Posts made in novembre, 2012

Our cup of tea

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in News

Our cup of tea

We love tea: it’s good, it’s a traditional beverage, it comes in many colours, features and kinds, it’s a phytochemically protean drink, it’s healthy and above all it epitomizes the perfect source of dietary polyphenols. So, we’ve been quite happy to write a chapter on bioavailability of flavan-3-ols from green tea in this recently published book from Elsevier entitled “Tea in Health and Disease Prevention” and edited by Victor Preedy. The volume is a comprehensive manual that includes the state-of-the art on the science of...

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The 6th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health website is on air!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in News

The 6th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health website is on air!

The 2013 ICPH will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, next October! The website is in preparation, but open to the public. We are pleased to be part of the International Scientific Advisory Board (Daniele) and we hope we can meet you there. The words of the congress chair: We would like to invite you to the ICPH-6 in Buenos Aires, which will be held October 16-19, 2013. Research on polyphenols and related phytochemicals has flourished in the last decades. The understanding of why fruits and vegetables benefit human and animal health remains a target of basic and applied sciences....

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Valpolicella wines and brand-depenent volatile fingerprinting

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in News

Valpolicella wines and brand-depenent volatile fingerprinting

The possibility to univocally identify a wine from its metabolomic volatile fingerprint is intriguing and open challenging issues concerning quality and typicality evaluation. In recent years in fact, wine consumers have been more and more oriented towards purchasing high quality standard products. Within this contest, the identification of geographical origin exerts undoubted commercial attraction, in particular, when product typologies are referring to it explicitly, like quality wines produced in determined regions (PDO wines), as this may provide criteria for wine price and guarantees of...

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The artificial tanning of tomatoes

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in News

The artificial tanning of tomatoes

Due to the limited caloric supply and the high content of minerals, vitamins and antioxidant compounds, tomato fruit is an esteemed “functional fruit” whose contribution to the diet can go beyond basic nutritional requirements. However, tomatoes are climateric fruits whose texture and phytochemical content can vary after they have been picked up from the plant. Thus, some of their organoleptic and nutitional traits can be modulated by exposing them to some kind of stress, like the irradiation with UV-B light. In a research that involved LS9 group, we have found that redness and...

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