Nutritional Value, Chemical Characterization and Bulb Morphology of Greek Garlic Landraces
AbstractGarlic (Allium sativum L.) is an important vegetable crop throughout the world. In Greece there are many areas which have specialized in garlic cultivation through the last decades, considered the main production areas. However, despite the significance of garlic as a food product and the high annual income of this crop, there is a decreasing trend in total cultivated area in Greece, and the local landraces are gradually neglected in favor of new imported genotypes. In the present study, garlic genotypes (local landraces/varieties, imported genotypes, commercial cultivars) from the main production regions of Greece were assessed for their chemical composition and quality (total soluble solids, dry matter content, nutritional value, mineral composition, organic acids, fatty acids content and free sugars content), and bulb morphology. The results of the present study showed significant diversity in quality features and bulb morphology, not only between the genotypes from different growing regions, but also between those of the same region. This result is interesting since it could be implemented for further improvement and valorization of this important vegetable crop through extensive breeding programs within the framework of sustainability and genetic, material conservation. View Full-Text
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Petropoulos, S.A.; Fernandes, Â.; Ntatsi, G.; Petrotos, K.; Barros, L.; Ferreira, I.C.F.R. Nutritional Value, Chemical Characterization and Bulb Morphology of Greek Garlic Landraces. Molecules 2018, 23, 319.
Petropoulos SA, Fernandes Â, Ntatsi G, Petrotos K, Barros L, Ferreira ICFR. Nutritional Value, Chemical Characterization and Bulb Morphology of Greek Garlic Landraces. Molecules. 2018; 23(2):319.Chicago/Turabian Style
Petropoulos, Spyridon A.; Fernandes, Ângela; Ntatsi, Georgia; Petrotos, Konstantinos; Barros, Lillian; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R. 2018. "Nutritional Value, Chemical Characterization and Bulb Morphology of Greek Garlic Landraces." Molecules 23, no. 2: 319.
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