Giancarlo Colelli

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The quality of fresh-cut fruit and vegetable products includes a combination of attributes, such as appearance, texture, and flavor, as well as nutritional and safety aspects that determine their value to the consumer. Nutritionally, fruit and vegetables represent a good source of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, and fresh-cut produce satisfies(More)
Postharvest performance of organic and conventional ‘Hayward’ kiwifruits grown on the same farm in Marysville, California, and harvested at the same maturity stage were compared in this study. Quality parameters monitored included morphological (shape index) and physical (peel characteristics) attributes of the initial samples. Maturity indices (CO2 and(More)
The study of the suitability of potato cultivars to be processed as fresh-cut is the first step to obtain a fresh-cut product of high quality. In this study, 4 different early potato cultivars (‘Ariana’, ‘Liseta’, ‘Safrane’ and ‘Spunta’) were cut and stored for 8 days at 5°C and for 6 days at 20°C with the aim to investigate their browning potential and(More)
BACKGROUND Postponing the harvest of grapes is a common practice in southern Italy, in order to delay harvest up to Christmas and make higher income from their sale. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of harvest time (over almost 3 months) on the quality of table grapes (cv. Italia). The experiment was repeated for two years (2010 and 2011). In(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of microwave treatments (900 and 750 W for 45 and 60 s) on the microbial, physicochemical and sensory properties of fresh-cut carrot slices and the contents of several bioactive compounds was studied. Carrot samples were stored for 7 days at 5 °C. RESULTS The microwaving of fresh-cut carrots reduced the initial respiration rate (8.6(More)
The effect of storage conditions on flavor-related volatile composition of wild rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) was investigated on Modified Atmosphere packed (MAP) leaves stored under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions. In a first experiment the effect of MAP was compared to the storage in air at 5 °C; a second experiment aimed to study the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Puglia is the most important region in Italy for table grape production. Since consumers look for new products, the number of table grape varieties has greatly increased in recent years. RESULTS In a survey in the Puglia region, we identified several years ago a potential mutation of the cv. Victoria. We described this accession in comparison(More)
It is known how noticeable modifications may be induced in the high sulphur content proteins of wool, by enrichment of the diet of sheep with cysteine or sulphur amino acids. It is also well known how the oral ingestion of gelatin significantly increases hair diameter and the degree of hardness of finger and toe nails. To the end of verifying the possible(More)
Organic standards include a well-defined set of practices and a list of technical tools that are permitted by regulation. Organic products are mainly purchased for their safety and absence of synthetic pesticide residues. Furthermore, a diet based on organic products claims to provide health benefits due to the high nutritional value compounds that are more(More)
The objective of this study was to use hyperspectral imaging to predict the internal concentration of soluble solids (SSC), individual sugars and organic acids, phenols, and antioxidant activity of fennel heads in relation to different sheath layers and harvest times. Thirty-five fennel heads were collected during 7 different harvest times over a period of(More)