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Barrett, Diane

Education

Ph.D. (1989), Food Biochemistry Cornell University

Specialty

Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Fruit and Vegetable Products.  Effects of raw material quality and processing on color, flavor, texture and nutritional quality of fruit and vegetable products.

Location
2208 RMI South
Phone Number
530-752-4800
E-Mail
dmbarrett@ucdavis.edu
Graduate Groups

Membership in graduate groups: Food Science and International Agricultural Development

Bio

Dr. Barrett's research program addresses the effects of raw material quality and processing on color, flavor, texture and nutritional quality of fruit and vegetable products, with particular emphasis on enzyme-catalyzed reactions which result in qualitative losses. Specific enzymes studied include polyphenol oxidase, lipoxygenase, pectin methylesterase, polygalacturonase, peroxidase and hydroperoxide lyase. Handling and processing technologies of interest include fresh-cut processing, canning, freezing, irradiation, high pressure and aseptic processing. She also directs the Center for Advanced Processing & Packaging.

Selected Publications
Expertise
Food Science & Technology
Campus
  • UC Davis Faculty
Extension Specialist
Yes

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