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Health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetables.

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This book has 19 chapters focusing on the beneficial effects of the consumption of fruits and vegetables on human health. Some of the most common fruits and vegetables, their biologically active constituents and their medicinal properties are discussed. Some methodologies used for the extraction, isolation, characterization and quantification of these biologically active compounds and evaluation o...


Chapter 17 (Page no: 352)

Tropical fruit [banana, pineapple, papaya and mango].

The identity and role of bioactives of banana (phenolic compounds, vitamins, carotenoids, minerals, essential amino acids), pineapple (bromelain, vitamins and minerals, carotenoids and phenolic compounds), papaya (carotenoids and phenolics, vitamins and minerals, papain), mango (phenolic compounds, vitamins, carotenoids) are discussed. Their chemopreventive activity and bioavailability and the effect of preharvest and postharvest continuum are also discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Terry, L. A. Thompson, A. K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 5) Alliums [onion, garlic, leek and shallot]. Author(s): Chope, G. A. Cools, K. Terry, L. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Avocado. Author(s): Meyer, M. D. Landahl, S. Donetti, M. Terry, L. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Blueberry and cranberry. Author(s): Forney, C. F. Kalt, W.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 74) Brassicas. Author(s): Walley, P. G. Buchanan-Wollaston, V.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 90) Citrus [orange, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, lime and other citrus fruits]. Author(s): Simonne, A. H. Ritenour, M. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 118) Cucurbits [cucumber, melon, pumpkin and squash]. Author(s): Hodges, D. M. Lester, G. E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 135) Exotics [litchi, longan, rambutan, pomegranate, mangosteen, kiwifruit, passion fruit, persimmon, carambola]. Author(s): Somboonkaew, N. Terry, L. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 154) Grape. Author(s): Teissedre, P. L. Chervin, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 171) Leafy vegetables and salads. Author(s): Toivonen, P. M. A. Hodges, D. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 196) Pome fruit. Author(s): Watkins, C. B. Liu RuiHai
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 218) Potato and other root crops. Author(s): Pihlanto, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 238) Prunus. Author(s): Vicente, A. R. Manganaris, G. A. Cisneros-Zevallos, L. Crisosto, C. H.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 260) Ribes and Rubus [blackberry, currants and raspberry, etc.]. Author(s): Bordonaba, J. G. Terry, L. A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 291) Strawberry. Author(s): Bordonaba, J. G. Terry, L. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 321) Tomato and other solanaceous fruits. Author(s): Simonne, A. H. Nunes, C. do N. Brecht, J. K.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 371) Methodologies for extraction, isolation, characterization and quantification of bioactive compounds. Author(s): Cools, K. Vicente, A. Terry, L. A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 380) Methodologies for evaluating in vitro and in vivo activities of bioactive compounds. Author(s): Thornalley, P. J. Xue MingZhan Rabbani, N.