Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars Book

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars

  • Author : Monique Simmonds
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 796
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124080645

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars Excerpt :

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars provides readers with the latest information on the health related properties of foods, making the documentation of the nutritive value of historical cultivars especially urgent, especially before they are lost and can't be effectively compared to modern cultivars. Because there is considerable diversity and a substantial body of the compositional studies directed towards commercial varieties, this information is useful for identifying traits and features that may be transposed from one variety to another. In addition, compositional and sensory features may also be used for commercialization and to characterize adulteration. Detailed characterization of cultivars can be used to identify "super-foods". Alternatively, unmasked historical cultivars may be the focus of reinvigorated commercial practices. Each chapter in this book has sections on the botanical aspects, the composition of traditional or ancient cultivars, the composition of modern cultivars, a focus on areas of research, the specialty of the communicating author of each chapter, and summary points. Presents the botanical aspects and composition of both traditional and modern plants, including in-depth insight into current research, and overall summary points for each fruit for consistent comparison and ease of reference Provides important information in the consideration of preservation, transference, or re-introduction of historical/traditional cultivars into current crop science Provides details on compositional and sensory parameters, from aroma and taste to micro- and macronutrients Includes data on nutraceuticals and novel components that have proven to impact on, or be important in, food quality, storage, processing, storage, and marketing

Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Fruits and Vegetables Book

Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Fruits and Vegetables

  • Author : Amit K. Jaiswal
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 774
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128127803

Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Fruits and Vegetables Excerpt :

Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Fruits and Vegetables provides an overview of the nutritional and anti-nutritional composition, antioxidant potential, and health benefits of a wide range of commonly consumed fruits and vegetables. The book presents a comprehensive overview on a variety of topics, including inflorescence, flowers and flower buds (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage), bulb, stem and stalk (onion, celery, asparagus, celery), leaves (watercress, lettuce, spinach), fruit and seed (peppers, squash, tomato, eggplant, green beans), roots and tubers (red beet, carrots, radish), and fruits, such as citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit), berries (blackberry, strawberry, lingonberry, bayberry, blueberry), melons (pumpkin, watermelon), and more. Each chapter, contributed by an international expert in the field, also discusses the factors influencing antioxidant content, such as genotype, environmental variation and agronomic conditions. Contains detailed information on nutritional and anti-nutritional composition for commonly consumed fruits and vegetables Presents recent epidemiological information on the health benefits of fresh produce Provides in-depth information about the antioxidant properties of a range of fruits and vegetables

Wild Fruits  Composition  Nutritional Value and Products Book

Wild Fruits Composition Nutritional Value and Products

  • Author : Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 577
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030318857

Wild Fruits Composition Nutritional Value and Products Excerpt :

Wild fruits play an important role in mitigating hunger in the developing world. As a sustainable and natural food source in rural areas, these fruits have a strong effect on regional food security and poverty alleviation. This makes the utilization of wild foods incredibly important for native populations both in terms of food security and economics. There are many traditional methods for wild fruit harvesting, indigenous tree and plant domestication and cultivation passed down through generations that are sustainable and economically viable, ultimately contributing to a better quality of life for large sections of the developing world. To date there has not been a reference work focusing on the full scope of wild fruits from their growth and chemical makeup to their harvest, distribution, health effects and beyond. Wild Fruits: Composition, Nutritional Value and Products adequately fills this gap, expansively covering the utilization of multi-purpose wild fruits in regions worldwide. Effects on quality of life, food security, economics and health are extensively covered. Over 31 wild fruit species are examined, with individual chapters focusing on each species' phytochemical constituents, bioactive compounds, traditional and medicinal uses and chemical composition. Harvest, post-harvest and consumption methods are covered for each, as are their overall effect on the food security and economics of their native regions. This book is essential for researchers in search of a comprehensive singular source for the chemical makeups and cultivation of indigenous wild fruits and their many benefits to their native regions.

Grow Yourself Healthy Book

Grow Yourself Healthy

  • Author : Beth Marshall
  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9780711250710

Grow Yourself Healthy Excerpt :

There is currently a huge upsurge in interest into recent scientific research highlighting the importance gardening for health. This focuses on the activity of gardening for mental and physical health, as well as the way that if you garden for your gut you can improve your digestion too. The microbiome is the plethora of microbes that humans host in their gut, and other cells, and which are fundamental to well-being. Recent studies link digestive health and the human microbiome to a range of health conditions such as depression and anxiety, obesity, cancer, diabetes and autism. Interest in the topic has led to an array of related popular science publications, diet and recipe books. There is currently however very little literature on how to grow produce which has high nutritional value, and which optimizes the microbial life within our digestive systems. What types of vegetable, fruit, and herbs should we being growing to encourage beneficial internal microbes? How do we design and plan a productive garden that supports gut health? Grow Yourself Healthy will introduce relevant recent science in an accessible way, provide practical guidance on how to grow, produce and design a productive garden to optimize your health, and provide information on how to grow and store vegetables for fermentation, including select recipes for gut health. â??Included in the book are 10 bespoke projects for all size of garden, from windowboxes and containers to square metre and 4m x 4m plots.

Fruits Grown in Highland Regions of the Himalayas Book
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Fruits Grown in Highland Regions of the Himalayas

  • Author : Syed Zameer Hussain
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030755027

Fruits Grown in Highland Regions of the Himalayas Excerpt :

This book discusses different fruit crops and provides first-hand information on the nutritional composition of commercially important, as well as unexplored fruits, which are grown in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. A detailed nutritional profile of each fruit is presented in the book. The potential health implications against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, carcinoma, oxidative damage, asthma, aging and cognition are discussed and explained. Besides, nutritional composition and medicinal implications, origin, morphology, taxonomy and production scenarios of unexplored, as well as commercially important fruits, have also been highlighted in the book. This book will be of interest to students and researchers involved in agricultural sciences, food science, nutrition and the Indian medicine system.

Production Technology of Stone Fruits Book

Production Technology of Stone Fruits

  • Author : Mohammad Maqbool Mir
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-01-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811589201

Production Technology of Stone Fruits Excerpt :

Globally stone fruits are emerging in the market due to the increased consumer’s desire for health-promoting foods. Stone fruits attract research attention, mainly due to the cultural and commercial aspects of the array of varieties that are grown. Being grown in wide range of environments, it is very important to understand what factors influence the production and quality attributes of stone fruits. There is a lack of systematic scientific information on strategic approach for production technologies of such fruits. This book will be first of its kind focusing on technological aspects of stone fruits especially on latest developments in present day horticulture. It will be an essential reference for professionals including academicians, scholars, researchers and industries working in the said area. We hope that readers will find this book a useful resource for their research or studies, and it will be helpful in the development of high quality stone fruits in future which will improve the economic and social life of people. Besides, this book fulfills the needs of a number of horticultural courses of Universities and will serving as a pomological manual for all occasions.

Nutrition sensitive value chain analysis for carrot and papaya in Al Batinah North  Oman Book

Nutrition sensitive value chain analysis for carrot and papaya in Al Batinah North Oman

  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2022-05-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251349182

Nutrition sensitive value chain analysis for carrot and papaya in Al Batinah North Oman Excerpt :

The Sultanate of Oman is experiencing a nutrition transition, characterized by shifts in diet, lifestyle and disease burden. The National Nutrition Strategy of Oman 2014-2050 and the Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy SARDS 2040 have emphasized the importance of adequate intake of fruits and vegetables while decreasing the consumption of energy-dense foods. FAO collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR) and Zubair Small Enterprises Centre (Zubair SEC) to conduct an inclusive Nutrition Sensitive Value Chain Analysis (NSVCA). The geographical focus was on Al Batinah North, one of the main agricultural governorates in Oman. Two commodities were selected by MAFWR and the Ministry of Health based on a scoring method: papaya and carrots. This NSVCA aimed at mapping the current landscape of constraints and opportunities in supply and demand of safe and nutritious food commodities across these two value chains. It focuses on SMEs related to food and agriculture, farmer organizations, smallholders and other actors along the value chains. The NSVCA contributes mainly to SO1, SO3 and SO4 through improved knowledge of the food system in Oman and providing a variety of evidence based intervention and investment opportunities along the value chain. The findings will allow decision-makers to identify specific policy interventions which will leverage the potential of these value chains for both income generation and better nutrition outcomes.

Asian Berries Book

Asian Berries

  • Author : Gengsheng Xiao
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000259766

Asian Berries Excerpt :

As consumers look to natural foods to promote health and well-being, their focus has been on foods with recognized health properties. Natural health products with rich antioxidant and high free radical scavenging activity such as Asian berries currently draw the interest of scientific researchers, whose goal is to evaluate Asian berries’ nutritional and health-promoting properties. Collected in one source, Asian Berries: Health Benefits covers a wide array of different Asian berries, their properties, potential health benefits, and possible uses. Asian berries are well-known traditional nutritional foods and herbal medicinals as well as valuable nourishing tonic, which has been used for thousands of years in Asian countries. They are traditionally employed as herbal medicinals from ancient times. Recently, Asian berries widely marketed as health foods have become increasingly popular in the Western world because of their health-promoting properties. This book explores a wide array of possibilities and benefits that come from Asian berries. Key Features: Defines chemical, biochemical properties, bioactive components and health benefits of Asian berries Details postharvest storage technology and processing technology development Explains utilization of Asian berries by-products Discusses Asian berries functional foods as well as food safety issues Complete with 18 chapters written by experts in their field, Asian Berries: Health Benefits serves as an excellent reference for anyone interested in the science and technology of bioactive components from Asian berries as health-promoting foods.

Handbook of Fruit Wastes and By Products Book

Handbook of Fruit Wastes and By Products

  • Author : Khalid Muzaffar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-10-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000688788

Handbook of Fruit Wastes and By Products Excerpt :

Processing of fruits produces large volumes of wastes and these wastes can create pollution problems and also result in loss of valuable biomass and nutrients. The Handbook of Fruit Wastes and By-Products: Chemistry, Processing Technology, and Utilization deals with the various techniques and methods involved in processing of fruit by-products. Although there are some general books on by-products of food processing industry but they are limited in context to the by-products of some particular fruits. This is the first book devoted to fruit processing by-products of wide range of important fruits including tropical, subtropical and temperate fruits; and their possible utilization in food and non-food industries. Key Features Discusses the valorization of fruit processing by-products Covers the role of the by-products as prebiotics and dietary fibers Presents extraction techniques of bioactive compounds from fruit wastes This book provides in-depth information about the fruit processing by-products, their nutritional composition, biochemistry, processing technology of by-products and the utilization of by-products into various food applications. This book also offers comprehensive coverage on the role of the fruit by-products as prebiotics and dietary fibers, their potential as the source of bioactive ingredients and their utilization in the development of novel functional foods. It also includes various novel technologies useful in extraction and evaluation of the functional components from these fruit processing by-products. The book addresses how the proper utilization of fruit processing by‐products would not only emerge as a source of extra profit to the fruit processing industry but also will help in lessen the environment pollution due to these fruit processing by-products.

Cherries Book


  • Author : Jose Quero-Garcia
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780648378

Cherries Excerpt :

Sweet and sour cherries (Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus) are important fruit crops for which demand is high and growing. A significant number of new varieties, rootstocks and training systems have been released or developed in recent years in order to improve the efficiency and profitability of cherry orchards. Cherries: Botany, Production and Uses covers the genetics, ecophysiology, production, protection and uses of cherries. Presenting up-to-date scientific data and applied information, this book is invaluable for researchers, teachers and all professionals working in the cherries value chain.

Temperate Fruits Book

Temperate Fruits

  • Author : Debashis Mandal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000067910

Temperate Fruits Excerpt :

This volume, Temperate Fruits: Production, Processing, and Marketing, presents the latest pomological research on the production, postharvest handling, processing and storage, and information on marketing for a selection of temperate fruits. These include apple, pear, quince, peach, plum, sweet cherry, kiwifruit, strawberry, mulberry, and chestnut. With chapters from fruit experts from different countries of the world, the book provides the latest information on the effect of climate change on fruit production, organic fruit growing and advanced fruit breeding, the nutraceutical value and bioactive compounds in fruits and their role in human health, and new and advanced methods of fruit production. Topics include microirrigation, sustainable nutrient management, crop protection and plant health management, and farm mechanization.

Horticultural Reviews  Volume 45 Book

Horticultural Reviews Volume 45

  • Author : Ian Warrington
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119430957

Horticultural Reviews Volume 45 Excerpt :

Horticultural Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on topics in horticultural science and technology covering both basic and applied research. Topics covered include the horticulture of fruits, vegetables, nut crops, and ornamentals. These review articles, written by world authorities, bridge the gap between the specialized researcher and the broader community of horticultural scientists and teachers.

Application of Analytical Chemistry to Foods and Food Technology Book

Application of Analytical Chemistry to Foods and Food Technology

  • Author : Daniele Naviglio
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-02-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039434602

Application of Analytical Chemistry to Foods and Food Technology Excerpt :

The application of analytical chemistry to the food sector allows the determination of the chemical composition of foods and the properties of their constituents, contributing to the definition of their nutritional and commodity value. Furthermore, it is possible to study the chemical modifications that food constituents undergo as a result of the treatments they undergo (food technology). Food analysis, therefore, allows us not only to determine the quality of a product or its nutritional value, but also to reveal adulterations and identify the presence of xenobiotic substances potentially harmful to human health. Furthermore, some foods, especially those of plant origin, contain numerous substances with beneficial effects on health. While these functional compounds can be obtained from a correct diet, they can also be extracted from food matrices for the formulation of nutraceutical products or added to foods by technological or biotechnological means for the production of functional foods. On the other hand, the enormous growth of the food industry over the last 50 years has broadened the field of application of analytical chemistry to encompass not only food but also food technology, which is fundamental for increasing the production of all types of food.

Plant derived Bioactives Book

Plant derived Bioactives

  • Author : Mallappa Kumara Swamy
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 589
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811523618

Plant derived Bioactives Excerpt :

Plants produce a vast number of bioactive compounds with different chemical scaffolds, which modulate a diverse range of molecular targets and are used as drugs for treating numerous diseases. Most present-day medicines are derived either from plant compounds or their derivatives, and plant compounds continue to offer limitless reserves for the discovery of new medicines. While different classes of plant compounds, like phenolics, flavonoids, saponins and alkaloids, and their potential pharmacological applications are currently being explored, their curative mechanisms are yet to be understood in detail. This book is divided into 2 volumes and offers detailed information on plant-derived bioactive compounds, including recent research findings. Volume 1, “Plant-derived Bioactives: Chemistry and Mode of Action” discusses the chemistry of highly valued plant bioactive compounds and their mode of actions at the molecular level. Volume 2, “Plant-derived Bioactives: Production, Properties and Therapeutic Applications” explores the sources, biosynthesis, production, biological properties and therapeutic applications of plant bioactives. Given their scope, these books are valuable resources for members of the scientific community wishing to further explore various medicinal plants and the therapeutic applications of their bioactive compounds. They appeal to scholars, teachers and scientists involved in plant product research, and facilitate the development of new drugs.

Valorization of Fruit Processing By products Book

Valorization of Fruit Processing By products

  • Author : Charis Michel Galanakis
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128173732

Valorization of Fruit Processing By products Excerpt :

Valorization of Fruit Processing By-products covers the most recent advances in the field of fruit processing by-products following sustainability principles. The urgent need for sustainability within the food industry necessitates research to investigate the handling of by-products with another perspective, e.g. by adapting more profitable options. This book covers the latest developments in this particular direction. It promotes success stories and solutions that ensure the sustainable management of different fruit processing by-products (namely apple, apricot, avocado, Castanea sativa, citrus, date, mango, melon, passion fruit, pineapple, pink guava, pomegranate and watermelon), giving emphasis on the recovery of polyphenols, antioxidants and dietary fiber. Written by a team of experts in food processing and engineering, chemistry and food waste, this title is the definite guide for all the involved partners, engineers, professionals and producers active in the field. Explores fruit processing techniques, scale up limitations and economical evaluation for each source of fruit processing by-product Discusses the valorization of by-products derived from different fruits Features the following fruits, including apple, avocado, chestnut, citrus, date, mango, melon and watermelon, passion fruit, pineapple, pink guava and pomegranate