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Fruits and Vegetables Micronutrient and Antioxidant Quality

Author Name : Vaishali Agte and Kirtan Tarwadi


  • Publisher : Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Edition : 1st
  • ISBN 13 : 978-93-80012-52-0
  • Page no : 241
  • Publication Year : 2012

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Food science has emerged with a growing literature about fruits and vegetables imparting greater health benefits to humans. The recent focus has been on functionality of foods meaning thereby of improving quality of diet by identifying foods which boost the capacity of human body to resist disease and enhance health. These alternative medicinal approaches of increasing intake of antioxidant and micronutrient rich foods are valuable in coping up the oxidative stress which is associated with many health disorders such as increased prevalence of diabetes, cataract, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. There is a need to develop awareness about consumption of protective foods such as green leafy, fruit and root vegetables, the intakes of which is far below their recommended dietary allowances. The last two decades of research has brought more understanding of the functions and new roles of micronutrients and other active principles from fruits and vegetables. They have multiple metabolic functions and they are integral components of antioxidant enzymes that protect organism against free radical damage. It is important to know the adequacy of micronutrient contents of diet to prevent oneself from possible deficiency or excess. Although there are some books and reports available on micronutrient contents of raw fruits and vegetables, the data on cooked vegetables are scanty. Further, systematic data on antioxidant quality of commonly consumed fruits and vegetables both in their raw and cooked form are not available. Hence, there is a need of a reference book to educate researchers, clinicians, students and even health aware individuals about the individual antioxidants and micronutrients and the nutraceutical potential of fruits and vegetables available in local markets so as to emphasize their importance as inexpensive and natural sources having health promoting properties. Audience/Readership: The book would be useful to nutritionists, food scientists, home science students, graduate and post graduate of medical colleges, medical and health professionals, policy makers of child and women health as also the homemakers.
Title Fruits and Vegetables Micronutrient and Antioxidant Quality
Table of Content Forward, Preface, List of Abbreviations, Acknowledgements, Introduction, Importance of Vitamins in Our Diet, A Minerals as Importance in our Diet, Anti-oidants.Biological Fire Fighters. Factors Influencing Antioxidants Activities of Fruits and Vegetables, Development of Semi-quantitative 'Antioxidant & Micronutrient Quality Index' (AQI and MQI), Annexures I-VII, Subject Index
Page No. 241
Author's Name Vaishali Agte and Kirtan Tarwadi
Publisher Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Year Of Publication 2012
ISBN 10 No
ISBN 13 978-93-80012-52-0
About The Book No
Binding type No
Book Size(len) No
Series No
book size(hei) 8
Book size width 4.75
Edition 1st

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