Variability research of chemoprotective compounds in onion (Allium cepa L.) induced by agroenvironmental and technological factors

Supervisor: doc. Ing. Judita Lidiková, PhD.

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Project description:
The genus Allium is the largest and most important representative of the family Alliaceae, which consists of 450 species and is widely distributed in the northern hemisphere. They are consumed as fresh or in a technologically modified form. Thegenus Allium is an important source of compounds beneficial to human such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, and S-alkenylcysteinsulfoxide. The contents of all components is affected by many factors, which significantly affect qualitative parameters of Allium bulbs. The many epidemiological studies suggest that the consumption of onions, garlic, leeks, shallots and chives helps in the treatment and prevention of many diseases, including cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and disorders of the digestive tract.
Kind of project:
Department of Chemistry (FBFS)
Project identification:VEGA 1/0290/14
Project status:Completed
Project start date :
01. 01. 2014
Project close date:
31. 12. 2016
Number of workers in the project:
Number of official workers in the project:0