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Welcome

Welcome to the page of the laboratory of Phytochemicals and Nutrition. This is a page  to communicate our research and other academic activities with colleagues all over the world, and exchange views, and possibly collaboration with researchers, students and groups in different countries.

Our laboratory is part of the Human Nutrition program of the Facultad de Ciencias Naturales (Faculty of Natural Sciences) of the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro (Autonomous University of Queretaro). Currently the laboratory is active in several research projects, most have to do with the “contribution of fruits and vegetables to human nutrition and health”, but we also deal with several aspects of postharvest biology and technology of horticultural commodities. Currently we are doing quite a bit of chemical work,identifying and characterizing different phytochemicals in diverse fruits and vegetables, and also characterizing the antioxidant capacity of different fruits and vegetables. We have also done biological studies related to this research line, such as the bioavailability of some phytochemicals (such as the bioavailability of carotenoids as pro-vitamin A) and the effect of fruits and fruit extracts on some types of cancer.

We have different collaborators in several institutions in Mexico and in different other countries (USA, France, Germany, the Netherlands, etc). We will be very happy to hear from you with any comments regarding the page or any professional or other aspect.