Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 13, 2000
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Small fruits, such as strawberries and blueberries, are rich in phytonutrients and regarded to have high human health-functional bioactivities. The following research areas will be discussed during this workshop: (1) the horticultural and environmental factors affecting antioxidant levels in small fruit, (2) fruit volatiles as related to postharvest shelf life and quality, (3) changes in non-volatile fruit constituents, and (4) olfactometric analyses and consumer perception of these value-added fruit constituents. In addition, novel detection methods for fruit- and microbial-derived aromas to address the food safety issues will be discussed.