Phenolic compounds and their role in oxidative processes in fruits

Kevin Robards, Paul D. Prenzler, Greg Tucker, Prasan Swatsitang, William Glover

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Phenolic compounds occur in all fruits as a diverse group of secondary metabolites. Hence, they are a component of the human diet although data for dietary intakes and metabolic fate are limited. Their role in oxidation processes, as either antioxidants or substrates in browning reactions, is examined. They are characterised by high chemical reactivity and this complicates their analysis. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-436
Number of pages36
JournalFood Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 1999


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