Special Issue "Sprouts and Microgreens: Phytochemicals, Health Benefits and Safety"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: plant specialized metabolites; natural products in plant based food; metabolomics; climate changes impact on plant-based food production
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Consumption of vegetables and herbs in the juvenile stage has become widely popular in the last couple of years. This is because they are easy to grow, provide a unique taste and present an economical way to get fresh vegetables on a daily basis. In general, we can recognize sprouts that grow for 2–7 days, and microgreens which are characterized by their first true leaves that occur within 7–21 days after sowing.
This Special Issue will focus on the latest findings related to vegetables and herbs sprout and microgreen phytochemicals, health benefits and safety. It will include papers dealing with new findings about the presence of growing and genetic, as well as environmental, factors, which may influence the level of health-promoting compounds. The use of modern omics tools will be highly appreciated. Papers on in vitro and in vivo biological activity and the potential health benefits of extracts or compounds isolated from sprouts or microgreens are also welcome, as well as papers dealing with their safety for human consumption. This Special Issue will include original research articles, reviews, and short communications.
Dr. Dunja Šamec
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