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Losses in fresh fruits and vegetables and their remedial measures

Dalal, V. B. (1988) Losses in fresh fruits and vegetables and their remedial measures. Indian Food Industry, 7 (3). pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

Pre- and postharvest losses in vegetables and fruit grown in India, and efforts aimed at reducing these losses, are overviewed. A major step towards minimizing waste is suggested, i.e. introduction of an integrated refrigerated transport system (cold chain). In combination with measures to ensure correct cultivation, harvesting, preparation, packing and storage practices, this should greatly reduce the very costly losses presently incurred, thus stimulating market confidence and, probably, increasing employment in this industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SPOILAGE-; fruits, loss reduction of, India; vegetables, loss reduction of, India; ECONOMICS-; FRUITS-; loss reduction of fruits, India; VEGETABLES-; loss reduction of vegetables, India; INDIA-; fruits, loss reduction of; vegetables, loss reduction of
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2008 06:18
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 07:18
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/1972

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