Comments on: Pineapples- Internal Breakdown http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/pineapples-internal-breakdown Just another WordPress site Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:27:26 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 By: Jorge Alvarado http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/pineapples-internal-breakdown#comment-323 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:27:26 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=2270#comment-323 There is a lot of information regarding the internal breakdown on The Pineapple Botany, Production and Uses by D.P.Bartholomew. There is also the the Global Gap / Euregap procedures that tell us what to look for translucency levels and iternal breakdown. Also uner this link there is valuable information: Optimizing Postharvest Handling and Maintaining Quality of Fresh Pineapples (IICA.
The cross cut and or the length cut only gives you an indication of maturity of the fruit. There are also Charts that Del Monte and or Dole uses, but gives an misinterpretation to the consumers and the USDA inspectors have not been trained to actually be able to make an proper quality assesment to the internal condition of the fruit.

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