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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Evaluation and Maintenance of Flavor, Nutritional and Other Quality Attributes of Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce

Location: Food Quality Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Quality of Iceberg and Romaine lettuce treated by combinations of sanitizer, surfactant, and ultrasound - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salgado, S.P., Pearlstein, A.J., Luo, Y., Feng, H. 2014. Quality of Iceberg and Romaine lettuce treated by combinations of sanitizer, surfactant, and ultrasound. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 56:261-268.
Evaluation of current industry practices for maintaining tomato dump tank water quality during packinghouse operations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, B., Luo, Y., Turner, E.R., Yang, Y., Wang, Q., Schneider, K. 2014. Evaluation of current industry practices for maintaining tomato dump tank water quality during packinghouse operations. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.12200.
Temperature abuse timing affects the quality deterioration of commercially packaged ready-to-eat baby spinach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Park, E., Turner, E.R., Barczak, A., Jurick II, W.M. 2014. Temperature abuse timing affects the quality deterioration of commercially packaged ready-to-eat baby spinach. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 91:96-103.
Effect of light exposure on sensorial quality, concentrations of bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of radish microgreens during low temperature storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Z., Lester, G.E., Luo, Y., Xie, Z., Yu, L., Wang, Q. 2013. Effect of light exposure on sensorial quality, concentrations of bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of radish microgreens during low temperature storage. Journal of Food Chemistry. 151:472-479.
Summer (sub-arctic) versus winter (sub-tropical) production affects on spinach leaf bio-nutrients: Vitamins (C, E, Folate, K1, provitamin A), lutein, phenolics, and antioxidants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Makus, D.J., Hodges, D.M., Jifon, J. 2013. Summer (sub-arctic) versus winter (sub-tropical) production affects on spinach leaf bio-nutrients: Vitamins (C, E, Folate, K1, provitamin A), lutein, phenolics, and antioxidants. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:7019-7027.
Pre-harvest muskmelon fruit cracking: causes and potential remedies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fernández Trujillo, J.P., Lester, G.E., Dos-Santos, N., Martínez, J.A., Esteva, J., Jifon, J.L., Varó, P. 2013. Pre-harvest muskmelon fruit cracking: causes and potential remedies. HortTechnology. 23:266-275.
Effect of dynamic temperature storage in retail display case on the quality and microbiota of packaged fresh-cut leafy greens - (Abstract Only)
(12-Feb-13)
Extending shelf-life of broccoli microgreens via pre-harvest calcium application - (Abstract Only)
(12-Feb-13)
Extending shelf-life of ready-to-eat microgreens by optimizing dewatering procedure - (Abstract Only)
(12-Feb-13)
Shelf life and microbial profile of peeled onions - (Abstract Only)
(12-Feb-13)
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2013. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 51(1):73-78.
Assessment of vitamin and carotenoid concentrations of emerging food products: edible microgreens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiao, Z., Lester, G.E., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. 2012. Assessment of vitamin and carotenoid concentrations of emerging food products: edible microgreens. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(31):7644-7651.
Compariative analysis of strawberry total phenolics via fast blue BB vs. folin-ciocalteu: assay interference by ascorbic acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Lewers, K.S., Medina, M.B., Saftner, R.A. 2012. Compariative analysis of strawberry total phenolics via fast blue BB vs. folin-ciocalteu: assay interference by ascorbic acid. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 27:102-107.
Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens - (Abstract Only)
Kou, L., Luo, Y., Yang, T., Xiao, Z., Turner, E.R., Lester, G.E., Wang, Q. 2012. Postharvest biology, quality and shelf-life of buckwheat microgreens. [abstract]. BARC Poster Day.
Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of essential oil constituents encapsulated in zein nanoparticles prepared by liquid-liquid dispersion method - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, Y., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. 2012. Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of essential oil constituents encapsulated in zein nanoparticles prepared by liquid-liquid dispersion method. Journal of Food Science. 48:283-290.
Extending the shelf life of edible flowers with controlled release of 1-methylcyclopropene and modified atmosphere packaging - (Abstract Only)
Luo, Y., Kou, L., Turner, E.R. 2012. Extending the shelf life of edible flowers with controlled release of 1-methylcyclopropene and modified atmosphere packaging. [abstract].
Effect of cultural system and essential oil treatment on antioxidant capacity in raspberries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, P., Wang, S.Y., Gao, H., Chen, H., Zheng, Y., Wang, C.Y. 2012. Effect of cultural system and essential oil treatment on antioxidant capacity in raspberries. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 132:399-405.
Organically versus conventionally grown produce: Common production inputs, nutritional quality, and nitrogen delivery between the two systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lester, G.E., Saftner, R.A. 2011. Organically versus conventionally grown produce: Common production inputs, nutritional quality, and nitrogen delivery between the two systems. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59:10401-10406.
Carotene and novel apocarotenoid concentrations in orange-fleshed Cucumis melo melons: determinations of beta-carotene bioaccessability and bioavailability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fleshman, M.K., Lester, G.E., Riedl, K.M., Harrison, E.H., Kopec, R.C., S, N., Schwartz, S.J. 2011. Carotene and novel apocarotenoid concentrations in orange-fleshed Cucumis melo melons: determinations of beta-carotene bioaccessability and bioavailability. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59:4448-4454.
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