Phytochemicals in Citrus: Applications in Functional Foods

Xingqian Ye

September 14, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 502 Pages - 19 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498742726 - CAT# K26811
Series: Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals


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  • Provides information on the origin and growing conditions of citrus fruits around the world and their distribution, varieties, and biochemical properties
  • Identifies functional bioactive phytochemicals in citrus fruits and citrus foods
  • Provides information about both traditional and new products and innovative processing technologies


Citrus fruits have long been popular around the world and are a good source of Vitamin C. Citrus also contains many other functional bioactive phytochemicals including triterpenic acids, flavonoids, cerebrosides, amino acids, phenolic acids, mineral constituents, and polysaccharides, which are beneficial to human health.