Editors: Luís Rodrigues da Silva, Branca Maria Silva

Natural Bioactive Compounds from Fruits and Vegetables as Health Promoters: Part 2

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-244-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-243-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810824311160101

Introduction

Plants have been widely used to treat diseases, owing to the presence of bioactive compounds (phytochemicals) which play important roles in health promotion and disease prevention. In recent years, advances in chemical extraction techniques, lifestyle and dietary choices for human health have increased the interest in the consumption and study of fruits, vegetables, and foods enriched with bioactive compounds and nutraceuticals. Thousands of dietary phytochemicals, such as flavonoids, phenolic acids, glucosinolates, terpenes and alkaloids, have been identified and categorized further according to a diverse array of biochemical properties. Many of these phytochemicals have been hypothesized to reduce the risk of several pathological conditions which include life threatening diseases such as heart disease and cancer, to name a few.

Natural Bioactive Compounds from Fruits and Vegetables as Health Promoters is a 2 book set which presents a summary of different classes of phytochemicals commonly found in common edible food sources. Each chapter details the general chemical structures of compounds, naturally present in specific fruits, vegetables and grains, their biological importance and mechanisms of action.

The book set is an essential handbook for anyone interested in the natural product chemistry of these common crops.

Part 1 of this set covers details about different fruits (banana, citrus fruits, pears, etc.). Part 2 covers legumes, nuts, seeds and cereals.

Foreword

- Pp. i-ii (2)
Jose Alberto Pereira and Susana Casal
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Preface

- Pp. iii
Luis Rodrigues da Silva
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iv-vi (3)
Luis Rodrigues da Silva
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Bioactive Compounds of Legumes as Health Promoters

- Pp. 3-26 (24)
Luis R. Silva, Alvaro Peix, Carlos Albuquerque and Encarna Velazquez

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Bioactive Compounds from Brassicaceae as Health Promoters

- Pp. 27-47 (21)
Nieves Baenas, Marta Francisco, Pablo Velasco, María Elena Cartea, Cristina García-Viguera and Diego A. Moreno

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Bioactive Compounds of Tomatoes as Health Promoters

- Pp. 48-91 (44)
Jose Pinela, M. Beatriz P. P Oliveira and Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira

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Bioactive Compounds from Capsicum annuum as Health Promoters

- Pp. 92-109 (18)
Adriana M. S. Sousa, Lorena Carro, Encarna Velàzquez, Carlos Albuquerque and Luis R. Silva

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Phytochemical, Nutritional, Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties of Juglans regia (L.)

- Pp. 110-131 (22)
Branca M. Silva, Ana R. Nunes, Elsa Ramalhosa, Jose A. Pereira, Marco G. Alves and Pedro F. Oliveira

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Bioactive Compounds of Chestnuts as Health Promoters

- Pp. 132-154 (23)
Teresa Delgado, Jose A. Pereira, Susana Casal and Elsa Ramalhosa

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Bioactive Compounds of Hazelnuts as Health Promoters

- Pp. 155-179 (25)
Joana S. Amaral and M. Beatriz P.P. Oliveira

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Bioactive Compounds in Coffee as Health Promotors

- Pp. 180-220 (41)
Mafalda C. Sarraguca, Ricardo N.M.J. Pascoa, Miguel Lopo, Jorge M.G. Sarraguca and Joao A. Lopes

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Bioactive Compounds of Rice as Health Promoters

- Pp. 221-234 (14)
Charu Lata Mahanta and Sangeeta Saikia

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Subject Index

- Pp. 235-237 (3)
Luis Rodrigues da Silva and Branca Maria Silva
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