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1 Efectos de Procesamiento en la Calidad Nutricional de Frutas y Hortalizas Dr. Diane M. Barrett Fruit & Vegetable Products Specialist University of California – Davis

2 Outline of Presentation Fruits and Vegetables – What’s the Difference? Fruit & Vegetable Composition (Macro- and Micronutrients) Effects of Various Preservation Technologies on Fruit/Vegetable Nutrients – 3 Studies 2007 JSFA – fresh, canned, frozen (lit review) 2012 JSFA – fresh, HPP, MW (lit review) 2015 JAFC – fresh and frozen (original work)

3 Fruits & Vegetables What’s the Difference? 1.Botanical 1.Fruit = plant structures that contain seeds 2.Vegetables = other edible part of a plant (leaf, stem, root) 2.Chemical 1.Fruits = more acid and sugar, often less fiber 2.Vegetables = less overall flavor – if any it may be ‘bitter’ 3.Physical 1.Fruits = more delicate, may require seed removal. Maintaining structure difficult, except if freeze dry. 2.Vegetables = more durable, need for peeling in some cases. More lignin/cell wall and structural integrity.

4 Fig Peduncle Strawberry Receptacle Mangosteen Aril Pomegranate seed Outer layer Of the testa Peach Mesocarp Orange Endodermal Intralocular tissue Grapes Pericarp Tomato Placental intralocular tissue Septum Pineapple Peduncle Pedicel Cashew apple

5 Spinach leaf blade Leek swollen leaf base Potato stem tuber Carrot swollen tap root Beet swollen hypocotyl Onion Bulb (underground bud) Brussels Sprouts Axillary bud Asparagus Stem sprout Artichoke Flower bud Broccoli swollen inflorescence Celery petiole Lettuce main bud

6 *Less than 2% dry weight. Despite trace levels, an important source of vitamins & minerals Fruit & Vegetable Composition Water Carbohydrate Protein Fats Vitamins Minerals 70-90% 4-20% < 3.5% <0.5% trace *

7 Key Classes of F/V Nutrients Water Soluble B Vitamins B1 – Thiamin B2 – Riboflavin B3 - Niacin B6 – Pyridoxal B9 – Folic acid Vitamin C Phenolics Total Specific Anthocyanins Minerals Fiber Lipid Soluble Vitamin A Vitamin E Carotenoids Total Specific

8 Dietary Reference Intakes (Institute of Medicine) Vit A (RDA) Vit B1 Vit B2 Vit B3 Vit B6 Folat e Vit CVit ECaKNa (AI) Fiber (AI) RDA/AI (mg/day) EAR (mg/day) RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance (in 1997 these broadened into DRIs) AI = Adequate Intake EAR = Estimated Average Requirement DRI = Dietary Reference Intakes, from Institute of Med & US National Academy Sci FDA defines a “good source” of a nutrient as one serving of food containing 10 to 19% of the RDA or AI for that nutrient. DRIs refer to intake recommendations for various nutrients and include the aforementioned RDA and AI in addition to Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) and Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL). EARs are based on the daily requirements of 50% of healthy individuals in a particular group, while RDAs are set slightly higher to meet the needs of most (97-98%) individuals.

9 Suggested Nutrient Focus? Those that have established DRIs Vitamin AVitamin E Vitamin B1Calcium Vitamin B2Potassium Vitamin B3Sodium Vitamin B6Fiber Vitamin B9 (folate) Vitamin C Current nutrition label based on older Reference Daily Intakes.

10 Fruit & Vegetable Sources - Vitamins & Minerals NutrientEAR RDA/ AI ULUnitTop Sources in Common Measures, USDA Vitamin A µgcarrotcarrot juice, pumpkinpumpkin Vitamin C mgorange juiceorange juice, grapefruit juice, peachesgrapefruitpeaches Vitamin KNE120NDµgkalekale, collards, spinachcollardsspinach Vitamin B mgfortified cereals, chickpeascerealschickpeas α-Tocopherol (Vitamin E) mgfortified cereals, tomato paste, sunflower seedstomatosunflower seeds Folate (B 9 ) µg enriched white rice, fortified cereals, enriched cornmealwhite rice cornmeal Molybdenum µglegumeslegumes, grain products, nuts and seeds[8][8] Niacin (B3)121635mgfortified cereals PotassiumNE4700NDmgtomato paste, orange juice, beet greensbeet greens Riboflavin (B2)1.11.3NDmgspaghettispaghetti with meat sauce Thiamin (B1)1.01.2NDmgfortified cereals USDA National Nutrient Database, SR 23, 2010.

11 Stability of Nutrients in Processed Foods Source: Klein and Kurilich, HortScience 1998 Nutrient NeutralAcidBasicOxygenLightHeatWater Beta- Carotene SSUSUU Slight sol Vitamin CUSUUUUUU ThiaminUSUUUSUU RiboflavinSSUSUUSU FolateUUSSUSSU MineralsSSSSSSS Vitamin ESSUSUUUSUinsoluble Effect of pHEffect of Environment S=stable; SU=slightly unstable; U=unstable; UU=very unstable

12 Effects of Various Preservation Methods on Fruit & Vegetable Nutrients Summary of Literature Reviews: 2007 JSFA – Fresh, Canned, Frozen Part I = Vitamin C, B, and phenolics Part II = Vitamin A and carotenoids, Vitamin E, minerals and fiber 2012 JSFA – HPP and Microwave Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, C, E Phenolics, anthocyanins, carotenoids 2015 JAFC – Fresh and Frozen Part I =Vitamins Part II = Minerals, Fiber & Phenolics

13 2007 Publications Fresh, Canned & Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

14 Vitamin C - Fresh Ascorbic acid degrades rapidly after harvest Degradation continues during storage Refrigeration slows loss Broccoli 7 days storage 56% loss at 20 degrees C 0% loss at 4 degrees C

15 Vitamin C - Freezing Loss ranges from 10-80% Broccoli, peas, 20-30% loss Retention depends on cultivar, processing conditions. Storage – 20-50% average loss after 1 year (broccoli and spinach). Primarily due to temperature fluctuations – freeze/thaw and cell rupture, oxygen exposure. Greater retention in asparagus, peas. Losses prevented by temperature control, reducing storage period.

16 Vitamin C - Summary Fresh retains most, if eaten as soon as possible Canned, higher initial loss, minimal loss in storage at room temperasture Frozen, some loss initially, loss during storage if temperature not controlled USDA – similar levels for cooked fresh, canned, and frozen

17 B Vitamins - Summary B vitamins - sensitive to heat used in canning and storage at temperature higher than refrigeration. Inconsistencies with methodology and data reporting; difficult to draw conclusions. Considering that there are 5 B Vitamins with DRIs, very few studies have evaluated these. More research needed!

18 Vitamin A and Carotenoids - Canning Canning may improve extraction of carotenoids from cellular matrix Thermal processing causes a decrease in β-carotene (peaches etc.) Lycopene is less heat sensitive than β- carotene Processed tomatoes have more lycopene than fresh

19 Lycopene in Tomato Products (mg/100g wet weight) Nagarajan et al 1999 Note puree is 12 Brix.

20 Minerals and Fiber Calcium, Sodium, Potassium Natural mineral content retained Fresh, canned, frozen are similar Vegetables canned without added sodium have similar levels as fresh and frozen No significant change in fiber due to freezing or canning

21 Conclusions – Canned Food Alliance Lit Review Current research on nutritional changes due to postharvest handling and freezing, storage and cooking is sorely lacking. Few studies in the literature followed the same commodity from harvest through processing, storage and cooking. The effects of processing, storage and cooking are highly variable by commodity; within a commodity there are varietal and growing practices. Nutrient changes are often reported on wet rather than dry weight basis. F/V moisture contents change after harvest therefore the nutrient data is confounded with changes in moisture if expressed on wet weight basis. 120 media placements and more than 10 million viewers from CFA study.

22 2012 JFSA Publication Fresh, HPP and Microwave Fruits and Vegetables

23 2012 JFSA Literature Review Focus on effects of HPP and Microwave on nutrient content in fruits/vegetables 3 databases: Agricola, CAB and FSTA 1997 – 2010 publications 734 references found Abstracts of each reviewed, 124 found most pertinent, those reviewed in detail 29 found to be most significant for HPP 15 most significant to MW, 11 to MW drying

24 HPP Manuscripts – General Remarks Most pubs focused on Vitamin C and carotenoids; few on B vitamins. Only 7/29 reported nutrients on dry weight basis. Most studies on juice; few on f/v pieces. Comparative technology – typically thermal, but few stated target (m.o., nutrient, enzyme) 1 report on fiber, none on minerals or lipids.

25 HPP – Summary of Specific Effects Vitamins B1, B2 and B6 – few studies, however results show high retention Vitamin B9 (folate) – unclear results Vitamin C – contradictory - oxygen and oxidative enzymes not controlled; however retention better than thermal treatment Carotenoids stable to HPP, may increase Phenolics unaffected by HPP, may increase Total fiber unaffected, some solubilization

26 2012 HPP Effects – Vitamins A & B Vitamin Commodity and Product Wet vs Dry basisHigh Pressure Conditions% Loss% GainRange VITAMIN A persimmon pureewet350 MPa/5 min45(+45) VITAMIN B1 (thiamin) model soln & juiceswet MPa/25°C/30 min0-10 VITAMIN B2 (riboflavin) model soln & juiceswet MPa/25°C/30 min0-10 VITAMIN B3 (niacin) OJ & seedswet MPa/30°C/1-10 min00 VITAMIN B5 (pantothenic acid) sprouted alfalfa seedwet500 MPa/25°C/10 min00 VITAMIN B6 (pyridoxal) model soln & juiceswet MPa/25°C/1-30 min00 VITAMIN B9 (folic acid) model solutionwet MPa/25°C/5-40 min00-90 various juiceswet500 MPa/20-60°C/40 min0-90

27 2012 HPP Effects – Vitamin C Vitamin Commodity and Product Wet vs Dry basisHigh Pressure Conditions% Loss% GainRange VITAMIN C buffer solutionwet850/60°C/6 hr100 apple-broccoli juicewet500 MPa/5 min3 apple-broccoli juicewet500 MPa/20 min28 green beans (whole)wet500 MPa/25°C/1 min8 green peas (whole)wet900 MPa/20°C/5-10 min12 green pepperswet MPa/10-20 min10 to 15 kiwi-strawberry jamwet MPa/10-30 min0-5 melon pieceswet600 MPa/10 min50-90 orange juicewet100 MPa/60°/5 min10 orange juicewet400 MPa/40°C/1 min5 to 8 orange juicewet350 MPa/30°C/2.5 min0 red pepperswet MPa/10-20 min10 to 15 strawberry pureewet600 MPa/30°C/15 min6 tomato pureewet400 MPa/40°C/15 min29 tomato pureewet600 MPa/20°C/15 min6

28 2012 HPP Effects – Carotenoids Vitamin Commodity and Product Wet vs Dry basisHigh Pressure Conditions% Loss% GainRange CAROTENOIDS α-carotenecarrot (whole)wet600 MPa/25°C/2 min (+34) carrot juicewet500 MPa/25°C/10 min50 orange juicewet400 MPa/40°C/1 min34 orange-lemon-carrot juicewet500 and 800 MPa/25°C/5 min0 β-carotenebroccoli (whole)wet600 MPa/25°C/2 min17 carrot (whole)wet600 Mpa/25°C/2 min (+1-30) carrot juicewet500 MPa/25°C/10 min40 orange juicewet400 MPa/40°C/1 min 30 β-cryptoxanthanorange juicewet400 MPa/40°C/1 min43(+43) Luteinbroccoli (whole)wet600 MPa/25°C/2 min (+75) green beanswet600 MPa/25°C/2 min0 orange juicewet400 MPa/40°C/1 min 75 Lycopenetomato pureewet600 MPa/25°C/60 min0 tomato pureewet500 MPa/20°C/2 min60 tomato pureewet400 MPa/25°C/15 min49 Zeaxanthanorange juicewet400 MPa/40°C/1 min 45(+45) Total carotenoidscarrot pureewet600 MPa/20°C/15 min58 (+8-58)

29 2012 HPP Effects – Phenolics Vitamin Commodity and Product Wet vs Dry basisHigh Pressure Conditions% Loss% GainRange PHENOLICS catechinsapple juice400 MPa/10 min290(+290) dihydrochalconesapple juicewet400 MPa/10 min00 apple juicewet400 MPa/10 min31(+31) procyanidinsapple juicewet400 MPa/10 min170(+170) cyanidin-3-glucosidemodel solutionwet600 MPa/20°C/30 min00 blackberry pureewet600 MPa/30°C/15 min0 quercitin-4'-glucosideoniondry400 MPa/5°C/5 min33(+33) quercitin-3,4'- diglucosideoniondry MPa/5°C/5 min17(+17) Total quercitinoniondry MPa/5°C/5 min26(+26) Total phenolicsblackberry pureewet600 MPa/30°C/15 min10( ) longan powderdry500 MPa/30°C100 oniondry MPa/5-50°C/5 min12 strawberry pureewet600 MPa/30°C/15 min10 tomato pureewet600 MPa/20°C/15 min0

30 MW Manuscripts – General Remarks No reviews. Only 5/29 manuscripts reported results on a dry weight basis. 15 pertinent manuscripts on microwave 11 on microwave – vacuum drying

31 Microwave – Summary of Vitamin Effects Few papers on Vitamins A and B. Vitamin C papers focus on f/v pieces, only 1 paper on orange juice. Microwave processing generally less damaging than thermal to Vitamin C. Exception – OJ lower in Vit C with MW. MW drying resulted in higher Vit C than traditional air drying.

32 MW – Summary of Specific Effects Total phenolics retained better in MW f/v pieces if MW power not too high. Freeze dry >MW vacuum dry > air dry for total phenolics. MW f/v retained as much or > carotenoids than fresh or frozen. Mineral content similar in sun and MW dry. Fiber retention fairly good in MW dry.

33 2012 Microwave – Vitamins A, B, C Vitamin Commodity and Product Wet vs Dry basisMicrowave Conditions% Loss% Gain Range % Loss or (Gain) VITAMIN A apricotswet50-60 Hz, °C~250(+260) VITAMIN B1 (thiamin)swiss chardwetno information green beanswetno information32 VITAMIN B2 (riboflavin)swiss chardwetno information99 to 47 green beanswetno information47 VITAMIN C apple pureewet2450 MHz, 652 W, 15-60°C, 35 s ( ) apricotswet50-60 Hz, °C~260 broccoliwet700 W, 9 min0 brussels sproutswet700 W, 5 min, 74°C10 to 15 carrotswet700 W, 9 min carrotswet2450 MHz, 4 kW, 50°C35 green beanswet700 W, 9 min117 orange juicewet W, min, °C30-50 peaswet750 W, 2 min13 spinachwet750 W, 2.t min106 tomatoeswet700 W, 4 min10

34 2012 Microwave - Carotenoids CAROTENOIDS Commodity and Product Wet vs Dry basisMicrowave Conditions% Loss% Gain Range % Loss or (Gain) β-carotenecarrotswet1000 W, 60°C-90 min or 90°C-4 min00-75 carrotswet2450 MHz, 4 kW, 50°C30 kiwi pureewet2450 Mz, 285, 570 and 850 W, s75 chlorophyllbrussels sproutswet700 W, 5 min, 74°C88 to 75 kiwi pureewet2450 Mz, 285, 570 and 850 W, s25-75 lycopenecherry tomatoeswet1-33 W/gram, 40-80°C86 Total Carotenoidspapaya pureewet2450 Mz, 285, 570 and 850 W, s0 to

35 2012 Microwave - Phenolics PHENOLICS rutinasparaguswet915 MHz, 121°C, 3 min00 protocatechuic acidunpeeled potatowet2450 MZ, W, min14 to peeled potatowet2450 MZ, W, min50 to 84 caffeoylquinic acidunpeeled potatowet2450 MZ, W, min6 to 606 to 65 peeled potatowet2450 MZ, W, min23 to 65 pelargonidin-3- glucosidesstrawberry pureewet2450 Mz, 285, 570 and 850 W, s00 Total anthocyanins kiwi pureewet2450 Mz, 285, 570 and 850 W, s strawberry pureewet2450 Mz, 285, 570 and 850 W, s0 sweet potatowet915 kW, 5 kW and 60 kW15 Total flavonoids brussels sproutswet700 W, 5 min, 74°C15 Total phenolics apple pureewet2450 Mz, 652 W, 75°C, 35 sec ( ) carrotsdry800 W, 6 min125 cauliflowerdry800 W, 8 min114 peasdry800 W, 5.5 min39 potatodry800 W, 6.5 min107 potatowet2450 MZ, W, min4 to 32 spinachdry800 W, 6.5 min42 sweet potatowet915 kW, 5 kW and 60 kW Swiss charddry800 W, 6.5 min86 tomatodry800 W, 3 min91

36 2015 JAFC Publications Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Ali Bouzari, PhD Candidate

37 Experimental Design 6 field replicates

38 Commodities CarrotsAugust 2012 SpinachDecember 2012 BroccoliFebruary 2013 BlueberriesMarch 2013 PeasApril-May 2013 Green BeansJune 2013 StrawberriesJuly 2013 CornAugust 2013

39 Ascorbic Acid Fresh storage: Blueberries, green beans, and corn lost AA Frozen storage: No losses Higher*: blueberries, green beans, and corn Same as fresh: strawberries, carrots, peas, spinach, broccoli Lower: none *Blanched + Frozen Day 90 vs. Fresh Day 10

40 Ascorbic Acid – Strawberries

41 Ascorbic Acid – Green Beans

42 Riboflavin Fresh storage: Increases in corn and broccoli Frozen storage: Losses in peas Higher : Broccoli Same as fresh: Carrots, corn, green beans, broccoli, blueberries, strawberries Lower: Peas

43 Riboflavin – Green beans

44 Riboflavin - Broccoli

45 Riboflavin – Peas

46 Alpha Tocopherol Fresh storage: Losses in peas, carrots A, corn Frozen storage: Losses in broccoli, carrots B Higher: peas, green beans, spinach blueberries, corn (blanching releases?) Same as fresh: broccoli, carrots B, and strawberries Lower: None

47 Alpha Tocopherol – Peas

48 Alpha Tocopherol – Broccoli

49 Beta Carotene Not found in blueberries, strawberries, and corn Fresh storage: Losses in peas, green beans, and carrots Frozen storage: Losses in peas, spinach, and carrots Higher: None Same as fresh: green beans and broccoli Lower: peas, spinach, and carrots

50 Beta Carotene – Carrots

51 Beta Carotene – Green beans

52 Fiber Fresh storage: Increase in broccoli Frozen storage: Losses in carrots Higher: none Same as fresh: blueberries, strawberries, spinach, and corn Lower: carrots, peas, green beans, broccoli

53 Fiber - Blueberries

54 Fiber - Broccoli

55 Phenolics Fresh storage: Increases in peas, spinach, and broccoli; losses in carrots and corn. Frozen storage: Losses in peas, carrots, and corn Higher: blueberries Same as fresh: spinach, green beans, carrots Lower: broccoli, corn, peas

56 Phenolics - Spinach

57 Phenolics – Corn

58 Minerals Minerals can only be lost during blanching Most commodities retained minerals well Slight losses in magnesium Iron losses most significant

59 Conclusions For most nutrients, frozen presents a viable alternative to fresh. Riboflavin, alpha tocopherol, ascorbic acid and minerals were well conserved and at times their content was higher in blanched and frozen stored fruits & vegetables than in fresh stored produce. Fiber and phenolics content in frozen stored produce were similar to fresh in some commodities. Beta carotene was least well conserved in blanched and frozen stored fruits & vegetables. Follow up studies on effects of food preparation in the home are recommended.

60 Thanks for your attention!


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