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Research Project: Improved Fruit, Grape and Wine Products through Precision Agriculture and Quality Component Evaluation

Location: Horticultural Crops Production and Genetic Improvement Research Unit

Title: Cranberry phenolics: a crash course

item Lee, Jungmin

Submitted to: Pacific Northwest Cranberry Congress
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/15/2021
Publication Date: 2/18/2021
Citation: Lee, J. 2021. Cranberry phenolics: a crash course. Pacific Northwest Cranberry Congress. Pacific Northwest Cranberry Congress Abstracts. February 18-19, 2021 held virtually..

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 invited talk.