Effect of combined 1-MCP and cold storage on the shelf life and postharvest quality of tomato

  • M. C. Martínez-Madrid
  • M. I. Egea
  • P. Sánchez-Bel
  • M. Valdenegro
  • F. Flores
  • F. Romojaro
Conference paper

Tomato is a very important fruit due to the high consumption of it in the world. From the nutritional point of view, it also presents interesting characteristics such as the high content of substances with antioxidant activity. It has been assumed that regular intake of dietary antioxidants from fruits and vegetables would lead to a decrease in oxidative damage to key structures in the body, like lipids, proteins and DNA.

Keywords

Spectrophotometry Lycopene Trolox TEAC 

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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Martínez-Madrid
    • 1
  • M. I. Egea
    • 2
  • P. Sánchez-Bel
    • 2
  • M. Valdenegro
    • 2
  • F. Flores
    • 2
  • F. Romojaro
    • 2
  1. 1.Dpto. Agroquímica y Medio AmbienteUniversidad Miguel HernándezOrihuelaSpain
  2. 2.Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS-CSIC)EspinardoSpain

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