Perennial wall-rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia (L.) D.C.) is a herbaceous plant belonging to the Brassicaceae with a cosmopolitan distribution. Traditionally harvested as a spontaneous herb, today it is a crop species of increasing importance after the diffusion of the ready-to-use salads in the vegetable retail markets. Besides relevance as a food crop, its consumption is prompted by consideration in the traditional medicine of several peoples in the native areas of the Mediterranean and western Asia based on recognized health beneficial effects. In fact, the leaves have notable nutritional properties related to their contents of glucosinolates and some antioxidant compounds, such as vitamin C and flavonoids, which entitle their dietary inclusion for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. This paper provides an overview on aspects concerning the biology, crop management, nutritional properties, industrial processing and uses of perennial wall-rocket

Crop Systems, Quality and Protection of Diplotaxis tenuifolia / Caruso, Gianluca; Giuseppe, Parrella; Giorgini, Massimo; Rosario, Nicoletti. - In: AGRICULTURE. - ISSN 2077-0472. - 8:55(2018), pp. 1-19. [10.3390/agriculture8040055]

Crop Systems, Quality and Protection of Diplotaxis tenuifolia

Gianluca Caruso;GIORGINI, MASSIMO;
2018

Abstract

Perennial wall-rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia (L.) D.C.) is a herbaceous plant belonging to the Brassicaceae with a cosmopolitan distribution. Traditionally harvested as a spontaneous herb, today it is a crop species of increasing importance after the diffusion of the ready-to-use salads in the vegetable retail markets. Besides relevance as a food crop, its consumption is prompted by consideration in the traditional medicine of several peoples in the native areas of the Mediterranean and western Asia based on recognized health beneficial effects. In fact, the leaves have notable nutritional properties related to their contents of glucosinolates and some antioxidant compounds, such as vitamin C and flavonoids, which entitle their dietary inclusion for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. This paper provides an overview on aspects concerning the biology, crop management, nutritional properties, industrial processing and uses of perennial wall-rocket
2018
Crop Systems, Quality and Protection of Diplotaxis tenuifolia / Caruso, Gianluca; Giuseppe, Parrella; Giorgini, Massimo; Rosario, Nicoletti. - In: AGRICULTURE. - ISSN 2077-0472. - 8:55(2018), pp. 1-19. [10.3390/agriculture8040055]
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