Editors: Spyridon A. Petropoulos, Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, Lillian Barros

Phytochemicals in Vegetables: A Valuable Source of Bioactive Compounds

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-740-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-739-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2018
DOI: 10.2174/97816810873991180101


Phytochemical compounds are secondary metabolites that plants usually synthesize for their own protection from pests and diseases. Phytochemical biosynthesis is also triggered under specific environmental conditions. They cannot be classified as essential nutrients since they are not required at specific amounts for life sustenance. Phytochemicals in Vegetables: A Valuable Source of Bioactive Compounds presents information about the phytochemical (common and scarce) content of several cultivated vegetables, as well as their health and therapeutic effects based on in vitro, in vivo, animal and clinical studies. Chapters also cover recent research findings about their mode of action, bioavailabity, interactions with other biological matrices and pharmacokinetics. Moreover, the book gives special attention to the factors that may alter and modulate bioactive compound content, including both cultivation practices and post-harvest treatments that aim towards the production of high quality and healthy foods. Researchers, public health workers, consumers and members of the food industry will find this book to be a useful reference on the variety of phytochemicals present in vegetables.


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Celestino Santos-Buelga
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Spyridon A. Petropoulos, Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, Lilian Barros
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List of Contributors

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Root Vegetables as a Source of Biologically Active Agents - Lesson from Soil

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Dejan S. Stojkovic, Marija S. Smiljkovic, Marina Z. Kostic, Marina D. Sokovic
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Effects of Pre- and Post-Harvest, Technological and Cooking Treatments on Phenolic Compounds of the Most Important Cultivated Vegetables of the Genus Allium

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Rosa Perez-Gregorio, Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Jesus Simal-Gandara
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Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) as a Source of Natural Antioxidants

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Ryszard Amarowicz, Ronald B. Pegg
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Phytochemicals Content and Health Effects of Cultivated and Underutilized Species of the Cucurbitaceae Family

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Nikolaos Tzortzakis, Antonios Chrysargyris, Spyridon A. Petropoulos
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Phytochemicals in Asteraceae Leafy Vegetables

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Maria Gonnella, Massimiliano Renna, Massimiliano D'Imperio, Giulio Testone, Donato Giannino
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Headspace Analysis of Volatile Compounds From Fruits of Selected Vegetable Species of Apiaceae Family

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Milica G. Acimovic, Mirjana T. Cvetkovic, Jovana M. Stankovic, Vele V. Tesevic, Marina M. Todosijevic
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Anticancer Properties of Apiaceae

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Milica G. Acimovic, Milica M. Rat, Vele V. Tesevic, Nevena S. Dojcinovic
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Phytochemicals, Functionality and Breeding for Enrichment of Cole Vegetables (Brassica oleracea L.)

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Saurabh Singh, Rajender Singh, Prerna Thakur, Raj Kumar
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Solanaceae: A Family Well-known and Still Surprising

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Blanka Svobodova, Vlastimil Kuban
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Impact on Health of Artichoke and Cardoon Bioactive Compounds: Content, Bioaccessibility, Bioavailability, and Bioactivity

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Isabella D’Antuono, Francesco Di Gioia, Vito Linsalata, Erin N. Rosskopf, Angela Cardinali
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Phytochemicals Content and Health Effects of Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra)

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Spyridon A. Petropoulos, Sofia Plexida, Nikolaos Tzortzakis, Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira
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Phytochemical, Nutritional and Pharmacological Properties of Unconventional Native Fruits and Vegetables from Brazil

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Maria Fernanda Frankelin, Tatiane Francielli Vieira, Jessica Amanda Andrade Garcia, Rubia Carvalho Gomes Correa, Antonio Roberto Giriboni Monteiro, Adelar Bracht, Rosane Marina Peralta
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Author Index

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Subject Index

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