Nuts: Properties, Consumption and Nutrition


Isabella M. Davis (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies, Food and Beverage Consumption and Health
BISAC: HEA048000

Several epidemiological studies have revealed that people who consume nuts regularly are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease. Clinical trials have found that consumption of various nuts such as almonds and walnuts can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations. Although nuts contain various substances thought to possess cardioprotective effects, scientists believe that their Omega 3 fatty acid profile is at least in part responsible for the hypolipidemic response observed in clinical trials. This book presents current research in the study of nut properties, consumption and nutrition. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Bioactive Components in Edible Nuts and Health Benefits, pp. 1-57
(Jun Yang, Jiaren Liu, Dana L. Felice, Frito-Lay North America R&D,
Plano, Texas, and others)

Physical and Nutritional Attributes of the Fruits and Nuts of the Shea Tree (Vitellaria Paradoxa C.F. Gaertn) in Nigeria, pp. 59-85
(F. D. Ugese, K. P. Baiyeri, B. N. Mbah, Department of Crop Production, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria, and others)

Bioactive Compounds from Anacardium occidentale Cashew Nut Shell Liquid, pp. 87-105
(Maria Stasiuk, University of Wroclaw, Faculty of Biotechnology, Department of Lipids and Liposomes, Wroclaw, Poland)

Effect of Packaging Material O2 Permeability, Light, Temperature and Storage Time on Quality Retention of Raw Ground Almond (Prunus dulcis) and Walnut (Juglans regia L.) Kernels, pp. 107-127
(S.F. Mexis, A.V. Badeka, M.G. Kontominas, Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Technology, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece)

Physical Properties of Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn.) Fruits, Nuts and Kernels from Different Localities of Cameroon, pp. 129-150
(Bup Nde Divine, Diarrassouba Nafan, Charles Fon Abi, Tenin Dzudie, Kapseu César, Clergé Tchiegang, Department of Textile Technology, National Institute of the Sahel, University of Maroua, Cameroon, and others)

Growth, Yield, Heavy Metals, and Microorganisms in Soil and Fruit of Pecans Fertilized with Biosolids, pp. 151-166
(S.H. Tarango Rivero, E. Orrantia Borunda, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, Campo Experimental Delicias-INIFAP, Miguel de Cervantes #120, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México)

Areca Nut May Kill Cells in a Different Way, pp. 167-171
(Mei-Huei Lin, Shyun-Yeu Liu, Young-Chau Liu, Department of Biotechnology, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C., and others)


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