Submitted to: Food Science and Nutrition
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/4/2013
Publication Date: 1/16/2014
Citation: Lee, J. 2014. Establishing a case for improved food phenolic analysis. Food Science and Nutrition. 2:1-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.74.
Interpretive Summary: A multi-disciplinary research approach will enhance profitability and sustainability of US specialty crop industries, while improving the nutritional and economic choices available to increasingly health- and environmentally-conscious US consumers. Recent cases highlighting the significant roles phenolics had in commercial and research scenarios are examined.
Technical Abstract: Future phenolic research findings using a multi-disciplinary approach will ensure profitability and sustainability of specialty crop industries, while also improving the nutritional and economic choices available to increasingly health- and environmentally-conscious consumers. Recent examples of phenolics used in commercial and research scenarios, and new phenolic research discoveries are discussed. Despite being a heavily researched topic, there remains a need to identify, develop, and define analyses targeted for specific quality-related plant metabolites.