Tomatoes and Tomato Products: Nutritional, Medicinal and Therapeutic Properties / Edition 1

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The contributors to this book are authors of international and national standing, leaders in the field and trendsetters. The book covers emerging fields of science and important discoveries relating to tomatoes and related products. This represents a one-stop shopping of material related to tomatoes. This book will be essential reading for plant scientists, nutritionists, dieticians, pharmacologists, health care professionals and research scientists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578085347
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/9/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 665

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1. Tomatoes: Origin, Cultivation Techniques and
Germplasm Resources
Derly José Henriques da Silva, Flávia Barbosa Abreu,
Fabiano Ricardo Brunele Caliman, Adilson Castro Antonio
and Vinood B. Patel
2. Cultivar and Agricultural Management on Lycopene and
Vitamin C Contents in Tomato Fruits
Tiequan Zhang, John Shi, YutaoWang and Sophia Jun Xue
3. Field Trials of Genetically Modified Tomato:
Fruit Quality and Productivity
G.L. Rotino, T. Pandolfini, R. Lo Scalzo, E. Sabatini,
M. Fibiani and A. Spena
4. Post-harvest Ripening of Tomato
María Serrano, Pedro Javier Zapata, Fabián Guillén,
Domingo Martínez-Romero, Salvador Castillo and Daniel Valero
5. Tomato and Flavour
Christian Salles
6. Antioxidant Activity in Tomato: A Function of Genotype
Charanjit Kaur and H.C. Kapoor
7. Carotenoids in Tomato Plants
B. Stephen Inbaraj and B.H. Chen
8. Tomato Lectin
Willy J. Peumans and Els J.M. Van Damme
9. Presence of Zingiberene and Curcumene in Wild
Tomato Leaves
George F. Antonious
10. The Role of Intracellular and Secreted Purple Acid
Phosphatases in Tomato Phosphate Nutrition
Gale G. Bozzo and William C. Plaxton
11. Nutritional Characterization of Tomato Juices
Concepción Sánchez-Moreno, Begoña de Ancos, Lucía Plaza,
Pedro Elez-Martínez and M. Pilar Cano
12. Acrylamide in Tomato Products
Fernando Tateo and Monica Bononi
13. Tomato Leaf Crude Extracts for Insects and Spider Mite
George F. Antonious and John C. Snyder
14. Bioactive Polysaccharides from Tomato
Giuseppina Tommonaro, Alfonso De Giulio, Giuseppe Strazzullo,
Salvatore De Rosa, Barbara Nicolaus and Annarita Poli
15. Ingestion of Tomato Products and Lycopene Isomers in
Volker Böhm and Kati Fröhlich
16. Antioxidant Compound Studies in Different
Tomato Cultivars
Giuseppina Tommonaro, Barbara Nicolaus, Rocco De Prisco,
Alfonso De Giulio, Giuseppe Strazzullo and Annarita Poli
17. Antioxidant Activity of Fresh-cut Tomatoes: Effects
of Minimal Processing and Maturity Stage at Harvest
Milza Moreira Lana
18. Tomato and Anticancer Properties of Saliva
Masahiro Toda and Kanehisa Morimoto
19. DNA Strand Breaks and Tomatoes
Karlis Briviba
20. Tomato Carotenoids and the IGF System in Cancer
Joseph Levy, Shlomo Walfisch, Yossi Walfisch,
Amit Nahum, Keren Hirsch, Michael Danilenko
and Yoav Sharoni
21. Tomato Paste and Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
Magda Edinger de Souza, Walter José Koff and
Tania Weber Furlanetto
22. Tomatoes and Components as Modulators of Experimental
Prostate Carcinogenesis
Elizabeth Miller Grainger, Kirstie Canene-Adams,
John W. Erdman, Jr. and Steven K. Clinton
23. Tomato Juice, Prostate Cancer and Adenosine Deaminase
Aslihan Avci and Ilker Durak
24. Effect of Tomato Juice on Prevention and Management
of Lung Diseases: Cigarette Smoke-induced Emphysema
in the Senescence-accelerated Mouse and Bronchial
Asthma in Human
Kuniaki Seyama, Naoaki Tamura, Takahiro Inakuma
and Koichi Aizawa
25. Proteomics of Tomato Seed and Pollen
Vipen K. Sawhney and Inder S. Sheoran
26. Gene Transfer in Tomato and Detection of Transgenic
Tomato Products
Theodoros H. Varzakas, Dimitris Argyropoulos and
Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis
27. Assaying Vitamins and Micronutrients in Tomato
A.I. Olives, M.A. Martin, B. del Castillo and M.E. Torija
28. Methods for PCR and Gene Expression Studies in
Tomato Plants
Dimitris Argyropoulos, Theodoros H. Varzakas, Charoula
Psallida and Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis
29. DNA Analysis of Tomato Seeds in Forensic Evidence
Henry C. Lee and Cheng-Lung Lee

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