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Ossama Kodad and Rafel Socias i Company

nutritional value and a better stability against rancidity than kernels from open and cross-pollination. As a consequence, autogamous cultivars in solid orchards could supply a product of the highest nutritional and technological quality to the commercial and

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Michael A. Gold, Mihaela M. Cernusca, and Larry D. Godsey

process, and a lower quality product ( Mycosource Inc., n.d. ; Royse, 2001 ). Shiitake mushrooms are prized for their taste, nutritional value, and health benefits. They are low in calories, glucose, and sodium, and are high in potassium, phosphorus

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Giuseppe Colla, Mariateresa Cardarelli, Paolo Bonini, and Youssef Rouphael

-mediated positive effects on plant nutrition, photosynthesis, and secondary metabolism can enhance vegetable quality ( Battacharyya et al., 2015 ; Colla et al., 2015b ). Ertani et al. (2014) revealed an increase of carbohydrates, antioxidant activity, lycopene

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Dean A. Kopsell, Kimberly J. Whitlock, Carl E. Sams, and David E. Kopsell

quality. Regular consumption of a variety of specialty crops provides the human diet with essential vitamins and minerals, in addition to nutritionally important phytochemicals. Unique phytochemicals within these crops actively participate in chronic

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Carl J. Rosen and Deborah L. Allan

reviews comparing the effects of conventional and organic production systems on health aspects and nutritional quality of foods have been written ( Bourn and Prescott, 2002 ; Brandt and Molgaard, 2001 ; Chen, 2005 ; Heaton, 2001 ; Magkos et al., 2003

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Giedrė Samuolienė, Akvilė Urbonavičiūtė, Pavelas Duchovskis, Zenonas Bliznikas, Pranciškus Vitta, and Artūras Žukauskas

An important nutritional quality factor of vegetables is low nitrate content. Although data on potential long-term health risk of nitrate are contradictory ( Gangolli et al., 1994 ; Walker, 1990 ), some national and international regulatory

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Timothy K. Broschat

concentrations of N, P, K, and Mg were poorly or negatively correlated with plant quality variables and were poor indicators of tree health or esthetic appearance. Literature Cited Barker, A.V. Pilbeam, D.J. 2007 Handbook of plant nutrition. CRC Press, Boca Raton

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Kaitlyn McBride, Richard J. Henny, Jianjun Chen, and Terri A. Mellich

determine the cultural requirements for producing good-quality desert rose plants in containers, the following study was conducted to determine effects of light and nutritional levels on growth and flowering of Adenium obesum ‘Red’ and ‘Ice Pink’, two

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Rangjian Qiu, Yuanshu Jing, Chunwei Liu, Zaiqiang Yang, and Zhenchang Wang

pepper quality is a comprehensive index and consists of interactions among varying single quality attributes. The taste quality (TSS), nutritional quality (VC), storage quality (F n and F WC ), and external quality (F L , F MW , and F SI ) were all

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Chenping Xu and Beiquan Mou

positive effects on crop growth, yield, and nutrition quality have been observed in many studies, others still have found that compost did not provide improvements. Overall, these studies involved different compost derived from a wide range of resources