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Title Fruit and vegetable phytochemicals : chemistry, nutritional value, and stability / [edited by] Laura A. de la Rosa, Emilio Alvarez-Parrilla, Gustavo A. González-Aguilar
Published Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 367 pages) : illustrations
Contents The contribution of fruit and vegetable consumption to human health / Elhadi M. Yahia -- Phenolic compounds: chemistry and occurrence in fruits and vegetables / Cristina Andrés-Lacueva [and others] -- Synthesis and metabolism of phenolic compounds / Mikal E. Saltveit -- Enzymatic and nonenzymatic degradation of polyphenols / José Manuel López-Nicolás and Francisco García-Carmona -- Chemistry of flavonoids / Rong Tsao and Jason McCallum -- Flavonoids and their relation to human health / Alma E. Robles-Sardin [and others] -- Chemistry, stability, and biological actions of carotenoids / Elhadi M. Yahia and José de Jesús Ornelas-Paz -- Dietary fiber and associated antioxidants in fruit and vegetables / Fulgencio Saura-Calixto, Jara Pérez-Jiménez, and Isabel Goñi -- Emerging technologies used for the extraction of phytochemicals from fruits, vegetables, and other natural sources / Marleny D.A. Saldaña, Felix M.C. Gamarra, and Rodrigo M.P. Siloto -- Methods of analysis of antioxidant capacity of phytochemicals / Nuria Grigelmo-Miguel [and others] -- Phytochemical changes in the postharvest and minimal processing of fresh fruits and vegetables / Gustavo A. González-Aguilar [and others] -- Quality loss of fruits and vegetables induced by microbial growth / Saul Ruiz Cruz and Sofia Arvizu-Medrano
Summary Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals: Chemistry, Nutritional Value and Stability provides scientists in the areas of food technology and nutrition with accessible and up-to-date information about the chemical nature, classification and analysis of the main phytochemicals present in fruits and vegetables - polyphenols and carotenoids. Special care is taken to analyze the health benefits of these compounds, their interaction with fiber, antioxidant and other biological activities, as well as the degradation processes that occur after harvest and minimal processing
Analysis Electronic books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Carotenoids.
Fruit -- Analysis.
Vegetables -- Analysis.
Form Electronic book
Author Alvarez-Parrilla, Emilio.
González-Aguilar, Gustavo A.
Rosa, Laura A. de la.
Wiley InterScience (Online service)
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