Acta Horticulturae
Friedman, H., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Rot, I., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Agami, O., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Vinokur, Y., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Rodov, V., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Reznick, N., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Umiel, N., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Dori, I., Havat Hbsor, Mop Darom, 85400, Israel
Ganot, L., Havat Hbsor, Mop Darom, 85400, Israel
Shmuel, D., Havat Hbsor, Mop Darom, 85400, Israel
Matan, E., Havat Hbsor, Mop Darom, 85400, Israel
We have investigated several cultivars from amongst the genus Begonia, Tropaeolum, and Rosa that have flowers with an acceptable taste. The yield, postharvest performance and antioxidants levels of Begonia and Tropaeolum cultivars were characterized. Previously these parameters have been investigated for several Rosa cultivars (Friedman et al., 2007). Results suggest that the cultivars we have investigated have potential to be cultivated as edible flowers. Postharvest storage for 7-8 days did not reduce antioxidant levels. In addition, we have determined previously that rose petals contain relatively high levels of antioxidants, which can attribute to their development as a new crop with significant health benefits.
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Friedman, H., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Rot, I., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Agami, O., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Vinokur, Y., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Rodov, V., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Reznick, N., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Umiel, N., Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, Volcani Center, ARO, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Dori, I., Havat Hbsor, Mop Darom, 85400, Israel
Ganot, L., Havat Hbsor, Mop Darom, 85400, Israel
Shmuel, D., Havat Hbsor, Mop Darom, 85400, Israel
Matan, E., Havat Hbsor, Mop Darom, 85400, Israel
Edible flowers: New crops with potential health benefits
We have investigated several cultivars from amongst the genus Begonia, Tropaeolum, and Rosa that have flowers with an acceptable taste. The yield, postharvest performance and antioxidants levels of Begonia and Tropaeolum cultivars were characterized. Previously these parameters have been investigated for several Rosa cultivars (Friedman et al., 2007). Results suggest that the cultivars we have investigated have potential to be cultivated as edible flowers. Postharvest storage for 7-8 days did not reduce antioxidant levels. In addition, we have determined previously that rose petals contain relatively high levels of antioxidants, which can attribute to their development as a new crop with significant health benefits.
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