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Concept: Cucumber

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To explore whether improvements in psychological well-being occur after increases in fruit and vegetable consumption.

Concepts: Pea, Cucumber, Eggplant, Vegetarian cuisine, Tomato, Fruit, Vegetable

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Residents of some low-income neighborhoods have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. In 2008, New York City issued new mobile fruit and vegetable cart licenses for neighborhoods with inadequate availability of fresh produce. Some of these carts were equipped with electronic benefit transfer (EBT) machines, allowing them to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This article examines the association between type and quantities of fruits and vegetables purchased from mobile fruit and vegetable vendors and consumer characteristics, including payment method.

Concepts: Cucumber, Toronto, Eggplant, Vegetarian cuisine, Tomato, Fruit, New York City, Vegetable

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Governments worldwide recommend daily consumption of fruit and vegetables. We examine whether this benefits health in the general population of England.

Concepts: Epidemiology, Cucumber, Eggplant, Vegetarian cuisine, Tomato, Fruit, Vegetable, Nutrition

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Is consumption of fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residues associated with lower semen quality?

Concepts: Pea, Cucumber, Eggplant, Vegetarian cuisine, Tomato, Fruit, Vegetable

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Most children do not meet daily recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake, and consumption of vegetables remains especially low. Eating habits track from childhood to adulthood hence establishing liking and intake of vegetables is important.

Concepts: Pea, Cucumber, Nutrition, Eggplant, Vegetarian cuisine, Tomato, Fruit, Vegetable

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There is growing evidence for a relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and all-cause mortality. Few studies, however, specifically explored consuming raw versus cooked vegetables in relation to health and mortality outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine the relation of all-cause mortality with: a) fruit and vegetable consumption, either combined or separately; b) the consumption of raw versus cooked vegetables in a large cohort of Australian middle-aged and older adults.

Concepts: Cucumber, Eggplant, Vegetarian cuisine, Cooking, Tomato, Fruit, Nutrition, Vegetable

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Direct-to-consumer marketing efforts, such as community-supported agriculture (CSA), have been proposed as a solution for disparities in fruit and vegetable consumption. Evaluations of such efforts have been limited. The objective of this study was to test the feasibility of a CSA intervention to increase household inventory of fruits and vegetables and fruit and vegetable consumption of residents of an underresourced community.

Concepts: Pea, Cucumber, Eggplant, Vegetarian cuisine, Tomato, Vegetable, Fruit

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The oomycete, Phytophthora capsici, infects cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) fruit. An age-related resistance (ARR) to this pathogen was previously observed in fruit of cultivar ‘Vlaspik’ and shown to be associated with the peel. Young fruits are highly susceptible, but develop resistance at ~10-12 days post pollination (dpp). Peels from resistant (16 dpp) versus susceptible (8 dpp) age fruit are enriched with genes associated with defense, and methanolic extracts from resistant age peels inhibit pathogen growth. Here we compared developing fruits from ‘Vlaspik’ with those of ‘Gy14’, a line that does not exhibit ARR. Transcriptomic analysis of peels of the two lines at 8 and 16 dpp identified 80 genes that were developmentally upregulated in resistant ‘Vlaspik’ 16 dpp versus 8 dpp, but not in susceptible ‘Gy14’ at 16 dpp. A large number of these genes are annotated to be associated with defense and/or specialized metabolism, including four putative resistance ® genes, and numerous genes involved in flavonoid and terpenoid synthesis and decoration. Untargeted metabolomic analysis was performed on extracts from 8 and 16 dpp ‘Vlaspik’ and ‘Gy14’ fruit peels using Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography and Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry. Multivariate analysis of the metabolomes identified 113 ions uniquely abundant in resistant ‘Vlaspik’ 16 dpp peel extracts. The most abundant compounds in this group had relative mass defects consistent with terpenoid glycosides. Two of the three most abundant ions were annotated as glycosylated nor-terpenoid esters. Together, these analyses reveal potential mechanisms by which ARR to P. capsici may be conferred.

Concepts: Mass spectrometry, Phytophthora capsici, Cucumis, Time-of-flight, Vegetable, Pollination, Fruit, Cucumber

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Antioxidants present in fruits and vegetables may protect the lung from oxidative damage and prevent COPD.

Concepts: Pea, Cucumber, Eggplant, Vegetarian cuisine, Tomato, Fruit, Vegetable