Occurrences, Structure, Biosynthesis, and Health Benefits Based on Their Evidences of Medicinal Phytochemicals in Vegetables and Fruits. Volume 2

Noboru Motohashi, PhD (Editor)
Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose-shi, Tokyo, Japan

Series: Food and Beverage Consumption and Health
BISAC: MED060000



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Most food nutrition contains the phytochemicals for human health. Carotenoids and polyphenols, such as flavonoids and phenolic acids, might be especially responsible for their anti-oxidative capacity in vegetables and fruits. This volume will also focus on the relationship between their structure and functions. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Chapter 1 - The Health Effects of the Peach Prunus persica Based on Evidence (pp. 1-42)
Noboru Motohashi (Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 2 - Anthocyanins in Cereal Grains (pp. 43-66)
Heinrich Grausgruber, Stefano D’Amico, Rutrada Dong, Klaus Atzgersdorfer, Milena Musilova and Stefan Böhmdorfer (Department of Crop Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences,
Tulln, Austria and others)

Chapter 3 -The Health Effects of Halophyte Iceplant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L. Based on Evidence (pp. 67-96)
Noboru Motohashi (Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 4 - Antisickling Activity and Physico-Chemical Stability of Anthocyanin Extracts from Hypoxis angustifolia Lam. (Hypoxidaceae) Bulbs (pp. 97-114)
P. T. Mpiana, F. M. Misakabu, J. M. Kitadi, K. N. Ngbolua, D. S. T. Tshibangu, B. K. Lombe, P. V. Tsalu, E. K. Atibu, B. Z. Gbolo and C. L. Muanyishay (Faculté des Sciences, B.P. 190 Université de Kinshasa, Kinshasa XI, Democratic Republic of the Congo and others)

Chapter 5 - Pueraria mirifica, the Rejuvenating Herb and Its Unique Phytoestrogenic Constituents Miroestrol, Its Isomers and Derivatives (pp. 115-122)
Youssef W. Mirhom, Frank S. D’Amelio, Sr., Rocky T. Graziose, Richard DePinto, Paula L. Schulbaum, Ligia E. Orduz and I. Sandford Schwartz (Bio-Botanica, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, USA and others)

Chapter 6 - The Health Benefits of Tomatillo Berries (pp. 123-140)
Rao Gollapudi and Noboru Motohashi (University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA and others)

Chapter 7 - Polyphenols from the Mediterranean Diet: Structure, Analysis and Health Evidence (pp. 141-210)
M. M. Contreras Gámez, C. Rodríguez Pérez, P. García Salas and A. Segura Carretero (Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain and others)


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