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Projects - Z (Zhijun) Wang

Origin of  bananas: composition and Authenticity

The aim of the present project is to develop an innovative authenticity method of bananas.


A variety of chemical analysis, spectra and chromatographic analysis techniques were used to establish the fingerprint of  bananas. The roles of geographical and management systems also will be studied. Based on chemometrics application, we could provide a concept for the relationship between geographical origin, management systems and compositions of bananas.

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2. Worthington, V. (2001). Nutritional quality of organic versus conventional fruits, vegetables, and grains. The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 7(2), 161-173.

3. Janzantti, N. S., Macoris, M. S., Garruti, D. S., & Monteiro, M. (2012). Influence of the cultivation system in the aroma of the volatile compounds and total antioxidant activity of passion fruit. LWT-Food science and technology, 46(2), 511-518.