CONTENTS:- 1. Soybean Food Potential and Technology for its Utilisation in India. 2. Postharvest Management and Value-Addition: Prospects and Opportunities. 3. Potato Processing. 4. Postharvest management. 5. Prospects of Postharvest technology and Value Addition in Pulses. 6. Enhancing Food and Nutritional Security through Postharvest Management and Value Addition in the Present Era of Globalization. 7. Drying technology. 8. Storage of Food Grains. 9. Pre-Cooling of Horticultural Produce. 10. Process Optimization of cereal-Banana based ready to Eat Extruded Snack Food. 11. Packages for export of Horticultural Produce. 12. Machinery for Raw-mango Processing and Expert of Mango. 13. Priorities for Postharvest Management of Agriculture and Allied Sectors in North-Eastern region. 14. Nutri-Cereals: Value -addition of Coarse Cereals and Millets. 15. Postharvest handling and Management of Horticultural Crops in North-eastern region.
The book deals with the latest developments in postharvest operations in agriculture, horticulture and vegetable crops. It includes 15 chapters on different topics contributed by the experts in their fields of specializations. The projects and opportunities in post-harvest management and value-addition have been discussed taking into consideration the present global scenario. Drying being a very important post-harvest operation, has been explained in a separate chapter. Storage structures need special care for maintaining the quality of the produce for merchandising in off-season, thus have also been included in this book for the readers. Potato among vegetables and mango among fruits being significant crops, their processing and packaging, respectively, have been keyed out for the entrepreneurs. To highlight the urgent need of value addition in the present times, the separate chapter on value-addition of cereals and soybean has been included. Since horticultural and enzymatic changes deteriorate the quality of the produce, pre-cooling techniques have been elaborated: This book with the above details would be a reference tool for the above details would be a reference tool for the researchers, planners and teaches who are engaged n the field of Postharvest technology.