A Review on Fruit Metabolomics
J Agri Food Nutr
Fruits are produced and consumed not only because of their commercial and economic importance but also because they are essential and vital for human nutrition due to having their sugars, organic acids, pigments, volatiles and other nutraceutical compounds. They are a rich in bioactive metabolites, such as vitamins, minerals, and phenolic compounds, mainly anthocyanins. Numerous in vitro and in vivo studies indicated the health effects of fruits and their function as bioactive modulators of various cell functions associated with oxidative stress. So, fruits are play an important role and essential part of our diet and to grow nutrient-rich varieties with metabolite content is vital importance. Currently, hundreds of substances, including primary and secondary metabolites have been detected in fruits. Analysis of fruit metabolomics are not only important for growers, consumers are interests for food industry, also. In this paper, it was aimed to give information and discuss on advanced metabolomic analysis methodologies in fruits.
Keywords: Fruit; Metabolomic Analysis; Chromatography