Irradiation applications in vegetables and fruits: a review.

  title={Irradiation applications in vegetables and fruits: a review.},
  author={Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Alexandros Ch Stratakos and Panagiotis H. Tsarouhas},
  journal={Critical reviews in food science and nutrition},
  volume={49 5},
There is an increasing trend both in advanced countries and many developing countries to centrally process fresh fruits and vegetables, properly packaged, for distribution and marketing. Irradiation technology proved to be effective in reducing post-harvest losses, and controlling the stored product insects and the microorganisms. Gamma irradiation was employed to restrain potato sprouting and kill pests in grain. Irradiation proved to be extremely beneficial in terms of prolonging the fruit… CONTINUE READING


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