Use of introduced low-wide fruit plants as a paradigm of functional nutrition: Psychological attractiveness for consumers
Y.V. Lykholat*, N.O. Khromykh, O.A. Lykholat, O.O. Didur, V.R. Davydov, I.M. Kovalenko, S.S. Trotska, M.R. Vergolyas, O.O. Verholias, O.M. Marenkov, T.V. Sklyar, K.V. Lavrentieva, N.V. Kurahina, I.O. Zaytseva, T.V. Legostaeva, H.B. Panfilova, S.O. Haponenko, O.V. Bila and T.Y. Lykholat
Assessment of the resistance of the genus Chaenomeles and the genus Berberis, the implementation of the genetically determined antioxidant potential, and the content of secondary metabolites in the fruits in the arid climate of the Steppe Dnieper has been found. Analysis of fruits and berries products has shown that Chaenomeles and barberry were not found in any of the analyzed products, including products positioned as functional products, in both supermarkets and public catering in the city of Dnipro. The fruits of chaenomeles and barberries growing in the steppe Dnieper have a high content of phenols and flavonoids as natural antioxidants, good technological properties, good preservation, differ in taste, which makes it possible to add fruits and semi-finished products based on them to various products to increase their biological and functional value. Resistance to arid growth conditions, undemanding to agricultural measures, the possibility of use in the food industry and restaurant service in the growing region, lack of processing of raw materials for long-term transportation and storage can reduce the cost of functional products containing phenols and flavonoids derived from exotic fruits. An opportunity to expand the network of "niche" restaurants and catering services, which offer organic dishes with diverse and attractive to consumer tastes, functional antioxidant properties, and prices are proven.