Potential Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables
Mazzoni, Luca (editor)
Fernández, Maria Teresa Ariza (editor)
Capocasa, Franco (editor)
As plant-based foods, both vegetables and fruits have been clearly associated with the presence of high amounts of bioactive compounds, and have been demonstrated as having a central role in the prevention of diseases. Many scientists of different research fields have lavished great effort both to characterize the bioactive compounds’ compositions and to deepen understanding regarding the mechanisms of action through which fruits and vegetables exert their health-promoting and/or disease-preventing properties. In this book, studies on the bioactive compounds’ composition of the main fruit and vegetable species, on their health effects as fresh-consumed, transformed products or applied in in vitro models, and on their mechanisms of actions against human pathologies are presented.
KeywordsABTS; bioactive compounds; DPPH; flavonoids; genetic distance; genotypic and phenotypic correlation; nutraceutical value; phenolics; UPGMA; apricot; methyl jasmonate; salicylic acid; antioxidant property; enzyme activity; postharvest quality; elderberry; reishi; respiratory tract infections; common cold; influenza-like illness; respiratory infection symptoms; randomized controlled trial; agrobiodiversity; antioxidant activity; health benefits; medicinal properties; Mediterranean diet; market food trends; sustainability; wild edible greens; organic farming; conventional farming; trace elements; heavy metals; risk assessment; anthocyanins; Fragaria × ananassa; latitude; temperature; global radiation; cultivar × environmental interaction; phytochemical compounds; antioxidant capacity; Brassica spp.; vegetables; cultivation techniques; glucosinolates; apple; royal gala; pink lady; red delicious; smitten; fuji; phenolic compounds; LC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS; HPLC; garlic; Allium sativum; thiosulfinate; allicin; sepsis; immunomodulation; interleukins; rats; hydroxytyrosol; olive extract; olive polyphenols; grape extract; oleuropein; F2-isoprostanes; AGEs; Gynura bicolor; prediabetes; phytochemical; blood glucose; oxidative stress; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
Research & information: general
Biology, life sciences
Technology, engineering, agriculture