Dates: Postharvest Science, Processing Technology and Health Benefits
Aleid, Salah M.
By Muhammad Siddiq (Editor), Salah M. Aleid (Associate Editor), Adel A. Kader (Associate Editor) ISBN: 978-1-118-29237-2 November 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 326 Pages
By Muhammad Siddiq (Editor), Salah M. Aleid (Associate Editor), Adel A. Kader (Associate Editor) November 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 326 Pages
Dates are an important fruit, especially in many African, Middle-Eastern and Asian countries. In recent years this fruit has gained significant importance in terms of global commerce. During the period 1990–2009, global production of dates saw an increase of 219% and this trend is expected to continue as per FAO projections.
Some of the major challenges confronting date fruit production and commerce are issues related to postharvest handling technologies, use of appropriate processing and packaging technologies, food safety aspects and quality assurance.
Dates: Postharvest Science, Processing Technology and Health Benefits provides contemporary information that brings together current knowledge and practices in the value chain of dates, from production through to consumption.
The important book published by Wiley Blackwell features coverage from leading experts on innovative processing technologies, packaging, quality management and pest control for dates. It is the only book to address the science and technology of the postharvest production of dates, a commercially important and growing sector of the food industry.
Obituary: Professor Adel A. Kader ix
List of Contributors xi
1 Overview of Date Fruit Production, Postharvest handling, Processing, and Nutrition 1
Muhammad Siddiq and Ibrahim Greiby
2 Date Palm: Production 29
Abdullah A. Jaradat
3 Biology and Postharvest Physiology of Date Fruit 57
Maria Gloria Lobo, Elhadi M. Yahia, and Adel A. Kader
4 Insect Pests of Stored Dates and Their Management 81
Mahmoud Abo-El-Saad and Hamadttu El-Shafie
5 Harvesting and Postharvest Technology of Dates 105
Elhadi M. Yahia, Maria Gloria Lobo, and Adel A. Kader
6 Packaging Technologies for Dates and Date Products 137
Vanee Chonhenchob, Koushik Saha, Sher Paul Singh, and Muhammad Siddiq
7 Physical and Structural Characteristics of Dates 157
Mohammad Shafiur Rahman
8 Date Fruit Processing and Processed Products 171
Salah M. Aleid
9 Innovative Processing Technologies for Processing Dates 203
Salah M. Aleid
10 Value-added Utilization of Dates By-products 233
Huthail Najib and Yousef M. Al-Yousef
11 Date Fruit Composition and Nutrition 261
Jasim Ahmed, Fahad M. Al-Jasass, and Muhammad Siddiq
12 Bioactive Compounds, Nutritional and Functional Properties of Date Fruit 285
Praveen K. Vayalil