Trends in prolonging the post-harvest life of strawberries – A review
Being known as highly perishable produce, strawberries became a recurrent fruit in the scientific research, with the aim of improving the shelf-life. As indicated by the literature, the most tested method for extending the shelf-life relies on the use of modified atmosphere packaging and combinations thereof. The positive results of modified atmosphere packaging have been translated into industrial applications and further used in supermarkets. This study however compiles and presents a series of other techniques that are worth the attention in prolonging the post-harvest life of strawberries. The point is to highlight their potential and shortcomings and to rise the interest in these perfectible alternative methods.