For centuries we have known that fruit is important forhealth, but we are only just beginning to fully understandwhy. Bioactives in Fruit: Health Benefits andFunctional Foods aims to summarise some of ourcurrent knowledge on the bioactive compounds that areassociated with the health benefits of specific fruits with astrong emphasis on the validation of health benefits by humanintervention trials. Reflecting the current interest in foodand health, the book includes strategies to retain and enhancethe bioactives in fruit through breeding, growing conditions,fruit storage, processing into ingredients and production offunctional foods. To accomplish this task authors with expertise in biology,chemistry, pharmacology, food science, nutrition, medicine,and horticulture have contributed. They come fromuniversities, government and industry fundedresearch institutes and biotechnology and food companies inEurope, the United States, Asia and New Zealand to give thebook a broad perspective.