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Eating quality of carrots (Daucus carota L.) grown in one conventional and three organic cropping systems over three years.

Bach, Vibe; Kidmose, Ulla; Kristensen, Hanne Lakkenborg and Edelenbos, Merete (2015) Eating quality of carrots (Daucus carota L.) grown in one conventional and three organic cropping systems over three years. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63 (44), pp. 9803-9811.

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The eating quality of carrots (Daucus carota L.) was investigated to evaluate the impact of cropping systems (one conventional and three organic systems) and growing years (2007, 2008, and 2009) on root size, chemical composition, and sensory quality. The content of dry matter, sugars, polyacetylenes, and terpenes as well as the sensory quality and root size were related to the climate during the three growing years. A higher global radiation and a higher temperature sum in 2009 as compared to 2007 and 2008 resulted in larger roots, higher contents of dry matter, sucrose, total sugars, and total polyacetylenes, and lower contents of terpenes, fructose, and glucose. No differences were found between conventional and organic carrots with regard to the investigated parameters. This result shows that organically grown carrots have the same eating quality as conventionally grown carrots, while being produced in a more sustainable way.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:climate; conventional; Daucus carota L.; dry matter; organic; polyacetylenes; sensory descriptive analysis; sugar; terpenes
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Soil > Soil quality
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Root crops
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > VEGQURE - Organic cropping Systems for Vegetable production
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > Faculty of Science and Technology
DOI:DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b03161
Deposited By: Kristensen, Ph.D. Hanne Lakkenborg
ID Code:32021
Deposited On:15 Aug 2017 07:09
Last Modified:15 Aug 2017 07:09
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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