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Banana Ripening

Science and Technology

  • Anthony Keith Thompson
  • Suriyan Supapvanich
  • Jiraporn Sirison

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition book series (BRIEFSFOOD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Anthony Keith Thompson, Suriyan Supapvanich, Jiraporn Sirison
    Pages 1-11
  3. Anthony Keith Thompson, Suriyan Supapvanich, Jiraporn Sirison
    Pages 13-23
  4. Anthony Keith Thompson, Suriyan Supapvanich, Jiraporn Sirison
    Pages 25-55
  5. Anthony Keith Thompson, Suriyan Supapvanich, Jiraporn Sirison
    Pages 57-78
  6. Anthony Keith Thompson, Suriyan Supapvanich, Jiraporn Sirison
    Pages 79-100
  7. Anthony Keith Thompson, Suriyan Supapvanich, Jiraporn Sirison
    Pages 101-109
  8. Anthony Keith Thompson, Suriyan Supapvanich, Jiraporn Sirison
    Pages 111-111
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 113-143

About this book

Introduction

The technology used to ripen bananas is affected by a wide range of factors, including the cultivar, growing conditions, harvesting method, and maturity at which the fruit are harvested and handled. Various post harvest treatments applied to fruit can also impact ripening. While many textbooks have been dedicated to Musa (bananas and plantains), none have focused exclusively on the ripening process.

The commercial ripening of bananas and the chemical changes that occur thereby are considered here in detail. In developed, temperate countries where bananas are imported, successful ripening technologies have evolved. Most bananas, however, are marketed locally in the country where they are grown, and often the ripening technologies used have economic and health implications. This brief offers an in-depth discussion of not only the implications of these technologies, but also of alternative ripening methods and their commercial applications. For an understanding of both the chemical basis by which bananas ripen and the technologies used to control the process, look no further than this essential text.

Keywords

Banana ripening Ethylene Acetylene Postharvest treatment Controlled atmosphere

Authors and affiliations

  • Anthony Keith Thompson
    • 1
  • Suriyan Supapvanich
    • 2
  • Jiraporn Sirison
    • 3
  1. 1.King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology LadkrabangBangkokThailand
  2. 2.King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology LadkrabangBangkokThailand
  3. 3.King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology LadkrabangBangkokThailand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27739-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27738-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27739-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-571X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5728
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