This second book in the three-volume Plant Secondary Metabolites covers the stimulation, extraction, and utilization of plant secondary metabolites, which are organic compounds that aid in the growth and development of plants but which are not required for the plant to survive by fighting off herbivores, pests, and pathogens. These plant secondary metabolites have been used since early times in various medicines and food products for beneficial health purposes and are still relevant and popular today.
Table of Contents
Secondary Metabolites: Evolutionary Perspective, In-Vitro Production, and Technological Advances. Advanced Techniques in Extraction of Phenolics from Cereals, Pulses, Fruits, and Vegetables. Carotenoids: Types, Sources, and Biosynthesis. Carrot: Secondary Metabolites and Their Prospective Health Benefits. Applications of Plant Secondary Metabolites in Food Systems. Effects of Food Processing Techniques on Secondary Metabolites. Ultraviolet Light Stimulation of Bioactive Compounds with Antioxidant Capacity of Fruits and Vegetables.