Similarities between quality and health promoting compounds as a result to stress

L.M.M. Tijskens, M. Simcic, R.E. Schouten

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Antioxidants are produce by plants as a defence mechanism against stress. It is not unlikely that quality related properties are related to that stress induced production system (secondary metabolites). Based on purely theoretical considerations and on scarce information from literature and experts, a highly speculative model was developed to investigate the possible importance of stress levels on the production of health promoting compounds and quality related properties. Simulations with that model, using completely arbitrary parameter values showed that a relation exist between applied stress and production of these beneficiary compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEffects of pre- and post-harvest factors on health promoting components and quality of fruit and vegetabless
Place of PublicationSkierniewice
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventCost 924 -
Duration: 22 May 200723 May 2007


ConferenceCost 924


  • antioxidants
  • modelling
  • theoretical considerations


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