseeds are 10-20 per cent but the losses of fruits and vegetables in India vary from 20-30 per cent of the production. If these losses are controlled by using postharvest management and processing technology the supplies of fresh fruits and vegetables will be increased to the extent of their existing losses. This will help to increase the per capita availability of fruits and vegetables.

One object of this book is to organize the scatted information and to deal with the recent development of postharvest management and processing technologies such as processes, operations, designs other aspects such as drying, parboiling, milling, by products utilization and innovative product development from agricultural raw material.

The processing technology that increases the functionality without changing their fresh like properties has significant role in modern processing industry. This book addresses factors that are involved in maintaining the quality of cereals, pulses, oilseeds fruits and vegetables after harvest.

This book incorporates information on postharvest management, principles involved in preparation of various products as well as methodology involved in home scale as well as industrial processing of cereals, pulses oilseeds fruits and vegetables. General terminologies used in the food science and technology are also included in this book. This book has been mainly designed to serve as a text and reference book for the students in the field of Food Science and Technology. Postharvest technology, horticulture, nutrition and professionals in food industries.

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About the authors

U.D. Chavan

Dr. U. D. Chavan received his Ph.D. degree in Food Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s Canada in 1999. He as done International training on “Global Nutrition 2002” at Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden in 2002. He also attended follow-up International workshop on “Global Nutrition 2002” at Hanoi, Vietnam in 2002. Dr. Chavan visited Denmark, Finland, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Vietnam, Thailand, England, and U.S.A. under “Global Nutrition 2002” Programme sponsored by Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). During this programme he worked on human nutritional diet and disorders as well as on genetically modified organisms (GMO). He has published more than 108 research papers and 70 popular articles in various fourmals of national and international repute. He has authored eighteen books in Marathi, three books in English and eight book chapters in English. He has been awarded “Literary Award” for his best book on “Growth Regular” on agriculture during 1997. Dr. Chavan was selected as a best group leader and best presentation for “Global Nutrition 2002” by SIDA. He has been awarded “Life Time Achievement Award 2004” for his outstanding contribution in post-harvest technology of fruits and vegetables and allied fields by United Writers’ Association of India.

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V D Pawar

Dr. V.D. Pawar is Principal, Rajiv Gandhi College of Food Technology, Marathwada Agriculture University, Parbhani (MS).

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Bibliographic information

Title Postharvest Management and Processing Technology: Cereals Pulses Oilseeds Fruits and Vegetables
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.07.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788170357872
length xvi+409p., 24 Colour Plates; Figures; Tables; 25cm.