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Conference paper - Peer-reviewed, 2009

Root Vegetables as Healthy Convenient Food

Olsson, M. E.; Gustavsson, K. -E.

Abstract

Vitamin C, phenolics and glucosinolates were investigated in several root vegetables; turnip, parsnip, kohlrabi, Swedish turnip, and long-rooted radish. The content of vitamin C was relatively high, and ranged from 12 to 42 mg/100 g fresh weight (FW). Storage had only minor effect in the content of glucosinolates and total phenolics, whereas harvest date (age of the plant) had major effects on their concentrations. These root vegetables may be interesting for development of healthy convenient food products.

Keywords

antioxidants; glucosinolates; vitamin C; ascorbate; phenolics; parsnip; radish; turnip; swede; kohlrabi; rutabaga

Published in

Acta Horticulturae
2009, Volume: 841, pages: 303-308
Title: II International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables: FAVHEALTH 2007
ISBN: 978-90-66056-02-2
Publisher: International Society for Horticultural Science

Conference

II International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables: FAVHEALTH 2007

      SLU Authors

    • Olsson, Marie

      • Horticulture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    • Sustainable Development Goals

      SDG3 Good health and well-being
      SDG2 Zero hunger

      UKÄ Subject classification

      Horticulture
      Food Science

      Permanent link to this page (URI)

      https://res.slu.se/id/publ/38453