Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
1. Influence of edible coatings on postharvest quality of fresh Chinese jujube fruits during refrigerated storage

Farid Moradinezhad; Azam Naeimi; Homayoun Farhangfar

Volume 1, Issue 1 - March 2018 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 1-14


  Jujube fruits have a short shelf life due to its perishable nature. Preservation of jujube quality is a big challenge. Edible coatings have been used for centuries in the food industry as an effective method to preserve food products, enhance shelf life and prevent loss of firmness and moisture in fresh ...  Read More

Original Article Greenhouse Production
2. Effects of salinity on taste quality and biochemical traits of four tomato varieties (Solanum lycopersicum) grown under hydroponic conditions

Nazila Khanbabaloo; Hanifeh Seyed hajizadeh; Farhad Behtash

Volume 1, Issue 1 - March 2018 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 15-26


  Todays, contamination of agricultural soils by different ways of salinity is increasing as a result of human and environmental factors that would reduce yield and quality of agricultural crops. However, there are some plants that can tolerate some degrees of salinity. Tomato is one of the horticultural ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Nutrition
3. Effects of thiamine spraying on biochemical and morphological traits of basil plants under greenhouse conditions

Hamid-Reza Fallahi; Mohmmad Hossein Aminifard; Abbas Jorkesh

Volume 1, Issue 1 - March 2018 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 27-36


  The effects of thiamin (Thi) applied as foliar spray on some morphological and physiological traits were investigated in basil (Ocimum basilicum L.). Four levels of Thi including 0 (distilled water), 250, 500 and 750 µM were tested in a randomized complete design with three replications at research ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
4. Effect of short-term high CO2 treatment on quality and shelf life of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) at refrigerated storage

Afsane Hosseini; Farid Moradinezhad

Volume 1, Issue 1 - March 2018 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 37-48


  Button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus L.) is marketed for its unique flavor and benefits. The shelf life of fresh button mushroom is limited and its quality decreases rapidly during storage mainly due to high respiration rate. Postharvest changes of browning of the cap, softening of tissues, moisture loss ...  Read More

Original Article Food Science and Technology
5. Effects of potassium metabisulfite pre-treatment and different drying temperatures on some chemical properties and color retention of Russian olive (Elaeagnus Angustifolia) fruit

Mehdi Khayyat; Hashem Amini; Saeed Moodi; Farid Moradinezhad; Sohrab Mahmoodi

Volume 1, Issue 1 - March 2018 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 49-62


  Silverberry fruit is an important medicinal fruit that used for reducing pain. The present work was carried out to study the effect of potassium meta-bisulfite (KMS) and air drying temperature on quality of Russian olive fruit. Different KMS levels (0, 1, 2 and 4%) and drying temperatures (45, 60 and ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
6. A novel edible coating for apple fruits

Behnam Jahanshahi; Azam Jafari; Mohammad Reza Vazifeshenas; Jalal Gholamnejad

Volume 1, Issue 1 - March 2018 , Winter and Spring 2018, Pages 63-72


  Edible coatings are an environmentally friendly technology that is applied to many products to control moisture transfer, soluble and aromatic materials, gas exchange or oxidation processes. The objective of this research was to study the effect of tragacanth gum at the concentrations of 0, 5, 10, and ...  Read More