Laboratory Analysis of Vitamin C in Vegetables Served in Eldercare Facilities and Evaluation of Related Public Nutrient Database Information
Vitamin C is an important nutrient, and its labile nature means that prepared vegetables containing sufficient amounts of vitamin C are likely to be rich in other important nutrients as well. Samples of prepared green beans and carrots were obtained from eldercare facilities and their vitamin C content was determined. The results indicated a lack of consistency in the Vitamin C content, and the value for many samples was less than expected. Vitamin C content was maximized through the use of steaming followed by hot-holding for less than 20 minutes. Suggestions for improving relevant public database information are provided.
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Konas, David; Feldman, Charles; Anand, Bhavna; Piemonte, Jacqueline; Garay, Cynthia; Silverthorne, Elizabeth; and Wunderlich, Shahla M., "Laboratory Analysis of Vitamin C in Vegetables Served in Eldercare Facilities and Evaluation of Related Public Nutrient Database Information" (2011). Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 427.