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Research Project: Improving the Quality of Grapes, Other Fruits, and their Products through Agricultural Management

Location: Horticultural Crops Research Unit

Title: Cranberry phenolics: A refresher

item Lee, Jungmin

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/23/2018
Publication Date: 1/31/2019
Citation: Lee, J. 2019. Cranberry phenolics: A refresher. Abstract for 2019 Cranberry School on 1/31/19 in Bandon, OR.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A brief overview of phenolics found in cranberry will be presented. Phenolics are the secondary metabolites of plants, and a very diverse group of compounds. They have been attributed to several plant functions: protection from UV radiation, pigmentation, anti-fungal properties, nodule production, and attraction of pollinators and seed dispersers. The phenolic composition and content of cranberry fruit, and resulting products, are influenced by many factors, including cultivar, environment, field management practices, and food processing practices. An attempt will also be made to clarify cranberry phenolics terminology in this talk. This talk was canceled due to Government shutdown.