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 Title Berry Fruit Value-added Products for Health Promotion
 Author/Editor Y. Zhao
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CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 430 pp.  ISBN 10:0-8493-5802-7  (

 Review This book provides a very useful literature review about berries written by 16 authors plus the editor who are all highly-qualified experts. The book is organized into three parts. Part I (Bioactive Compounds of Berry Fruits) includes a chapter on worldwide production and marketing, one about chemical composition, and four chapters about bioactive compounds (phytochemicals) and health benefits. Part II (Quality and Safety of Berry Fruit during Postharvest Handling and Storage) includes three chapters about pre- and post-harvest factors affecting quality, microbial safety, and postharvest handling of fresh-market berries. Part III (Processing Technolgies for Developing Value-added Berry Fruit Products) includes five chapters about freezing, dehydration, canning, jams and jellies, and utilization of processing by-products. Overall, this book is a very worthy addition to the bookshelf of all those interested in blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, and other berry fruits.

 Date 2007
 Reviewed By Adel Kader


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