Postharvest Technologies for Shelf Life Enhancement of Temperate Fruits

  • Mohamed Benichou
  • Jamal AyourEmail author
  • Maha Sagar
  • Abderrahim Alahyane
  • Imane Elateri
  • Ahmed Aitoubahou


During the last three or four decades, temperate fruit production and consumption have increased tremendously, thanks to new developments and findings of research activities. These aspects concern better understanding of the physiology of the crops in order to develop appropriate technologies, which can ensure quality preservation and improve the availability of products for fresh consumption, as well as for processing. This chapter intends to highlight some major factors that have a direct effect on the preservation and/or deterioration of fresh temperate fruit during postharvest operations. Hence, it presents an overview of the available reports on the effects of postharvest technologies on the enhancement of shelf life and storage potential of various temperate fruits.


Temperate fruit Physiological disorders Storage life Postharvest quality Postharvest loss 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Benichou
    • 1
  • Jamal Ayour
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maha Sagar
    • 1
  • Abderrahim Alahyane
    • 1
  • Imane Elateri
    • 1
  • Ahmed Aitoubahou
    • 2
  1. 1.Food Sciences Laboratory, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences SemlaliaCadi Ayyad UniversityMarrakechMorocco
  2. 2.Horticulture DepartmentInstitute of Agronomy and Veterinary MedicineAgadirMorocco

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