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TOMato COMpositional studies to identify and quantify bioactive nutrient associated with tomato fruit quality (TOMCOM)

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PE 009 - TOMato COMpositional studies to identify and quantify bioactive nutrient associated with tomato fruit quality (TOMCOM)

Start Date: 
01/02/2012
Completion Date: 
31/12/2012
Project Leader: 
Dr Paul D Fraser
Code: 
PE 009

The aims of this project are:
 a) To update information on the range of nutrients found in UK marketed fresh tomato fruit and imported long shelf-life fruit of known provenance, in order to provide information to producers, health professionals, retailers and consumers on these bioactives. These data can be used to potentially optimise nutrient levels.

 b) Report on the quality of British grown fruit with respect to nutritionally related   phytochemicals, making comparisons with recommended daily allowances for the nutrients in question, the content delivered in typical portions and comparisons to known levels documented in the literature.