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Fruit quality of organic food: experimental evidence

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dc.contributor.author Raigón Jiménez, Mª Dolores es_ES
dc.contributor.author Figueroa, Manuel es_ES
dc.contributor.author García Martínez, María Dolores es_ES
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Burruezo, Adrián es_ES
dc.contributor.author Fita, Ana es_ES
dc.contributor.author Prohens Tomás, Jaime
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-09T12:47:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 1843-5254
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/31897
dc.description.abstract The public opinion has a growing concern for food health issues and is interested in the consumption of food of improved quality, which is defined by several aspects, like the internal composition, appearance of the produce, technological/commercial issues, and social and environmental criteria. In this respect, conventional agriculture has resulted in a reduction of the internal quality, resulting from a decrease in the concentrations of nutrients and bioactive substances, as well as in some non sustainable practices that have a profound impact in the environment. Organic agriculture allows the production of food without the use of chemical synthesis products and with practices that are friendlier to the environment than conventional agriculture. In addition, organic food usually has a higher concentration of nutrients and bioactive substances. In order to guarantee that the organic foods have been produced according to adequate practices, in the EU only the foods produced according to specific regulations can be labeled as organic. Several experiments, of which we summarize the results show that organic food is healthier than conventionally produced food as, depending on the crops, organic fruits and vegetables have lower concentration of nitrates, higher concentration of relevant minerals (e.g., K, Ca, Fe), and more vitamin C and total phenolics. We have also found that organic meat has more protein and less fat than conventionally produced meat. Organic eggs also have a better quality than conventionally produced eggs, with more protein and oleic acid and also keep freshness for longer time. All these results show that organic food is healthier than conventional food for human health and at the same time is produced using methodologies that are friendlier for the environment. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Universidad de Estudios Agrícolas y Medicina Veterinaria Cluj-Napoca es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof BULLETIN OF UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND VETERINARY MEDICINE es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Chemical composition es_ES
dc.subject Health es_ES
dc.subject Minerals es_ES
dc.subject Organic food es_ES
dc.subject Phenolics es_ES
dc.subject Quality es_ES
dc.subject Vitamin C es_ES
dc.subject.classification EDAFOLOGIA Y QUIMICA AGRICOLA es_ES
dc.subject.classification GENETICA es_ES
dc.subject.classification QUIMICA ANALITICA es_ES
dc.title Fruit quality of organic food: experimental evidence es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.embargo.lift 10000-01-01
dc.embargo.terms forever es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Biotecnología - Departament de Biotecnologia es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Química - Departament de Química es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto Universitario de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana - Institut Universitari de Conservació i Millora de l'Agrodiversitat Valenciana es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Raigón Jiménez, MD.; Figueroa, M.; García Martínez, MD.; Rodríguez Burruezo, A.; Fita, A.; Prohens Tomás, J. (2011). Fruit quality of organic food: experimental evidence. BULLETIN OF UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND VETERINARY MEDICINE. 68(1):267-272. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/31897 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://journals.usamvcluj.ro/index.php/horticulture/article/view/6966/6230 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 267 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 272 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 68 es_ES
dc.description.issue 1 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 216368


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