Functional Foods, Nutraceutical, Nutrients

Influence of Nitrogen Forms on Nitrate and Nitrite Accumulation in the Edible Parts of Spinach (Spinacia oleracea, L.) Plant with Maintenance for Yield Production

  Two field experiments were established during the two successive seasons of 2012 and 2013 to study the effect of different forms of nitrogen fertilizers (urea, ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulphate) and biofertilizer (rizobacterine) on growth, yield and nitrate and nitrite accumulation in...
Kawthar A.E. Rabie
H.M. Ashour
H.H. Manaf
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

The Emerging Australian Date Palm Industry: Date Fruit Nutritional and Bioactive Compounds and Valuable Processing By-Products

Abstract   Date palm is a popular and high-revenue crop, and the consumption of date fruits is no longer limited to the Middle Eastern countries. Date fruit has gained interest due to its nutritional value and taste, and date seeds have recently been identified as sources of valuable...
Sameera Sirisena
Ken Ng
Said Ajlouni
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

An Assessment of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Potential as a Grain Crop on Marginal Lands in Pakistan

  Quinoa belongs to family Chenopodiaceae and is related to well-known agricultural crops such as sugar beet (Beta vulgaris), spinach (Spinacia oleracea) and amaranth and is known to be an integral food grain source in the Andean region, from where it spread to other regions and continents. It...
Muhammad Aamir Iqbal
American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Is Indian tea (chai) detrimental to dietary iron absorption?

  Indian tea preparation involves addition of milk to brewed black tea. It is a well-known fact that individually both tea polyphenols and milk proteins inhibit iron absorption by forming complexes with dietary iron, rendering it insoluble in the gut. However, when present in combination...
S. Gaur
D. Miller
International Food Research Journal

Vitamin Retention in Eight Fruits and Vegetables: A Comparison of Refrigerated and Frozen Storage

Four vitamins were analyzed in several fruit and vegetable commodities to evaluate the differences between fresh and frozen produce. Ascorbic acid, riboflavin, α-tocopherol, and β-carotene were evaluated in corn, carrots, broccoli, spinach, peas, green beans, strawberries, and...
Ali Bouzari,
Dirk Holstege
Diane M. Barrett
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Mineral, Fiber, and Total Phenolic Retention in Eight Fruits and Vegetables: A Comparison of Refrigerated and Frozen Storage

Minerals, total phenolics, and fiber were analyzed in several fruit and vegetable commodities to evaluate the differences between fresh and frozen produce. Magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, and copper were evaluated in corn, carrots, broccoli, spinach, peas, green beans, strawberries, and...
Ali Bouzari
Dirk Holstege
Diane M. Barrett
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Potenciación de la capacidad antioxidante mediante interacción sinergista entre bioactivos de frutas nativas colombianas

Los componentes activos de frutas nativas Colombianas fueron obtenidos a través de procesos de extracción en medios hidroalcohólicos y micro encapsulados en goma arábiga a través del secado por atomización.Las condiciones del proceso fueron optimizadas...
Jeanine Kathleen Peñaloza
Benjamin Alberto Rojano
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Photosynthetic and antioxidant performance are differentially affected by short-term nitrogen supply in highbush blueberry cultivars

Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient for photosynthesis and may influence phenolic compound synthesis in higher plants. The effect of different amounts of N (0 to 38 mM) provided on a short-term (4 d) basis on the photosynthetic and antioxidant performance of highbush blueberry cultivars (Legacy...
Erwin Yañez-Mansilla
Paula Cartes
Marjorie Reyes-Díaz
Alejandra Ribera-Fonseca
Miren Alberdi
Ciencia e Investigación Agraria

Nutritional components and antioxidants of two species of guaje (Leucaena spp.): an underutilized traditional resource

The guaje (Leucaena spp.), a leguminous plant with edible seeds, is a traditional resource underutilized by Mesoamerican peoples. The nutritional and nutraceutical value of the guaje is unknown despite being consumed by rural people today in mainly central and southern Mexico. The aim of this...
Nallely Román-Cortés
María del Rosario García-Mateos
Ana María Castillo-González
Jaime Sahagún-Castellanos
Adelina Jiménez-Arellanes
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura

Componentes nutricionales y antioxidantes de dos especies de guaje (Leucaena spp.): un recurso ancestral subutilizado

El guaje (Leucaena spp.) es una planta de vaina y semillas comestibles, un recurso ancestral subutilizado por los pueblos mesoamericanos. El valor nutricional y nutracéutico del guaje se desconoce pese a su consumo vigente en las poblaciones rurales. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar...
Nallely Román-Cortés
María del Rosario García-Mateos
Ana María Castillo-González
Jaime Sahagún-Castellanos
Adelina Jiménez-Arellanes
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura