Book chapter

Mass Spectrometry in Phytonutrient Research

Published inMass Spectrometry and Nutrition Research, Editors Fay, Laurent B. & Kussmann, M., p. 163-234
  • Food Analysis Monographs; 9
Publication date2010

Phytonutrients, also called phytochemicals, cover a broad range of chemically and physiologically diverse, low molecular weight, secondary metabolites. These natural products (NPs) are often non-essential food components which are found in vegetables and fruits, but they are also found in spices and traditional ingredients. Whether as food, spices, traditional ingredients or medicinal plants, a large number of NPs are consumed by individuals in their normal, everyday lives. All of these compounds have the potential to provide either beneficial or toxic effects. These compounds exhibit a wide range of physiochemical properties and need specific analytical methods for their profiling, identification and quantification in their original matrices or in body fluids.

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Citation (ISO format)
WOLFENDER, Jean-Luc, VIOLETTE, Aude Nathalie Michèle, FAY, Laurent B. Mass Spectrometry in Phytonutrient Research. In: Mass Spectrometry and Nutrition Research. [s.l.] : RSC, 2010. p. 163–234. (Food Analysis Monographs)
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