|Baldwin, Elizabeth - Liz|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/10/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: Mango fruit is considered one of the choicest fruits in the world. Grown in tropical regions, these fruit have an attractive color, good flavor and are very nutritious. This chapter reviews the ripening, storage and transport of these fruit after harvest. It also covers fruit composition (nutritional, color and flavor compounds) and the problems involved in storing and transporting these fruit to market areas.
Technical Abstract: This review covers the handling of mango fruit after harvest. Ripening physiology, and metabolism during storage are described as well as various treatments with coatings, irradiation, and growth regulators to prolong shelf life. Fruit composition is given including organic acids, sugars, cell wall components, flavor volatiles, phenolics and lipid compounds. Physiological disorders and postharvest pathology that occur during storage are also discussed.