Precooling Methods For Commercial Vegetable Producers
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Horticultural product deterioration''after "harvest is caused by respiration, 'a complex process which at higher temperatures causes'faster ' decay of the product. Vegetable products vary in their rate" of respira tion; but for most 'products,' good "cooling'is critical to retard physiolog ical deterioration' and maintain shelf life 'and quality [9,'p.' 35]'.'