BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Ethylene measurement and postharvest pepper storage quality

    Ethylene measurement and postharvest pepper storage quality

    Peppers, a popular vegetable, are rich in phytochemicals with antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Peppers are also a source of red pigment capsicum, a high-quality food and textile dye. To serve their purpose, peppers need suitable postharvest treatment, storage, and packaging to maintain their quality. Read more

  • Reducing food waste with NIR spectroscopy

    Reducing food waste with NIR spectroscopy

    One way of increasing global food security is by reducing food loss throughout the supply chain. According to new estimates, about forty percent of food goes to waste, of which 50% is lost on farms. While consumers have some part to play in tackling food waste, farm and retail food loss must collectively be addressed by the food production industry. Accurate quality control and monitoring is an approach that has been proven effective. Here, we discuss some ways that precision gas analysis and NIR spectroscopy instrumentation can be used throughout the food supply chain to lower the rate of… Read more

  • What Active Packaging is and why it's important

    What Active Packaging is and why it's important

    The way food is purchased and consumed has undergone enormous changes in the last few decades. Consumers demand food that is minimally processed and nutritious with no chemical additives. At both the national and international levels, stringent controls on food are in place to protect consumers' health. Also, changing retail and distribution methods are making older packaging systems inadequate. Newer technologies better suited for the current, rigorous market needs are developing, and active packaging is one of them. Read more

  • Felix Instruments to Unveil New Technology at Fruit Logistica 2022

    Felix Instruments to Unveil New Technology at Fruit Logistica 2022

    Experts from FELIX INSTRUMENTS will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate a complete range of NIR and gas analysis devices at the global event, which is expected to draw tens of thousands of attendees and industry leaders. In addition, Felix Instruments is offering exclusive one-on-one meetings for discussions on how their instrumentation can be used. Read more

  • NIR spectroscopy to assess edible fruit coatings and maturity on kiwifruit

    NIR spectroscopy to assess edible fruit coatings and maturity on kiwifruit

    Growers and suppliers need a non-destructive method of measuring quality parameters, as these must be measured repeatedly, both before harvest and through storage. A recent set of experiments on kiwifruit tested the edible fruit coating Ca-chitosan, and whether near-infrared spectroscopy is a viable means of determining maturity, harvest time, ripening, and storability. Find out what the scientists recommend in this study of "baby kiwifruit" Read more

  • Creating a predictive apple quality model with NIR spectroscopy

    Creating a predictive apple quality model with NIR spectroscopy

    The two most often-used fruit quality parameters are soluble solid content (SSC) and dry matter (DM). Unfortunately, conventional measurements are destructive, laborious, and time-consuming. So, near-infrared spectroscopy tools, which can take non-destructive quality measurements throughout the supply chain, are gaining popularity. Building and selecting the proper models to analyze the near-infrared spectra can make all the difference to the accuracy of these tools. Read more

  • Live training webinar: F-751 Avocado Quality Meter

    Live training webinar: F-751 Avocado Quality Meter

    Thursday, February 3 at 2:00 PM (PST), join FELIX INSTRUMENTS Director of Applied Science Galen George for an in-depth, live training on the use and application of the F-751 Avocado Quality Meter. We have designed this training to take you and your team from first use to a high level of comfort with both using the device in the field and seamlessly integrating it into current workflows. Read more

  • How important is kiwifruit dry matter?

    How important is kiwifruit dry matter?

    Dry matter is comprised of a kiwifruit's soluble solids (sugar) and insoluble solids (structural carbohydrates and starch) and is a primary indicator of fruit maturity. Two separate studies are illustrated in this infographic demonstrating that dry matter is the primary factor affecting kiwifruit quality and flavor and that higher dry matter is the most important trait driving consumer acceptance when compared to both fruit price and size. Interestingly, of the three traits studied, fruit size is least important to consumers in their purchase decisions. The infographic How Important… Read more

  • Internal color of fresh produce: importance and applications

    Internal color of fresh produce: importance and applications

    Measuring internal color of produce can provide stakeholders with vital consumer acceptance and quality information. Internal color can attract consumers and improve the value of a product or, just as easily, have the opposite effect. Spoiled fresh produce can also be quickly identified by changes in internal color. It is easily visible to the human eye and is one of the first quality parameters that was and is still used by food producers and consumers to judge quality. These days, however, there is more to food color than meets the eye. Internal Color: First Impressions Matter Internal… Read more

  • Felix Instruments avocado quality meter to feature at key Colombian Industry Conference

    Felix Instruments avocado quality meter to feature at key Colombian Industry Conference

    The ground-breaking Avocado Quality Meter from FELIX INSRUMENTS will be highlighted at a major conference of industry leaders at Territorio Aguacate, in Medellin, Colombia, December 2-3. Pacific Northwest-based Felix Instruments is a leading innovator in the fruit quality assessment industry, and Territorio Aguacate offers an opportunity for fruit producers and distributors to learn more about their newly-improved F-751 Avocado Quality Meter. During the conference, Felix Instruments will be hosting an AvoTalk, 11am-11:40am, on Friday December 3. Read more