Improving the Health-Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Products

Improving the Health-Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Products

by F.A. Tomas-Barberan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420076019

ISBN-13: 9781420076011

Pub. Date: 05/15/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Consumers are advised to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, but the health effects of increased intake are not fully understood. This important collection brings together information on the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetables.

Introductory chapters provide an overview of fruit and vegetable bioactives and consumer attitudes towards fruit

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Overview

Consumers are advised to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, but the health effects of increased intake are not fully understood. This important collection brings together information on the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetables.

Introductory chapters provide an overview of fruit and vegetable bioactives and consumer attitudes towards fruit and vegetables. Part two discusses the health effects of fruit and vegetables in relation to specific diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and neurodegenerative diseases. The focus in Part three is on understanding fruit and vegetable phytochemicals. Chapters cover physiological and ecological functions and biosynthesis of health-promoting compounds in fruit and vegetables, rapid analysis of phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables and clinical evidence for biological activity of fruit and vegetable phytochemicals.

Part four chapters review the effect of pre- and post-harvest technologies on the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetables. Topics covered include traditional breeding and modern processing techniques and their effect on fruit and vegetable phytochemicals; genetic manipulation of vegetable crops to alleviate diet-related diseases; agronomy and the nutritional quality of fruit; storage and handling of fruit and vegetables for optimal health-related quality and postharvest enhancement of bioactive compounds in fresh produce using abiotic stresses. The final chapters in Part five look at the nutritional quality of particular fruit and vegetable products, such as fresh-cut fruit and vegetables and organic fruit and vegetables.

Improving the Health-Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Products will be a valuable reference for those working in the fresh and processed fruit and vegetable sector of the food industry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420076011
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Woodhead Publishing in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition Ser.
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTORY ISSUES

Overview of Health-Promoting Compounds in Fruits and Vegetables, I.B. Jaganath and A. Crozier

Consumer Attitudes Towards Fruit and Vegetables, L. Lähteenmäki

Marketing Healthy Fruit, J. Mellentin and K. Crawford

THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Fruits and Vegetables and Cancer, F. Berrino and A. Villarini

Fruits and Vegetables, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, M.J. Amiot and D. Lairon

Epidemiologic Evidence for the Effect of Fruits and Vegetables on Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes, and Obesity, L.A. Bazzano

Beneficial Effects of Phenolic Compounds from Fruits and Vegetables in Neurodegenerative Diseases, M. Singh and C. Ramassamy

Fruits and Vegetables (FAV), Energy Balance, and Weight Management, H. Arguin and A. Tremblay

UNDERSTANDING FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PHYTOCHEMICALS

Physiological and Ecological Functions and Biosynthesis of Health-Promoting Compounds in Fruit and Vegetables, Y. Desjardins

Rapid Analysis of Phytochemicals in Fruit and Vegetables, P. Brat

Clinical Evidence for Biological Activity of Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals, I.T. Johnson

EFFECT OF PRE-AND-POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGIES ON THE HEALTH-PROMOTING PROPERTIES OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Traditional Breeding to Enhance the Phytonutrient Content of Fruit and Vegetables, T.K. McGhie and A.J. Currie

Genetic Manipulation of Vegetable Crops to Alleviate Diet-Related Diseases, A.K. Mattoo, S.K. Yachha, and T. Fatima

Agronomy and the Nutritional Quality of Fruit, M. Dorais and D.L. Ehret

Agronomy and the Nutritional Quality of Vegetables, K. Crosby, J. Jifon and D. Leskovar

Storage and Handling of Fruits and Vegetables for Optimal Health-Related Quality, G.B. Bengtsson and S.F. Hagen

Postharvest Enhancement of Bioactive Compounds in Fresh Produce Using Abiotic Stresses, J. Carlos Espín

Processing Techniques and Their Effect on Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals, L. Howard

THE NUTRITIONAL QUALITY OF PARTICULAR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS

Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables, M.I. Gil, CEBAS-CSIC

Organic Fruit and Vegetables, A.E. Mitchell, K.J. Meyers, and E. Koh

Extraction and Concentration Techniques for Bioactives from Fruit and Vegetables, M. Surbled and B. Mompon

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