Health-Promoting Properties of Fruits and Vegetables

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Leon Terry
CABI, 2011 - Science - 400 pages
Fruits and vegetables are one of the richest sources of ascorbic acid, other antioxidants and produce-specific bioactive compounds. A general consensus from health experts has confirmed that an increased dietary intake of antioxidant compounds found in most fresh produce types may protect against oxidative damage caused by free radicals and reduce the incidence of certain cancers and chronic diseases. Currently there is no book available which collectively discusses and reviews empirical data on health-promoting properties of all fresh produce types. This book will provide detailed information on identity, nature, bioavailablity, chemopreventative effects, and postharvest stability of specific chemical classes with known bioactive properties. In addition, chapters discuss the various methodologies for extraction, isolation, characterization and quantification of bioactive compounds and the in-vitro and in-vivo anticancer assays. It will be an essential resource for researchers and students in food science, nutrition and fruit and vegetable production.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Alliums Onion Garlic Leek and Shallot
5
3 Avocado
27
4 Blueberry and Cranberry
51
5 Brassicas
74
6 Citrus Orange Lemon Mandarin Grapefruit Lime and Other Citrus Fruits
90
7 Cucurbits Cucumber Melon Pumpkin and Squash
118
8 Exotics Litchi Longan Rambutan Pomegranate Mangosteen Kiwifruit Passion Fruit Persimmon Carambola
135
11 Pome Fruit
196
12 Potato and Other Root Crops
218
13 Prunus
238
14 Ribes and Rubus Blackberry Currants and Raspberry etc
260
15 Strawberry
291
16 Tomato and Other Solanaceous Fruits
321
17 Tropical Fruit Banana Pineapple Papaya and Mango
352
18 Methodologies for Extraction Isolation Characterization and Quanti cation of Bioactive Compounds
371

9 Grape
154
10 Leafy Vegetables and Salads
171
19 Methodologies for Evaluating In Vitro and In Vivo Activities of Bioactive Compounds
380
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Leon Terry is at Cranfield University, UK.

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