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Ward, J. L., Poutanen, K., Gebruers, K., Piironen, V., Lampi, A-M., Nystrom, L., Andersson, A. A. M., Aman, P., Boros, D., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z. and Shewry, P. R. 2008. The HEALTHGRAIN cereal diversity screen: concept, results and prospects. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 56 (21), pp. 9699-9709.
|Authors||Ward, J. L., Poutanen, K., Gebruers, K., Piironen, V., Lampi, A-M., Nystrom, L., Andersson, A. A. M., Aman, P., Boros, D., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z. and Shewry, P. R.|
One hundred and fifty bread wheat lines and 50 other lines of small-grain cereals (spelt, durum wheat, Triticum monococcum, Triticum dicoccum, oats, rye, and barley) were selected for diversity in their geographical origin, age, and characteristics. They were grown on a single site in Hungary in 2004−2005, harvested, milled, and analyzed for a range of phytochemicals (tocols, sterols, phenolic acids, folates, alkylresorcinols) and fiber components that are considered to have health benefits. Detailed analyses of these components in the different species are reported in a series of accompanying papers. The present paper discusses the comparative levels of the bioactive components in the different species, showing differences in both ranges and mean amounts. Furthermore, detailed comparisons of the bread wheat lines show that it is possible to identify lines in which high levels of phytochemicals and dietary fiber components are combined with good yield and processing quality. This means that commercially competitive lines with high levels of bioactive components are a realistic goal for plant breeders.
|Keywords||wheat; cereals; phytochemicals|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Journal||Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC|
|Journal citation||56 (21), pp. 9699-9709|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1021/jf8009574|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Funder||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council|
|Funder project or code||Centre for Crop Genetic Improvement (CGI)|
|HEALTHGRAIN: Exploring bioactivity of European cereals for improved nutrition and health benefits|
|Online||15 Oct 2008|
|Publisher||American Chemical Society (ACS)|
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