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Tomatoes and Tomato Products

Nutritional, Medicinal and Therapeutic Properties, 1st Edition

Edited by V R Preedy, Ronald R. Watson

CRC Press

665 pages

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The contributors to this book are authors of international and national standing, leaders in the field and trendsetters. The book covers emerging fields of science and important discoveries relating to tomatoes and related products. This represents a one-stop shopping of material related to tomatoes. This book will be essential reading for plant scientists, nutritionists, dieticians, pharmacologists, health care professionals and research scientists.

Table of Contents



List of Contributors




1. Tomatoes: Origin, Cultivation Techniques and

Germplasm Resources

Derly José Henriques da Silva, Flávia Barbosa Abreu,

Fabiano Ricardo Brunele Caliman, Adilson Castro Antonio

and Vinood B. Patel

2. Cultivar and Agricultural Management on Lycopene and

Vitamin C Contents in Tomato Fruits

Tiequan Zhang, John Shi, YutaoWang and Sophia Jun Xue

3. Field Trials of Genetically Modified Tomato:

Fruit Quality and Productivity

G.L. Rotino, T. Pandolfini, R. Lo Scalzo, E. Sabatini,

M. Fibiani and A. Spena

4. Post-harvest Ripening of Tomato

María Serrano, Pedro Javier Zapata, Fabián Guillén,

Domingo Martínez-Romero, Salvador Castillo and Daniel Valero

5. Tomato and Flavour

Christian Salles

6. Antioxidant Activity in Tomato: A Function of Genotype

Charanjit Kaur and H.C. Kapoor

7. Carotenoids in Tomato Plants

B. Stephen Inbaraj and B.H. Chen

8. Tomato Lectin

Willy J. Peumans and Els J.M. Van Damme

9. Presence of Zingiberene and Curcumene in Wild

Tomato Leaves

George F. Antonious

10. The Role of Intracellular and Secreted Purple Acid

Phosphatases in Tomato Phosphate Nutrition

Gale G. Bozzo and William C. Plaxton

11. Nutritional Characterization of Tomato Juices

Concepción Sánchez-Moreno, Begoña de Ancos, Lucía Plaza,

Pedro Elez-Martínez and M. Pilar Cano

12. Acrylamide in Tomato Products

Fernando Tateo and Monica Bononi




13. Tomato Leaf Crude Extracts for Insects and Spider Mite


George F. Antonious and John C. Snyder

14. Bioactive Polysaccharides from Tomato

Giuseppina Tommonaro, Alfonso De Giulio, Giuseppe Strazzullo,

Salvatore De Rosa, Barbara Nicolaus and Annarita Poli

15. Ingestion of Tomato Products and Lycopene Isomers in


Volker Böhm and Kati Fröhlich

16. Antioxidant Compound Studies in Different

Tomato Cultivars

Giuseppina Tommonaro, Barbara Nicolaus, Rocco De Prisco,

Alfonso De Giulio, Giuseppe Strazzullo and Annarita Poli

17. Antioxidant Activity of Fresh-cut Tomatoes: Effects

of Minimal Processing and Maturity Stage at Harvest

Milza Moreira Lana

18. Tomato and Anticancer Properties of Saliva

Masahiro Toda and Kanehisa Morimoto

19. DNA Strand Breaks and Tomatoes

Karlis Briviba

20. Tomato Carotenoids and the IGF System in Cancer

Joseph Levy, Shlomo Walfisch, Yossi Walfisch,

Amit Nahum, Keren Hirsch, Michael Danilenko

and Yoav Sharoni

21. Tomato Paste and Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Magda Edinger de Souza, Walter José Koff and

Tania Weber Furlanetto

22. Tomatoes and Components as Modulators of Experimental

Prostate Carcinogenesis

Elizabeth Miller Grainger, Kirstie Canene-Adams,

John W. Erdman, Jr. and Steven K. Clinton

23. Tomato Juice, Prostate Cancer and Adenosine Deaminase


Aslihan Avci and Ilker Durak

24. Effect of Tomato Juice on Prevention and Management

of Lung Diseases: Cigarette Smoke-induced Emphysema

in the Senescence-accelerated Mouse and Bronchial

Asthma in Human

Kuniaki Seyama, Naoaki Tamura, Takahiro Inakuma

and Koichi Aizawa



25. Proteomics of Tomato Seed and Pollen

Vipen K. Sawhney and Inder S. Sheoran

26. Gene Transfer in Tomato and Detection of Transgenic

Tomato Products

Theodoros H. Varzakas, Dimitris Argyropoulos and

Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis

27. Assaying Vitamins and Micronutrients in Tomato

A.I. Olives, M.A. Martin, B. del Castillo and M.E. Torija

28. Methods for PCR and Gene Expression Studies in

Tomato Plants

Dimitris Argyropoulos, Theodoros H. Varzakas, Charoula

Psallida and Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis

29. DNA Analysis of Tomato Seeds in Forensic Evidence

Henry C. Lee and Cheng-Lung Lee


About the Editors

Victor R. Preedy is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at King's College London, UK. He directs studies on food, health and toxicity. Professor Preedy gained his PhD. in 1981, and his DSc. in 1993. Professor Preedy is a Fellow of The Royal College of Pathologists (elected in 2000), The Royal Society for The Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health (2004).

Ronald Ross Watson is Professor of Health Promotion Sciences, at The University of Arizona, USA. He directs studies on immune function and cardiovascular disease. Professor Watson gained his PhD. in 1971. He has worked at a number of distinguished institutions including the Harvard School of Public Health. Professor Watson is an eminent member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. He has edited over 70 books, especially in nutrition and food science.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General