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Title Plant secondary metabolites : occurrence, structure and role in the human diet / edited by Alan Crozier, Michael N. Clifford, Hiroshi Ashihara
Published Oxford ; Ames, Iowa : Blackwell Pub., 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 372 pages) : illustrations
Contents Phenols, polyphenols, and tannins : an overview -- Sulphur-containing compounds -- Terpenes -- Alkaloids -- Acetylenes and psoralens -- Functions of the human intestinal flora : the use of probiotics and prebiotics -- Secondary metabolites in fruits, vegetables, beverages and other plant-based dietary components -- Absorption and metabolism of plant secondary metabolites
Summary "Plant Secondary Metabolites: Occurrence, Structure and Role in the Human Diet" covers the main groups of natural products from a chemical and biosynthetic perspective with illustrations of how genetic engineering can be applied to manipulate levels of secondary metabolites of economic value as well as those of potential importance in diet and health. These descriptive chapters are augmented by chapters showing where these products are found in the diet, how they are metabolised and reviewing the evidence for their beneficial bioactivity
Analysis Electronic books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Plants, Edible -- metabolism.
Food Analysis -- methods.
Heterocyclic Compounds -- chemistry.
Heterocyclic Compounds -- metabolism.
Plants, Edible -- chemistry.
Botanical chemistry.
Metabolism, Secondary.
Plants -- Metabolism.
Genre/Form Llibres electrònics
Form Electronic book
Author Ashihara, Hiroshi.
Clifford, M. N. (Michael N.)
Crozier, Alan.
LC no. 2006004363
ISBN 047098855X
0470994134 (electronic bk.)
9780470994139 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)