Pigments in Fruits and Vegetables

Genomics and Dietetics

  • Chunxian Chen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Chunxian Chen
    Pages 1-7
  3. Amanda Ferreira Da Silva Mendes, Virgínia Lúcia Fontes Soares, Marcio Gilberto Cardoso Costa
    Pages 9-29
  4. Phyllis E. Bowen, Maria Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis, Veda Diwadkar-Navsariwala
    Pages 31-67
  5. Lílian Cristina Baldon Aizza, Marcelo Carnier Dornelas
    Pages 69-91
  6. Arti Parihar, Erich Grotewold, Andrea I. Doseff
    Pages 93-126
  7. Gregory J. Hatlestad, Alan Lloyd
    Pages 127-140
  8. Maria A. Livrea, Luisa Tesoriere
    Pages 141-163
  9. Chunxian Chen, Angela Roberta Lo Piero, Fred Gmitter Jr.
    Pages 165-187
  10. Christopher L. Owens
    Pages 189-204
  11. Jeremy Pillet, Kevin M. Folta
    Pages 205-216
  12. Claudia Stange Klein, Manuel Rodriguez-Concepcion
    Pages 217-228
  13. Julie Garden-Robinson
    Pages 229-246
  14. Katia Petroni, Roberto Pilu, Chiara Tonelli
    Pages 247-273
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 275-277

About this book


This comprehensive treatise provides insight into pigment biosynthesis and dietetics. The text includes current reviews on the genomics of carotenoid, flavonoid, and betalain biosynthesis in plants and the dietetics of these pigments in humans. Pigments biosynthesized in plants are a source of attractive colors in nature and essential nutrients in our daily fruit, vegetable, and grain diet.  

Deciphered from general perspectives and specific fruits and vegetables, genomics focuses on enzymatic genes and regulatory molecular mechanisms in the biosynthesis pathways to produce these pigments in plants. Dietetics focuses on the nutritional and medical benefits to human health from these pigments as nutrients, nutraceuticals, and disease prevention agents when they are ingested from pigment-abundant plant food and metabolized in human body. This work contributes to an expanding awareness of the dietetic benefits to the daily consumption of  pigment-rich fruit, vegetable, and grain food


Biosynthesis Genomics Carotenoids Dietetics Plant Biochemistry Plant Genomics Plant Pigments

Editors and affiliations

  • Chunxian Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research LaboratoryUSDA, ARSByronUSA

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