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Harbans L. Bhardwaj and Anwar A. Hamama

helping to increase the availability of this crop as an oilseed. The objectives of these studies were to determine fresh yield and nutritional quality traits of canola sprouts and to assess the potential of canola sprouts by comparing their composition

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Desire Djidonou, Amarat H. Simonne, Karen E. Koch, Jeffrey K. Brecht and Xin Zhao

study on sweet bell pepper showed no difference between grafted and nongrafted plants in the nutritional quality parameters evaluated ( Colla et al., 2008 ). Furthermore, findings of improved nutritional quality of tomato fruit by grafting have also been

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Haijie Dou, Genhua Niu, Mengmeng Gu and Joseph G. Masabni

Chl b were calculated according to Porra et al. (1989) and were used to calculate Chl a+b concentration and Chl a/b ratio. Nutritional quality measurement. Six plants per treatment were randomly selected for measurements of soluble sugar percent

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Noriko Ohtake, Masaharu Ishikura, Hiroshi Suzuki, Wataru Yamori and Eiji Goto

lettuce. We posed three questions: 1) Does continuous irradiation with alternating red/blue light enhance plant growth? 2) Does it affect nutritional quality, including concentrations of sugar, ascorbic acid, and anthocyanins? 3) What mechanisms are

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Anne Plotto, Elizabeth Baldwin, Jinhe Bai, John Manthey, Smita Raithore, Sophie Deterre, Wei Zhao, Cecilia do Nascimento Nunes, Philip A. Stansly and James A. Tansey

explaining only 45.1% of the variation, and PC 2 explaining 32.5% ( Fig. 1 ). The nutritional treatment N tended to have higher scores on the positive side of PC 1, with attributes indicative of poor quality such as grapefruit flavor, tingling, astringent

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Nikolaos Koutinas, Thomas Sotiropoulos, Antonios Petridis, Dimitrios Almaliotis, Emmanuil Deligeorgis, Ioannis Therios and Nikolaos Voulgarakis

several fruit quality attributes and nutritional status of the kiwifruit cultivar Tsechelidis. Materials and Methods The research was conducted in a commercial kiwifruit [ Actinidia deliciosa (A. chev.) C.F. Liang et A.R. Ferguson var. deliciosa

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Gerry Neilsen, Frank Kappel and Denise Neilsen

indicated that fertigation method affected tree size and nutrition but had minimal effects on fruit quality in the first four growing seasons, when cropping was initiating and yields were low ( Neilsen et al., 2004a ). It is unknown whether relationships

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Gene Lester

This article examines the nutritional quality and human health benefits of melons, specifically, muskmelon or cantaloupe (Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus Naud.) and honeydew melon (Cucumis melo L. var. inodorus Naud.) types. Melons are naturally low in fat and sodium, have no cholesterol, and provide many essential nutrients such as potassium, in addition to being a rich source of beta-carotene and vitamin C. Although melons are an excellent source of some nutrients, they are low in others, like vitamin E, folic acid, iron, and calcium. Since the U.S. diet is already high in fat and protein content, melons should be included in everyone's diet, along with five to eight servings per day of a variety of other fruit and vegetables, to ensure adequate nutrition, promote individual health, and reduce one's risk of cancer and certain other chronic diseases.

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Gene Lester

Within the Cucurbitaceae are two genera, Cucumis and Citrullus (muskmelons and watermelon, respectively), with sweet-tasting fruits. Per-capita consumption of these two genera rank melons (11.6 kg) second only to bananas (12.6 kg) as the most-consumed fruit in the United States. Consumption of melons, especially muskmelon and honey dew fruits, is significant from the standpoint of their nutritional benefits to humans. Orange-fleshed melons provide a person with 100% of their daily requirement of vitamins A and C. Melons also are a significant source of nutrients: sugars, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, and “phytochemicals.” Phytochemicals are compounds not presently recognized as having nutrient value. Thirty-eight known phytochemicals are in melons and have preventive properties in addition to anti-cancer attributes. Use of beta-carotene-rich melons is important in chemopreventive trials. Melon production and genetic factors may affect human health-beneficial nutrient and phytochemical quality attributes.

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Zhengnan Yan, Dongxian He, Genhua Niu, Qing Zhou and Yinghua Qu

plants. Nutritional values of hydroponic lettuce influenced by DLI and light quality. Higher DLI increased anthocyanin and vitamin C contents, and decreased nitrate contents, which were consistent with previous studies ( Gent, 2014 ; He et al., 2019