Vegetables as Sources of Nutrients and Bioactive Compounds: Health Benefits

Authored by: Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya

Handbook of Vegetable Preservation and Processing

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781482212280
eBook ISBN: 9781482212297
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19252-2

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Abstract

Vegetables are essential components of human nutrition. They provide vitamins (e.g., vitamin C, folate, provitamin A), minerals (e.g., potassium, calcium, and magnesium), dietary fiber, and other bioactive compounds (e.g., carotenoids, phenolic compounds, organosulfur compounds). Increasing intake of vegetables and fruits is one of the principal recommendations of dietary guidelines for healthy eating worldwide.

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