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Quality of fruit and vegetables

The background of the MxQ group on the quality characteristics of fruit and vegetables is the key to select the optimal processing and storage conditions based on destructive and non-destructive analytical techniques for measuring objectively and subjectively the quality-related properties, including the content of secondary metabolites. Most of the research in this area is performed in collaboration with industrial partners, facilitating the transfer of the results to the agro-food sector. New innovations in packaging design of fresh and fresh-cut products, including selecting recyclable and compostable films and optimal modified atmosphere conditions, are areas where the MxQ group provides solutions for quality maintenance and shelf life extension.