Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research
Project Number: 2030-41430-011-02-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Dec 1, 2008
End Date: Jun 30, 2013
(1) Establish baseline metabolic profiles of commercial citrus products through the use of modern analytical methods. (2) Determine the influence of cultivar variety, environment and plant health on the metabolite composition by comparing the profiles obtained for these samples to those obtained for other citrus products. (3) Identify diagnostically significant metabolites.
Pepsico will provide the majority of the samples for this study. Additional samples may be obtained from commercial citrus growers or from citrus variety collections. Samples will be processed into juice and stored as such until analyzed by GC-MS, LC-MS, HPLC and NMR. Additional analyses will be performed as needed. Initial data analysis and the subsequent statistical analysis will be conducted at the Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Center, Albany, CA.