Sweet Potato: Production, Nutritional Properties and Diseases


Doris Sullivan

Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC012000

Sweet potato is a short-cycle, dicotyledonous plant in the morning glory family Convolvulaceae. It is a vegetable crop with roots that are sweet-tasting, starchy and tuberous. It is native to the tropical regions in America, from where it spread to other parts of the world. Chapter One of this book focuses on the production, nutritional patterns and diseases of sweet potatoes. Chapter Two studies boron management in sweet potato crops. Chapter Three provides a review of the food applications and health benefits related to antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds from sweet potato peels and leaves.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Sweet Potato: Production, Nutritional Properties and Diseases
(O.A.T. Namo, Ph.D and O.J. Akinbola, Cytogenetics and Plant Breeding Unit, Department of Plant Science and Technology, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria)

Chapter 2
Boron Management in Sweet Potato Crops
(Fábio Rafael Echer and José Eduardo Creste, São Paulo Western University (UNOESTE), Presidente Prudente, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 3
Food Applications and Health Benefits Related to Antioxidant Activity of Phenolic Compounds from Sweet Potato Peels and Leaves: Review of Literature and Patents
(Ana Anastácio and Isabel S. Carvalho, MeditBio-Center for Mediterranean Bioresources and Food, Faculty of Sciences and Technology – University of Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, Faro, Portugal)


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