Dates: Postharvest Science, Processing Technology and Health by Muhammad Siddiq, Salah M. Aleid, Adel A. Kader

By Muhammad Siddiq, Salah M. Aleid, Adel A. Kader

Dates are an immense fruit, particularly in lots of African, Middle-Eastern and Asian international locations. lately this fruit has received major value by way of worldwide trade. in the course of the interval 1990–2009, international construction of dates observed a rise of 219% and this development is predicted to proceed as in step with FAO projections. a few of the significant demanding situations confronting date fruit creation and trade are matters relating to postharvest dealing with applied sciences, use of acceptable processing and packaging applied sciences, nutrients defense points and caliber assurance.

This publication offers modern details that brings jointly present wisdom and practices within the worth chain of dates, from construction via to intake. that includes assurance on creation and postharvest applied sciences, cutting edge processing applied sciences, packaging, and caliber management. 

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