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 a massive fruit, in particular in lots of African, Middle-Eastern and Asian nations. lately this fruit has won major significance when it comes to worldwide trade. through the interval 1990–2009, worldwide construction of dates observed a rise of 219% and this pattern is anticipated to proceed as consistent with FAO projections. a few of the significant demanding situations confronting date fruit construction and trade are matters with regards to postharvest dealing with applied sciences, use of acceptable processing and packaging applied sciences, nutrition safeguard features and caliber assurance.

This ebook presents modern info that brings jointly present wisdom and practices within the worth chain of dates, from construction via to intake. that includes assurance on construction and postharvest applied sciences, leading edge processing applied sciences, packaging, and caliber management. 

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In general, dates are low in vitamin content, however, they are rich in vitamin B complex, such as thiamine (B1 ), riboflavin (B2 ), niacin (B3 ), pantothenic acid (B5 ), pyridoxine (B6 ), and folate (B9 ), and vitamin K (AlFarsi and Lee 2008). It is worth mentioning that some vitamins (B3 , B5 , B6 , and B9 ) are found in higher concentration in date than other conventional fruits like apples, oranges, and berries. Vitamin C content is found to be very low in dates, however, it is still higher than in plums, apricots, figs, and raisins.

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