Fruit and vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are increasingly recognised for their major contribution to health and well being. As they are living products, substantial biological changes occur after harvest and our Fresh Technologies group has an active research programme studying the postharvest physiology of fruit and vegetables, and packaging and storage methods by which product quality can be preserved. Research is also being conducted into improved methods for processing horticultural products and for extracting and purifying functional and bioactive ingredients.

Research staff

Examples of research

  • Postharvest physiology
  • Postharvest technology
  • Coolchain analysis and design
  • Packaging systems for horticultural products
  • Physical properties of horticultural products
  • Fruit and vegetable products processing
  • Identification, extraction and concentration of bioactive and functional ingredients

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