Fruit Vegetables division

Fruit & Vegetable Products Division

Concentrates on the production and post-harvest handling of fruits and vegetables for processing, and the manufacturing, packaging, and storage of processed fruit and vegetable products and by-products.


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Division Accomplishments/Recognition

  • The Outstanding Volunteer Award honors a current Division member who provided exemplary volunteer work to the Division in the current year. The 2022-2023 recipient is Nicholas Reitz.
  • The Outstanding Service Award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2022-2023 recipient is Zhenlei Xiao.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  • First: Danielle Heaney, Cornell University: The combined effects of high pressure processing and brine acidity for enhanced texture of pickled cucumbers
  • Second: Rui Huang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Utilization of egg white solids to mitigate the astringency of aronia berry juice and produce protein-proanthocyanidin aggregates with improved digestive stability
  • Third: Mark Emile Punzalan, Cornell University: Juice Quality and Sensory Evaluation of Forward Osmosis Concentrated Concord Grape Juice
  • Finalist: Jayashan Adhikari, Texas A&M University: Continuous flow high-pressure homogenization increases the stability of physiochemical and nutritional characteristics of blueberry juice during cold storage
  • Finalist: Javier Estuardo Cruz Padilla, University of Georgia: Effect of concurrent (CC), mixed-flow (MX), and CC+MX spray drying configurations on the physicochemical properties of satsuma mandarin juice powders (SMJP)
  • Finalist: Karishma Sri Ravichandran, University of Missouri, Columbia: Microencapsulation of elderberry juice and pomace extract to produce phytochemical-rich food ingredients.

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