Dragon fruit, originated from Central America, has been an emerging sunshine industry in the Asian and Pacific Region. With its exotic appearance and taste, attractive red and purple pulp, and high nutrition values, the market demands and the production of dragon fruit are expanding in the region.
In this book, a wide spectrum of topics on the dragon fruit value chain are offered - from a global industry overview to varieties and breeding, country situations in Asia, new cultivation technologies, control of fruit pests and diseases, postharvest handling management, quarantine regulations and international marketing to nutritional and functional traits, processing properties and consumer preferences.
The book is a culmination of FFTC’s six years of gathering and collecting information on the dragon fruit industry. Edited by R.A. Fullerton and Wen-Li Lee, the book contains 27 articles written by dragon fruit experts and industry players who served as speakers during FFTC’s series of dragon fruit workshops from 2015-2020.
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