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Carotenoids, carotenoid esters, and anthocyanins of yellow-, orange-, and red-peeled cashew apples (Anacardium occidentale L.)
Pigment profiles of yellow-, orange-, and red-peeled cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) apples were investigated. Among 15 identified carotenoids and carotenoid esters, b-carotene, and b-cryptoxanthin palmitate were the ...
Somatic Embryogenesis in Peach-Palm (Bactris gasipaes) Using Different Explant Sources
Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth) is a member of the family Arecaceae and is a multipurpose but underutilized species. Nowadays, fruit production for subsistence and local markets, and heart-of-palm production for local, ...
Deposition Form and Bioaccessibility of Keto-carotenoids from Mamey Sapote (Pouteria sapota), Red Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum), and Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) Filet
The ultrastructure and carotenoid-bearing structures of mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota) chromoplasts were elucidated using light and transmission electron microscopy and compared to carotenoid deposition forms in red bell ...
Occurrence and characterisation of calcium oxalate crystals in stems and fruits of Hylocereus costaricensis and Selenicereus megalanthus (Cactaceae: Hylocereeae)
Detailed description about occurrence of calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystals in the edible vine cactus species Hylocereus costaricensis and Selenicereus megalanthus is scarce. Therefore, we evaluated and characterized the ...
Challenges for Food and Nutrition Security in the Americas: Costa Rica and its commitment to sustainability
As a small nation with high biodiversity and an extensive system of protected areas, Costa Rica will face particular challenges regarding food security over the next few years. Thus, whatever development model the country ...
Transcription analysis of softening-related genes during postharvest of papaya fruit (Carica papaya L. ‘Pococí’ hybrid)
Fruit of Carica papaya L. (papaya) has several post-harvest problems mainly caused by quick softening that reduces its shelf life. This softening is directly related to degradation and modification of cell wall oligosaccharides. ...
Propagación asexual de azul de mata (Justicia tinctoria (Oerst.) D.N. Gibson, Fam. Acanthaceae) por medio de estacas
Asexual propagation bluebush (Justicia tinctoria (Oerst.) D.N. Gibson, Fam. Acanthaceae) by cuttings
Se evaluó el efecto de dosis de ácido indolbutírico (0, 500, 1000 o 1500 ppm), la posición de donde se toma la estaca (basal, medial o terminal), el tamaño de la estaca (6, 10 o 14 cm), la ausencia o ...
Vanilla protoplasts: isolation and electrofusion
The vanilla plant is an orchid mainly commercialized for the production of vanillin. This compound is considered the second largest natural flavoring source in the world. In recent years, ...
Papaya (Carica papaya) is a semiwoody, usually single-stemmed, herbaceous plant (Fig. 1). It originated along the Caribbean lowlands of Mesoamerica and is now extensively and exclusively distributed in tropical and subtropical ...