Location: Horticultural Crops ResearchTitle: Understanding anthocyanin: Researcher and educator Dr. Ron Wrolstad
Submitted to: American Chemical Society Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/17/2017
Publication Date: 8/20/2017
Citation: Lee, J. 2017. Understanding anthocyanin: Researcher and educator Dr. Ron Wrolstad. American Chemical Society Abstracts in Washington, D.C. AGFD 180.
Technical Abstract: This invited presentation is in honor of Dr. Ronald E. Wrolstad (Distinguished Professor Emeritus), recipient of the 2017 ACS AGFD Advancement of the Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Award. The talk will be a brief overview of Dr. Ronald E. Wrolstad’s research program and career; Dr. Wrolstad’s discoveries, and what my research program has done to expand those findings will also be summarized. Fruit secondary metabolites, such as anthocyanins, have long been valued for the organoleptic properties they impart to fruit as well as the products derived from fruit. More recent interest has focused on the possible health benefits these compounds might possess. Secondary metabolites develop the appearances, flavors, and textures that directly effect fruit quality. Selections from Dr. Wrolstad’s most cited work on (1) small fruit phenolics, (2) anthocyanin methods, and (3) fruit product adulteration and authenticity will be discussed.