Nutritional Composition Of Fruit Cultivars by Monique Simmonds

Nutritional Composition Of Fruit Cultivars

byMonique SimmondsEditorVictor R. Preedy

Hardcover | November 4, 2015

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Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivarsprovides readers with the latest information on the health related properties of foods, making the documentation of the nutritive value of historical cultivars especially urgent, especially before they are lost and can't be effectively compared to modern cultivars.

Because there is considerable diversity and a substantial body of the compositional studies directed towards commercial varieties, this information is useful for identifying traits and features that may be transposed from one variety to another.

In addition, compositional and sensory features may also be used for commercialization and to characterize adulteration. Detailed characterization of cultivars can be used to identify "super-foods". Alternatively, unmasked historical cultivars may be the focus of reinvigorated commercial practices.

Each chapter in this book has sections on the botanical aspects, the composition of traditional or ancient cultivars, the composition of modern cultivars, a focus on areas of research, the specialty of the communicating author of each chapter, and summary points.



  • Presents the botanical aspects and composition of both traditional and modern plants, including in-depth insight into current research, and overall summary points for each fruit for consistent comparison and ease of reference
  • Provides important information in the consideration of preservation, transference, or re-introduction of historical/traditional cultivars into current crop science
  • Provides details on compositional and sensory parameters, from aroma and taste to micro- and macronutrients
  • Includes data on nutraceuticals and novel components that have proven to impact on, or be important in, food quality, storage, processing, storage, and marketing

About The Author

Professor Monique S.J. Simmonds OBE FSB FWI FRES FLSWebsite: www.plantcultures.org.ukPosition:Director of Kew Innovation Unit, Deputy Keeper & Head of Sustainable Uses of Plants Group, Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK.Qualifications and appointments:" BSc (Hons), Univ. Leeds" PhD, Birkbeck College, U...

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Title:Nutritional Composition Of Fruit CultivarsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:796 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 4, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124081177

ISBN - 13:9780124081178

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Table of Contents

Fruits fromAvocado toTangerine , each entry featuring coverage of:

  • Botanical aspects
  • Composition of Traditional Cultivars
  • Composition of Modern Cultivars
  • Focused Research Information

Summary points