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Phytonutrients / edited by Andrew Salter, Helen Wiseman, Gregory Tucker.

Contributor(s): Salter, Andrew M | Wiseman, Helen | Tucker, G. A. (Gregory A.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012Description: xviii, 294 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781405131513 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1405131519 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Phytonutrients | Phytochemicals | Food -- CompositionDDC classification: 572/.2
Contents:
Plant foods and health / Judith Buttriss -- Carbohydrates and lipids / Andrew Salter and Gregory Tucker -- Carotenoids / Úrsula Flores-Perez and Manuel Rodriguez-Concepcion -- Polyphenols / David Vauzour, Katerina Vafeiadou and Jeremy P.E. Spencer -- Vitamins C and E / David Gray, John Brameld and Gregory Tucker -- Folate / Stéphane Ravanel and Fabrice Rébeillé -- Phytoestrogens / Helen Wiseman -- Plant minerals / Martin R. Broadley and Philip J. White.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Plant foods and health / Judith Buttriss -- Carbohydrates and lipids / Andrew Salter and Gregory Tucker -- Carotenoids / Úrsula Flores-Perez and Manuel Rodriguez-Concepcion -- Polyphenols / David Vauzour, Katerina Vafeiadou and Jeremy P.E. Spencer -- Vitamins C and E / David Gray, John Brameld and Gregory Tucker -- Folate / Stéphane Ravanel and Fabrice Rébeillé -- Phytoestrogens / Helen Wiseman -- Plant minerals / Martin R. Broadley and Philip J. White.

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CHOICE Review

Written by a number of distinguished European scientists, this comprehensive, cutting-edge work combines nutrition and plant science centered on a highly relevant topic: plant (phyto) nutrients. The eight stand-alone chapters range from the very specific and technical in the beginning to those providing applied public health information at the end. Each features the structure and synthesis of phytonutrients, their mechanisms of action, genetic engineering, current research on their physiological effects, and the limitations to scientific understanding. Entire (separate) chapters are devoted to folate and phytoestrogens; the coverage of each is first-rate. An appropriate number of figures and tables were included; they inform but do not overwhelm the content or interrupt the flow for readers. Plant technology's potential to enhance the phytonutrient content of certain foods is compelling, with applications such as growing high-resveratrol apples. The book assumes a firm grounding in basic sciences, nutritional biochemistry, and plant physiology. Researchers and educators will find this fully referenced, useful work a go-to source for addressing many complex questions; all readers will probably discover new and interesting facts (e.g., beer is a good source of lignans). A welcome addition to any academic library. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. J. M. Lacey West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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Andrew Salter is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham. <br> Helen Wiseman is Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences in the Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division at King's College London. <br> Gregory Tucker is Professor of Plant Biochemistry in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham.

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