Post harvest is the time that begins with separation of commodity from growing of production medium like fruits / vegetables from the plants, fishes from ponds etc.
The term post harvest technology means the use of science and technology for the management of food commodities including pre-cooling, grading, sorting, packaging, transportation, storage, processing, and development of improved product, preservation and marketing etc.
The use of the information generated by the techniques of Post Harvest Technology can ensure greater availability of a wide variety of food to the consumers with reduced post harvest losses.
Based on the importance of the post harvest technology in agriculture and allied sciences, it is presumed that all people engaged in agriculture should know about the various terminologies being used in post harvest technology.
But to understand the various concepts, some sort of documentation is needed. A manuscript having such information would be the strongest link between the industry, academia and the consumeThis book is covering almost every important terminology pertaining to post harvest technology including other interrelated disciplines like physiology, processing, food science, food technology, food engineering, food packaging, food biochemistry and applied nutrition, industrial microbiology, health foods, and quality management etc.
The terminology in each alphabet has been well illustrated with examples and photographs for better understanding.
At present, there is no book available which gives complete information related to Post Harvest Technology.
The book will be highly beneficial to both UG and PG students undergoing courses in Postharvest Technology, entrance examination for PhD in Post Harvest Technology at IARI, various examinations pertaining to JRF and SRF as well as NET.