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Environmental conditions, in particular temperature, humidity, and atmosphere, significantly impact the appearance, texture, composition, and eating quality of FFV.

Good temperature management is the most important and simplest procedure for delaying product deterioration. Storage of FFV at their optimum temperature retards aging, softening, textural and color changes and slows down undesirable metabolic changes, moisture loss, and losses due to pathogen invasion.

Generally, the lower the storage temperatures within limits acceptable for each commodity type, the longer the shelf life. For each horticultural commodity, there is assumed to be an optimal postharvest storage temperature at which the rate of product deterioration is minimized.

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