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Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars Book
Author : Monique Simmonds,Victor R. Preedy
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-10-16
ISBN : 0124080642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Fruits and Vegetables Book
Author : Amit K. Jaiswal
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-08-17
ISBN : 0128127805
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Wild Fruits  Composition  Nutritional Value and Products Book
Author : Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-12-14
ISBN : 3030318850
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Grow Yourself Healthy Book
Author : Beth Marshall
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Release : 2020-03-17
ISBN : 0711250715
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Fruits Grown in Highland Regions of the Himalayas Book
Author : Syed Zameer Hussain,Bazila Naseer,Tahiya Qadri,Tabasum Fatima,Tashooq Ahmad Bhat
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN : 3030755029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Production Technology of Stone Fruits Book
Author : Mohammad Maqbool Mir,Umar Iqbal,Shabir Ahmad Mir
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-01-04
ISBN : 9811589208
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Nutrition sensitive value chain analysis for carrot and papaya in Al Batinah North  Oman Book
Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 2022-05-11
ISBN : 9251349185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Handbook of Fruit Wastes and By Products

Handbook of Fruit Wastes and By Products Book
Author : Khalid Muzaffar,Sajad Ahmad Sofi,Shabir Ahmad Mir
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2022-10-03
ISBN : 100068878X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Asian Berries

Asian Berries Book
Author : Gengsheng Xiao,Yujuan Xu,Yuanshan Yu
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-12-11
ISBN : 1000259765
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Opuntia spp Chemistry Bioactivity and Industrial Applications

Opuntia spp   Chemistry  Bioactivity and Industrial Applications Book
Author : Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan,Tamer E. Moussa Ayoub,Sascha Rohn
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-10-28
ISBN : 3030784444
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Opuntia fruits, commonly known as cactus pears or prickly pears, have been suggested by the Food and Agriculture Organization to be a promising and strategic crop in regions suffering from lack of water. In Mexico, India, South Africa, and the Mediterranean, the Opuntia fruits have become popular due to their nutritive value and health-promoting benefits, including antioxidant, antiulcerogenic and antiatherogenic traits and protective effects against LDL oxidation. Additionally, readily absorbable sugars, high vitamin C and mineral content, and a pleasant flavour make Opuntia tailor-made for novel foods. Due to their ecological advantages, high functional value, and health-related traits, Opuntia fruits can be highly exploited in different food processing applications. For instance, Opuntia cactus fruits are used for the preparation of juices and marmalades; Opuntia cactus plants are used to feed animals in African and Latin American countries; Peruvian farmers cultivate Opuntia cactus for growing the cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) insect and producing the natural dye carmine; and the commercial production of food and non-food products from Opuntia has been established in Mexico, USA and several Mediterranean countries. Opuntia spp.: Chemistry, Bioactivity and Industrial Applications creates a multidisciplinary forum of discussion on Opuntia cactus with special emphasis on its horticulture, post-harvest, marketability, chemistry, functionality, health-promoting properties, technology and processing. The text includes detailed discussion of the impact of traditional and innovative processing on the recovery of high-added value compounds from Opuntia spp. by-products. Later chapters explore the potential applications of Opuntia spp. in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.

Temperate Fruits

Temperate Fruits Book
Author : Debashis Mandal,Ursula Wermund,Lop Phavaphutanon,Regina Cronje
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-03-15
ISBN : 1000067912
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Horticultural Reviews Book
Author : Ian Warrington
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-03-27
ISBN : 111943095X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Contributors ix Dedication: Jules Janick xiii Ian Warrington 1. THe Flowers of Fragaria × ananassa: Morphology, Response to Photoperiod, and Genetics of Induction 1 Andrew Petran and Emily Hoover I. INtroduction 2 II. STrawberry Growth, Reproduction, and Commercial Management 2 III. INflorescence Architecture 13 IV. GEnetics of Flower Induction 16 V. COnclusions 26 Literature Cited 27 2. SMall Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS): An Emerging Technology for Horticulture 33 James A. RObbins I. INtroduction 35 II. AIrcraft 36 III. SEnsors and Data Processing 42 IV. HOrticultural Applications 52 V. CHallenges 61 VI. COnclusions 64 Literature Cited 64 3. LEaf Blackening: A Serious Impediment to Long?]Term Cold Storage, Transport, and Extended Vase Life in Protea Cut Flowers 73 Eleanor W. HOffman, Waafeka Vardien, Gerard Jacobs, and Nicole E. WIndell I. INtroduction 74 II. VAriation in Expression of Leaf Blackening 76 III. PHysiological Causes of Leaf Blackening 80 IV. THe Biochemical Mechanisms of Leaf Blackening 87 V. COntrol of Leaf Blackening 90 VI. COnclusions 99 Literature Cited 100 4. SApota (Manilkara achras Forb.): Factors Influencing Fresh and Processed Fruit Quality 105 Babak Madani, Amin Mirshekari, Elhadi Yahia, and John B. GOlding I. INtroduction 107 II. NUtritive Value 111 III. PHysiological and Biochemical Changes During Fruit Maturation and Ripening 114 IV. PReharvest Effects on Postharvest Quality 120 V. PHysiological Disorders 121 VI. POstharvest Diseases 122 VII. POstharvest Technology 123 VIII. POstharvest Treatments 126 IX. N On?]Destructive Methods for Identifying Fruit Maturity and Quality 131 X. PRocessing 132 XI. SUmmary and Future Prospects 134 Literature Cited 136 5. THe Citron (Citrus medica L.) in China 143 David Karp and Xulan Hu I. INtroduction 145 II. HIstory and Culture 145 III. NOmenclature 147 IV. CUrrent Citron Cultivation in China 148 V. MAjor Cultivars of Chinese Citron and Select Citron Hybrids 158 VI. GErmplasm Status; Regional and Global Perspective 190 Literature Cited 192 6. APple Rootstocks: History, Physiology, Management, and Breeding 197 Richard P. MArini and Gennaro Fazio I. INtroduction 198 II. HIstory 199 III. ROotstock-Scion Interactions 204 IV. STresses Influencing Rootstock Performance 225 V. INterstems 259 VI. INfluence of Rootstock on Fruit Characteristics 262 VII. GEnetics and Breeding 266 VIII. ROotstock Evaluation 277 Literature Cited 282 7. CAnopy Growth and Development Processes in Apples and Grapevines: Responses to Temperature 313 Dennis H. GReer I. INtroduction 315 II. PHenology 316 III. DOrmant Buds in Apple Trees and Grapevines 317 IV. WInter Chilling in Apple Trees and Grapevines 319 V. BUdbreak and Shoot Development in Apple Trees and Grapevines 320 VI. FRuit Growth 332 VII. BIomass Partitioning 338 VIII. PHotosynthesis and the Carbon Economy 340 IX. ABiotic Stress Effects on Canopy Physiology 349 X. IMpact of Climate Change on Phenology 355 XI. COnclusions 357 Literature Cited 358 8. ORganic Acids in Fruits: Metabolism, Functions and Contents 371 Robert P. WAlker and Franco Famiani I. INtroduction 373 II. T He Function of the Flesh of Fruits and its Implication for their Organic Acid Contents 375 III. ACids that Contain a Benzene Ring: The Aromatic Acids 377 IV. T He Inter?]Related Acids: Ascorbic, Oxalic, Tartaric, and Galacturonic 385 V. FAtty Acids 398 VI. MAlic, Citric, and Metabolically Related Acids 399 VII. COnclusions 412 Literature Cited 413 Subject Index 431 Cumulative Subject Index 435 Cumulative Contributor Index 473

Cherries

Cherries Book
Author : Jose Quero-Garcia,Amy Iezzoni,Joanna Pulawska,Gregory A Lang
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2017-07-12
ISBN : 1780648375
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Valorization of Fruit Processing By products

Valorization of Fruit Processing By products Book
Author : Charis Michel Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-09-14
ISBN : 0128173734
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Plant derived Bioactives

Plant derived Bioactives Book
Author : Mallappa Kumara Swamy
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-06-27
ISBN : 9811523614
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Banana Nutrition

Banana Nutrition Book
Author : Afam I. O. Jideani,Tonna A. Anyasi
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-01-22
ISBN : 1839685271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Banana Nutrition - Function and Processing Kinetics covers the nutritional aspects of the banana plant and fruit. The book contains substantial scientific information written in an easy-to-understand format. The chapters include information on pharmacological aspects of banana; banana bioactives: absorption, utilization, and health benefits; banana pseudo-stem fiber: preparation, characteristics, and applications; banana drying kinetics and technologies; and integrating text mining and network analysis for topic detection from published articles on banana sensory characteristics. All the chapters contain recent advances in science and technology regarding the banana that will appeal to farmers, plant breeders, food industry, investors, and consumers as well as students and researchers. Readers will harness valuable information about the banana in controlling food security and non-communicable nutrition-related human illnesses.

The Lychee Biotechnology

The Lychee Biotechnology Book
Author : Manoj Kumar,Vivek Kumar,Ram Prasad,Ajit Varma
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-03-27
ISBN : 9811036446
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides systematic information on the lychee and modern tools to promote its sustainable growth and development. Including dedicated chapters on the evolution and diversification of the lychee, it highlights its genetic makeup and reciprocal exogenous factors, addressing the narrow genetic pool and lack of natural biodiversity. It also discusses issues related to post-harvest losses and robust approaches at the commercial level. Further, the book offers insights on in vitro propagation methods and prospective transgenic approaches for selected lychee cultivars. Chapters on the production of bioactive compounds and their enhancement through genetic transformation and elicitation are also included, reflecting the latest advances in the field of lychee biotechnology. Lastly, the book explores the use of molecular marker techniques to achieve the desired improvements in fruit trees’ medicinal and aesthetic value.

Application of Analytical Chemistry to Foods and Food Technology

Application of Analytical Chemistry to Foods and Food Technology Book
Author : Daniele Naviglio,Monica Gallo
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2021-02-22
ISBN : 3039434608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Innovative Biosystems Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture Forestry and Food Production

Innovative Biosystems Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture  Forestry and Food Production Book
Author : Antonio Coppola,Giovanni Carlo Di Renzo,Giuseppe Altieri,Paola D'Antonio
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-03-19
ISBN : 3030392996
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of innovative biosystems engineering for sustainable agriculture, forestry and food production. Focusing on the challenges of implementing sustainability in various contexts in the fields of biosystems engineering, it shows how the research has addressed the sustainable use of renewable and non-renewable resources. It also presents possible solutions to help achieve sustainable production. The Mid-Term Conference of the Italian Association of Agricultural Engineering (AIIA) is part of a series of conferences, seminars and meetings that the AIIA organizes, together with other public and private stakeholders, to promote the creation and dissemination of new knowledge in the sector. The contributions included in the book were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process, and offer an extensive and multidisciplinary overview of interesting solutions in the field of innovative biosystems engineering for sustainable agriculture.

Advances in Fig Research and Sustainable Production

Advances in Fig Research and Sustainable Production Book
Author : Moshe A. Flaishman,Uygun Aksoy
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2022-05-25
ISBN : 1789242479
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The common fig (Ficus carica L.) is one of the oldest fruits domesticated by humans, and is native to southwest Asia and the Mediterranean. Figs have been associated with health and prosperity since ancient times. They are rich in fibre, potassium, calcium, and iron, as well as being an important source of vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants. In recent years, increased consumption has caused fig production to shift to new countries such as Mexico, Brazil, India, and China. However, fig is a challenging fruit crop to grow. It is susceptible to insect pests and diseases as well as injuries from abiotic stress during fruit development and ripening. As a delicate fruit it also requires complicated postharvest procedures and climate change presents additional challenges. This volume serves as a comprehensive reference for current and future practices of fig production, consumption, research and innovation, and is essential for academic researchers, and those involved in research and development in the fig industry.