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The fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris, which has a long tradition as a ‘healthy food’; the components responsible for the 'apple effect' include high pectin content, soluble fiber and polyphenols
Apples may be useful in reducing the risk of cancer, controlling DM, favourably altering GI transit times in both constipation and diarrhea, and for cardiovascular disease, as pectin decreases cholesterol
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Popular nutrition The fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris, which has a long tradition as a 'healthy food'; the components responsible for the apple's effect include its high pectin content, soluble fiber, and polyphenols. See Healthy foods.
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The edible, more-or-less spheric fruit of trees of the genus Malus.
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'SCS425 Luiza' apple cultivar was originated from the controlled hybridization between 'Imperatriz' ([female]) and 'Cripps Pink' (Pink Lady[TM]) ([male]) cultivars and via successive cycles of mass selection (Figure 1).
Total phenolic content and antioxidant activity in the five apple cultivars are presented in figure 1.
Performance of three apple cultivars with 23 dwarfing rootstocks during 8 seasons in Washington.
The effects of CA and 1-MCP on the maintenance of fruit quality have already been studied for other apple cultivars (BRACKMANN et al., 2008; STEFFENS et al., 2008; AKBUDAK et al., 2009).
The present experiment was, therefore, conducted to evaluate the influence of CaCl2 concentration and dipping duration on physical changes and incidence of soft rot in apple cultivars.
Baronesa apple cultivar is of high fruit set and little responsive to chemical thinners, similarly to 'Fuji' cultivar (CAMILO; DENARDI, 2006).
Saleh et al., (2009) reported that fruits of apple cultivars Golden delicious, Starking delicious, Star cremson and Gala exhibited significant differences in physiological and anatomical parameters such as ethylene production, responsible for the changes in texture and fruit softening (Nilsson and Gustavsson, 2007) and water loss (Khan and Ahmad, 2005).
Response of four apple cultivars to 1-methylcyclopropene treatment and controlled atmosphere storage.
Activity and contents of polyphenolic antioxidants in the whole fruit, flesh and peel of three apple cultivars. Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutricion, Caracas, v.
The main reason choosing these apple cultivars in our study is their distinctive fruit colouration which is frequently used as a quality index (Khanizadeh, Cousineau, 1998).