Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars

Author: Monique Simmonds
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124080642
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Horticultural Reviews

Author: Ian Warrington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111943095X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Cherries

Author: Jose Quero-Garcia
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780648375
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health

Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080877877
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While everyone knows fruits and vegetables are beneficial to good health, it's increasingly seen as important to know which ones can be effective in treating specific illnesses. For example, which are good for cardiac care? Which can help combat and treat asthma? What are the safety concerns to be aware of when using herbs in combination with traditional medicines? Diet and nutrition are vital keys to controlling or promoting morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, and the multitude of biomolecules in dietary fruits and vegetables play a crucial role in health maintenance. They may, therefore, be more effective and certainly could have different actions beyond nutrients however this science is still evolving. This book brings together experts working on the different aspects of supplementation, foods, and plant extracts, in health promotion and disease prevention. Their expertise and experience provide the most current knowledge to promote future research. Dietary habits need to be altered, for most people and the conclusions and recommendations from the various chapters in this book will provide a basis for that change. The overall goal of this book is to provide the most current, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods and constituents medicines in dietary plants in preventing disease and improving the quality of life. While vegetables have traditionally been seen to be good sources of vitamins, the roles of other constituents have only recently become more widely recognized. This book reviews and often presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet, derived particularly from vegetables, to prevent disease and improve the health of various populations. * Identify bioactive fruit and vegetable options for prevention or treatment of illness * Moves from general overview to disease specific applications providing a framework for further research and deeper understanding * Includes discussion of issues and challenges, permitting critical analysis and evaluation

Processing Fruits

Author: Laszlo Somogyi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566763622
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This Publication presents information about the latest developments in fruit processing . In Volume 1, starting with the postharvest handling of fruits, we discuss all food processing technologies that are applied to fruit preservation. Also included in this volume are other essential features of fruit processing operations, such as: the food additives used, microbiology, quality assurance, packaging, grades and standards of fruits, and waste management.

Struma

Author: Johannes Köbberling
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642883133
Format: PDF, Docs
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Food Composition and Nutrition Tables 7th revised and completed edition

Author: Siegfried W. Souci
Publisher: Medpharm
ISBN: 9780849341410
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Comprehensive data in an easy-to-use format This updated edition presents the huge amount of data needed for effective and accurate nutritional decisions in the production, marketing, and control of food products. It is designed for dietitians and nutritional experts, as well as food scientists, researchers, and manufacturers. The food composition and nutrition tables in this book —presented in English, German, and French — address varying nutritional requirements and allow for the constant changes in the nutritional assessment of food constituents. The seventh edition builds on the strong base of the previous editions by incorporating discussions on select new foods, investigations in bioactive compounds, as well as additional and revised data on more than 800 foods and 300 constituents. New in the seventh edition— Updated figures for iodine Vitamin K, and purines in fish New data on amino acid and fatty acids found in milk and milk products Up-to-date information on numerous mineral values Information on glucosinolates and fatty acids as bioactive compounds in vegetables Additional foods such as spelt, seabream, lamb cuts and loin of goat

Commercial Fruit Processing

Author: Jasper Woodroof
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401173850
Format: PDF, ePub
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• use of fewer additives containing sodium, spices, artificial colors and flavors, and "energy" • continued use of fruits in cereals, salads, cakes, pies, and other com binations, as a source of minerals, vitamins, fiber, and natural flavors and colors An important recent innovation is low-moisture processing, in which fruit, with no added sugar, preservative, or carrier, is converted into convenient dehydrated forms. Development of this technology has been stimulated by high transportation rates, improvements in technology, and revolutionary new packages. In addition to raisins, prunes, and dehy drated apples, pears, peaches, and apricots, bananas are available in flakes, slices, and granules; pineapple and other tropical fruits also are available in new forms. Another low-moisture product is apple fiber sol ids, consisting of cell wall material (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, and pectin) and apple sugars. Low-moisture forms of other fruits are becom mg more common. Commercial Fruit Processing is a companion volume to Commercial Vegetable Processing, also edited by B. S. Luh and J. G. Woodroof; both are being updated and revised simultaneously. Grateful acknowledgments and thanks go to contributors who wrote in their own area of expertise on commercial fruit processing. Credit also goes to more than a dozen commercial companies and individuals who supplied photographs, charts, tables, and data from commercial opera tions. Thanks also to Ann Autry who typed, corrected, and edited the manu script; and to Naomi C. Woodroof, my wife, for assisting in research.