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By M HAGG, R AHVENAINEN, A EVERS, K TIILIKKALA

The standard of our meals is more and more lower than the highlight as shopper call for for prime quality items grows. The subject matter of Agri-Food caliber II is the standard administration of plant dependent nutrition fabrics in the course of the creation chain, from box to desk. There are discussions on parts together with plant breeding, amendment of cultivation know-how and harvesting and garage ideas. With contributions from overseas specialists, Agri-Food caliber II may be of significant curiosity to nutrients scientists, agriculturalists or certainly someone concerned with a part of the nutrition chain, either in academia and undefined.

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3 Brassica processing Brassicu vegetables are well known for their high levels of bio-active glucosinolates'. Glucosinolates and especially their breakdown products are potential anticarcinogenic compounds due to the induction of Phase I1 enzymes that are involved in detoxification processes. The level of glucosinolates can be strongly affected by processing. Extracts of brassicu vegetables also have an antioxidant activity. This activity is not due to glucosinolates but most likely to other compounds like flavonols, vitamins etc.

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3. RESULTS The qualitative research12revealed major consumer concerns related to the use of pesticides during the early stages in the production process and to vitamin and taste losses during the latter. Consumer interests in vegetable production and the processes from field to table included soil cultivation, seed choice, growth process, harvesting, processing and vegetable preparation at-home. The results of the quantitativeresearch that are relevant to this paper, include vegetable quality perception and consumer attitude to quality control in the vegetable chain.

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