2. Biochemistry of Fruits and Fruit Products

  1. Nirmal K. Sinha2,
  2. Jiwan S. Sidhu3,
  3. József Barta4,
  4. James S. B. Wu5 and
  5. M. Pilar Cano6
  1. María-Jesús Rodrigo,
  2. Berta Alquézar,
  3. Fernando Alférez and
  4. Lorenzo Zacarías

Published Online: 1 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118352533.ch2

Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing, Second Edition

Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rodrigo, M.-J., Alquézar, B., Alférez, F. and Zacarías, L. (2012) Biochemistry of Fruits and Fruit Products, in Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing, Second Edition (eds N. K. Sinha, J. S. Sidhu, J. Barta, J. S. B. Wu and M. P. Cano), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118352533.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Research and Development, Graceland Fruit Inc., Frankfort, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Family Science Department, College of Women, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait

  3. 4

    Department of Food Preservation, Faculty of Food Science, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

  4. 5

    Graduate Institute of Food Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

  5. 6

    Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), CSIC-UAM, Madrid, Spain

Author Information

  1. Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos (IATA-CSIC), Valencia, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813808949

Online ISBN: 9781118352533



  • fruit/fruit product biochemistry;
  • ripening, nutritional and organoleptic of fruits;
  • fruit ripening regulation and ethylene role;
  • ethylene biosynthesis regulation in fruit maturation;
  • ethylene perception and signal transduction in ripening;
  • 1-MCP, and role of ethylene in grape ripening;
  • biochemical changes during fruit development;
  • fruit acidity, factors to decide harvest time;
  • citric acid reduction, cytoplasmic acidity in citrus ripening


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Regulation of Fruit Ripening: The Role of Ethylene

  • Carbohydrate Metabolism

  • Organic Acids

  • Lipid Metabolism

  • Pigments in Fruits

  • Volatile Aroma Compounds

  • Other Components

  • References