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    Chemistry in the Kitchen Garden

    ISBN-10: 1849733236
    ISBN-13: 9781849733236
    Author(s): James R. Hanson
    Description: Over the past decade there has been a resurgence of interest in growing fruit and vegetables in the garden and on the allotment. Part of the driving force behind this is an increased awareness of the health benefits that can be derived from fruit  More...
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    Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, The
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 300
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.232
    Language: English

    Over the past decade there has been a resurgence of interest in growing fruit and vegetables in the garden and on the allotment. Part of the driving force behind this is an increased awareness of the health benefits that can be derived from fruit and vegetables in the diet. The 'five helpings a day' dictum reflects the correlation between a regular consumption of fruit and vegetables and a reduced incidence of, for example, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Growing your own vegetables provides the opportunity to harvest them at their peak, to minimize the time for post-harvest deterioration prior to consumption and to reduce their 'food miles'. It also provides an opportunity to grow interesting and less common cultivars. The combination of economic advantages and recreational factors add to the pleasure of growing fruit and vegetables.This book covers the natural products that have been identified in common 'home-grown' fruit and vegetables and which contribute to their organoleptic and beneficial properties. Over the last fifty years the immense advances in separation methods and spectroscopic techniques for structure elucidation have led to the identification of a wide range of natural products in fruit and vegetables. Not only have many of their beneficial properties been recognized but also their ecological roles in the development of plants have been identified. The functional role of many of these natural products is to mediate the balance between an organism and its environment in terms of microbial, herbivore or plant to plant interactions. The book is aimed at readers with a chemical background who wish to know a little more about the natural products that they are eating, their beneficial effects, and the roles that these compounds have in nature. Developments in the understanding of the ecological and beneficial chemistry of fruit and vegetables have made the exploration of their chemical diversity a fascinating and expanding area of natural product chemistry and readers will obtain some 'taste' for this chemistry from the book. It develops in more detail the relevant sections from the earlier RSC book 'Chemistry in the Garden'.The book begins with an outline of the major groups of compound that are found in fruit and vegetables. This is followed by a description of aspects of environmental chemistry that contribute to the successful cultivation of these crops. Subsequent chapters deal with individual plants which are grouped in terms of the part of the plant, roots, bulbs and stems, leaves, seeds, that are used for food. The final chapters deal with fruit and herbs. The epilogue considers some general aspects of ecological chemistry and climatic stress which may, in the future, affect the growth of fruit and vegetables in the garden particularly in the context of potential climate changes. The book concludes with a section on further reading, a glossary of terms used in plant chemistry and a list of the common fruit and vegetables grouped in their plant families.

    Natural Products in Fruit and Vegetables
    Introduction
    The Biosynthetic Relationship of Natural Products
    Sugars
    Structural and Storage Polysaccharides
    Lignin
    Low Molecular Weight Natural Products
    Fatty Acids and Polyketides
    Terpenes and Steroids
    Phenylpropanoid Compounds
    Amino Acids
    Alkaloids
    Vitamins
    Plant Hormones
    Chemistry and the Growing Environment
    The Soil
    The Mineral Structure of the Soil
    The Organic Content of the Soil
    Nutrients from the Soil
    The Effect of pH
    Brown Field Sites
    Microbial Interactions within the Soil
    Crop Rotation
    Fertilizers
    Compost
    Weeds
    Herbicides
    Germination of Seeds
    Insect Pests
    The Chemistry of Root and Stem Vegetables
    Potatoes
    Carrots
    Parsnip
    Beetroot
    Radish
    Bulb and Stem Vegetables
    Onions
    Garlic
    Leeks
    Asparagus
    Celery
    Rhubarb
    Green Leaf Vegetables
    Introduction
    Chlorophyll
    Glucosinolates
    Phytoalexins of the Brassicas
    Cabbage
    Broccoli
    Cauliflower
    Spinach
    Lettuce
    Chicory
    Globe Artichoke
    Seed Vegetables
    Introduction
    The Legumes
    Gibberellin Plant Hormones in the Legumes
    Aphids on the Legumes
    Peas
    Broad Beans
    Runner Beans
    Sweet Corn
    Greenhouse Crops
    Introduction
    Tomatoes
    Aubergines
    Peppers
    The Cucurbits
    Cucumbers
    Pumpkins, Marrows and Courgettes
    Fruit Trees and Bushes
    Introduction
    Apples
    Quinces
    Plums
    Peaches
    Sweet Cherries
    Figs
    Berry Fruits
    Blackcurrants, Redcurrants and Gooseberries
    Raspberries
    Strawberries
    Grapes
    Culinary Herbs
    Introduction
    Mints
    Basil
    Thyme
    Lemon Balm
    Rosemary
    Hyssop
    Marjoram
    Sage
    Parsley
    Coriander
    Dill and Fennel
    Cumin
    Bay Laurel
    Chives
    The Curry Plant
    Epilogue
    Further Reading
    The Families of Common Fruit and Vegetables
    Glossary
    Subject Index

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