Nondestructive Techniques for Quality Inspection of Fruits and Vegetables

  • Young J. Han (Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Clemson University) ;
  • Cho, Young-Jin (Korea Food Research Institute) ;
  • Wayne S. Rial (Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Clemson University) ;
  • Wade E. Lambert (Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Clemson University)
  • Published : 1997.09.01

Abstract

Various nondestructive technologies for quality inspection of fruits and vegetables were reviewed through published literatures and selected agricultural databases. These technologies were grouped into nine categories, including acoustic response, dielectric response, machine vision, magnetic response, mechanical vibration response, microwave response, optical properties, and other possible sensing technologies. Their principles and characteristics were investigated and these technologies were presented with their current and potential applications. The link of appropriate nondestructive technologies with common principal quality parameters of fruits and vegetables was summarized.