Special Issue "Natural Products from Fruits and Vegetables: Analysis and Biological Activities"
A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Postharvest Biology, Quality, Safety, and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2023) | Viewed by 4755
Interests: food chemistry; plant raw materials; functional foods; biological activity; organic farming; herbal raw materials
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Interests: plants; development; chemical composition; abiotic stresses
Interests: functional foods; antioxidants in foods; polyphenols; impact of stress factors on the quality of fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are fundamental ingredients of everyday human diets. They are food commodities with a high nutrient density due to their low food energy, high dietary fibre content, beneficial minerals, and high levels of biologically active substances.
In the human body, they are the basic substances that act as the regulators of our metabolic processes, protect organisms from oxidative stress, and decrease the risk of a number of diet-related chronic disorders.
Fruits and vegetables are also a valuable source of phytochemicals that act similarly to vitamins, i.e., they are not synthesised in the body and have to be supplied with food. Fruit- and vegetable-based products are an invaluable resource for improving human well-being and health; however, a great deal of therapeutic properties of fruits and vegetables, and in particular their derivatives, are yet to be discovered.
The aim of this Special Issue is to promote some of the recent and significant contributions to the research of natural products, in terms of both the chemical and biological activity of fruits and vegetables
Therefore, contributions to our current Special Issue, “Natural Products from Fruits and Vegetables: Analysis and Biological Activities”, in the form of original research papers, short communications, and focused reviews are highly encouraged.
Dr. Barbara Krochmal-Marczak
Dr. Renata Tobiasz-Salach
Dr. Tomasz Cebulak
Dr. Małgorzata Stryjecka
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- natural products
- analytical methods
- biological activity
- functional foods