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Detection and quantification of melatonin and serotonin in eight Sweet Cherry cultivars (Prunus avium L.)
Melatonin functions as a free radical scavenger and controls the regulation of the sleep–wake cycle in mammals, while serotonin is the main intermediate in melatonin biosynthesis. In this paper,Expand
Sweet cherry phytochemicals: Identification and characterization by HPLC-DAD/ESI-MS in six sweet-cherry cultivars grown in Valle del Jerte (Spain)
Abstract Individual anthocyanin pigments and phenolic compounds were isolated, identified and quantified in six different sweet-cherry cultivars ( Prunus avium L.) grown in Valle del Jerte areaExpand
Physicochemical and nutritional properties and volatile constituents of six Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) cultivars
The aim of this study is to contribute to the qualitative characterisation of six cultivars of Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.), i.e. ‘Black Amber’, ‘Suplumeleven’, ‘Fortune’, ‘Larry Ann’,Expand
Physicochemical and bioactive properties evolution during ripening of 'Ambrunés' sweet cherry cultivar
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to present a study of the development of the principal bioactive compounds and the physicochemical properties of the ‘Ambrunes’ Picota sweet cherry cultivarExpand
Jerte Valley cherry-enriched diets improve nocturnal rest and increase 6-sulfatoxymelatonin and total antioxidant capacity in the urine of middle-aged and elderly humans.
Tryptophan, serotonin, and melatonin, present in Jerte Valley cherries, participate in sleep regulation and exhibit antioxidant properties. The effect of the intake of seven different Jerte ValleyExpand
Lycopene and β-Carotene Extraction from Tomato Processing Waste Using Supercritical CO2
Tomato skins and their mixtures with seeds were submitted to supercritical CO2 extraction using a flow apparatus at pressures of 250 and 300 bar and temperatures of 60 and 80 °C. Two different meanExpand
A jerte valley cherry product provides beneficial effects on sleep quality. Influence on aging
ObjectiveIn the present work, we evaluated the effect of the intake of a Jerte Valley cherry-based product (JVCP), compared to a placebo product, on sleep quality, urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatoninExpand
Characterization of traditional tomato varieties grown in organic conditions
Organic horticulture is a sustainable agricultural model that can provide high quality products and allows conservation of genetic diversity. Traditional tomato varieties are well adapted to organicExpand
Quality characteristics of different red pepper cultivars (Capsicum annuum L.) for hot paprika production
Twelve hybrids obtained by crossing of different Hungarian cultivars and the Spanish ‘Jaranda’, ‘Jariza’ and ‘Jeromín’ have been studied. The aim of this work was to select those peppers with highExpand
Different postharvest strategies to preserve broccoli quality during storage and shelf life: controlled atmosphere and 1-MCP.
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) is a vegetable that requires the application of postharvest techniques to extend its marketability. Controlled atmosphere and 1-MCP treatments are most usedExpand