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Source of Antioxidants and Role in Disease Prevention

Edited by Toshiki Asao

Shimane University


Md Asaduzzaman

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute

Phytochemicals provides original research work and reviews on the sources of phytochemicals, and their roles in disease prevention, supplementation, and accumulation in fruits and vegetables. The roles of anthocyanin, flavonoids, carotenoids, and taxol are presented in separate chapters. Antioxidative and free radicle scavenging activity of phytochemicals is also discussed. The medicinal properties of Opuntia, soybean, sea buckthorn, and gooseberry are presented in a number of chapters. Supplementation of plant extract with phytochemical properties in broiler meals is discussed in one chapter. The final two chapters include the impact of agricultural practices and novel processing technologies on the accumulation of phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables. This book mainly focuses on medicinal plants and the disease-preventing properties of phytochemicals, which will be a useful resource to the reader.

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PhytochemicalsSource of Antioxidants and Role in Disease PreventionEdited by Toshiki Asao

Published: November 7th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72985

ISBN: 978-1-78984-378-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-377-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-711-4

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

17715 Total Chapter Downloads

32 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

63 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Phytochemicals and Disease Prevention

By Md Asaduzzaman and Toshiki Asao


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2. Phytochemicals—God’s Endowment of Curative Power in Plants

By Olayinka Temitayo Ogunmefun


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3. Introduction to Phytochemicals: Secondary Metabolites from Plants with Active Principles for Pharmacological Importance

By Nadia Mendoza and Eleazar M. Escamilla Silva


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4. Free Radicals and the Role of Plant Phytochemicals as Antioxidants Against Oxidative Stress-Related Diseases

By Godwill Azeh Engwa


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5. Anthocyanins-Smart Molecules for Cancer Prevention

By Zorița M. Diaconeasa, Alexandra D. Frond, Ioana Ştirbu, Dumitrița Rugina and Carmen Socaciu


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6. Role of Flavonoids as Wound Healing Agent

By Muhammad Shahzad Aslam, Muhammad Syarhabil Ahmad, Humayun Riaz, Syed Atif Raza, Shahzad Hussain, Omer Salman Qureshi, Povydysh Maria, Zainab Hamzah and Osama Javed


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7. Plant Extracts, Energy, and Immune Modulation in Broilers

By Vasil Pirgozliev, Stephen C. Mansbridge, Paul Rose and David Bravo


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8. Evaluation of Nutritional and Medicinal Properties of Opuntia elatior Mill

By Krishna N. Patel and Kalpeshkumar B. Ishnava


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9. Phytochemical Profiling of Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) Genotypes Using GC-MS Analysis

By Salem Alghamdi, Hussein Migdadi, Muhammad Khan, Ehab H. El- Harty, Megahed Ammar, Muhammad Farooq and Muhammad Afzal


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10. Qualitative Analysis of Phytochemicals from Sea Buckthorn and Gooseberry

By Ana-Alexandra Sorescu, Alexandrina Nuta, Rodica-Mariana Ion and Lorena Iancu


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11. Potential Adverse Effects of Alteration of Phytochemical Accumulation in Fruits and Vegetables

By Sechene Stanley Gololo


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12. An Evaluation of the Impact of Novel Processing Technologies on the Phytochemical Composition of Fruits and Vegetables

By Vishal Ganessingh, Raeesah Sahibdeen and Rohanie Maharaj


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