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Forgotten and Less Utilised Plant Species as Functional Food Resources

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Abstract

In Slovakia are registered over 50 plant species, which should be included into the group of less utilised species. At the same time their economical value and methodology of their utilisation are well known by the population of all Slovakia regions. Among the most important species should be listed the black mulberry (Morus nigra L.), true service tree (Sorbus domestica L.) and Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.), which exert several important functional characteristics.

Keywords

  • Morus nigra L.
  • Cornus mas L.
  • Sorbus domestica L.
  • Biochemical characteristics
  • Morphological characteristics

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Brindza, J., Toth, D., Brindza, P., Grygorieva, O., Sajbidor, J., Kucelova, L. (2016). Forgotten and Less Utilised Plant Species as Functional Food Resources. In: Kristbergsson, K., Ötles, S. (eds) Functional Properties of Traditional Foods. Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain, vol 12. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7662-8_15

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