674 Horticultural Aspects of Phytochemicals in Small Fruits: Introduction to the Workshop

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Fumiomi TakedaUSDA/ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, 45 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430

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Small fruits, such as strawberries and blueberries, are rich in phytonutrients and regarded to have high human health-functional bioactivities. In this workshop, 1) the horticultural and environmental factors affecting antioxidant levels in small fruit, 2) fruit volatiles as related to postharvest shelf life and quality, 3) changes in non-volatile fruit constituents, and 4) olfactometric analyses and consumer perception of these value-added fruit constituents will be discussed. In addition, novel detection methods for fruit- and microbial-derived aromas to address the food safety issues will be discussed.

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