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Guide to Fresh Fruit Quality Control

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | June 9, 2022

Quality control is essential because fruits are perishable and delicate and can be affected by handling, storage conditions, weather, pests and diseases, internal changes, and genetics. Accurate fruit quality assessment is critical on the farm, as well as during packaging, storage, transport, artificial ripening, retailing, and research. Internal fruit quality, ripening gas analysis in storage… Continue reading…

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Ethylene Measurement and Postharvest Pepper Storage Quality

Scott Trimble | May 26, 2022

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. Factors Affecting Pepper Quality Peppers are harvested and eaten at… Continue reading…

Reducing Food Waste with NIRS

Scott Trimble | April 18, 2022

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… Continue reading…

NIR Spectroscopy to Assess Food Adulteration in UBF

Scott Trimble | March 17, 2022

Unripe banana flour (UBF), also called green banana flour, has the potential to increase food and nutrition security because of its many health benefits. However, standards to control and regulate food safety and technologies that can be used for quality control of this lucrative product are missing in many countries, allowing adulteration with cheaper and… Continue reading…

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Active Packaging: What it is and why it’s important

Scott Trimble | March 3, 2022

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… Continue reading…

NIR Spectroscopy to Assess Edible Fruit Coatings & Maturity

Scott Trimble | February 17, 2022

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… Continue reading…

GRABACIÓN DEL WEBINAR: Capacitación en vivo – Medidor de Calidad de Aguacate

Scott Trimble | February 15, 2022

Aprende Más | Solicite Precio | Programe una Demostración en Vivo Acompañe al Cientifico de Aplicaciones, Eric Munoz, en una capacitación en vivo y en profundidad sobre el uso y la aplicación del Medidor de Calidad de Aguacate F-751. Hemos diseñado esta capacitación para que usted y su equipo se sientan cómodos y pasen del primer uso a un… Continue reading…

WEBINAR RECORDING: Avocado Quality Meter Live Taining

Scott Trimble | February 9, 2022

Learn More | Request a Quote | Schedule a Consultation Join 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… Continue reading…

Creating a Predictive Apple Quality Model with NIRS

Scott Trimble | February 2, 2022

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… Continue reading…

How Aging Affects Portable NIR Spectrophotometers

Scott Trimble | January 13, 2022

The use of precision tools, such as spectrophotometers, to measure fruit quality in farms is rising with the advent of affordable technology. Like any other tool, one could expect that age and improper maintenance might take their toll, affecting the accuracy of quality estimations. The study explored in this article was designed specifically to test this… Continue reading…

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