Horticultural produce plays a significant role in human nutrition by supplying vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre and anti-oxidants to the diet. The quality and safety of underutilized fruit produce reaching the consumer depends upon pre-harvest factors as well as proper post-harvest management practices throughout the food chain. This book reviews the factors which contribute to quality and safety during processing through easy steps of product preparation. Specific examples are given to illustrate the economic implications of investment in and applying proper post-harvest technologies.
This book has been planned keeping in view the challenges faced during processing and as per the syllabus approved by ICAR for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Besides dealing with the processed products and processing type of underutilized fruits, this book contains a model question bank and suitable illustration with photographs. In addition to the students completing their undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the book will be great help to the Agriculturist, Horticulturist, Food scientist, as well as researchers and other stakeholders including industrialists.