Special Issue "Antioxidant Systems in Fruits and Vegetables Related to Quality and Health Beneficial Effects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019) | Viewed by 21467
Interests: post-harvest; fruit quality; fruit ripening; ethylene; bioactive compounds; antioxidants; eco-friendly technologies; salicylates; polyamines; jasmonates; melatonin; γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA); cut flowers
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Antioxidants: Antioxidant Systems in Fruits and Vegetables: Pre- and Postharvest Factors
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactives in Fruit and Vegetables
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Melatonin and γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Applied as Pre- or Post-harvest Treatments Affect Vegetable and Fruit Quality Properties and Antioxidant Systems
Fruits and vegetables are known to contain large amounts of bioactive compounds (polyphenols, anthocyanins, carotenoids and vitamins) which have antioxidant activity and are related to health-benefits. This special issue will be focused to highlight the molecular mechanism involved in the occurrence of these phytochemicals and their changes during ripening on-tree and during postharvest storage. In addition, recent research focused on the use of non-toxic natural compounds, considered as environmentally friendly, to develop new postharvest treatments and preservation systems that will maintain the quality and extend the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables without compromising their safety, appearance or sensory properties, and preserving the bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity will be also included. On the other hand, the effects of pre-harvests treatments with natural compounds on increasing the concentration of these biocompounds during the on-tree ripening process will be reported in order to increase the health beneficial effects of fruits and vegetable consumption. Finally, cohort and epidemiological studies reporting the fruit and vegetable consumption effects against degenerative and chronic diseases would be also welcomed.Prof. María Serrano
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- bioactive compounds
- dietary intake
- human health
- antioxidant systems
- postharvest technology
- fruit quality