Quality of Agro-Food Products

Academic Year 2017/2018 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 12
Scientific field
  • AGR/04 - Vegetable and ornamental crops
  • AGR/19 - Animal science
Taught classes: 70 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives


    To provide the knowledge to evaluate and to exploit wild and cultivated species of interest as vegetables grown in Sicily to use for preparing typical dishes. Will be analyzed the health traits of vegetable produce. To know the several health compounds of different vegetable produce and the cultivar/genotypes of interest for their high biosynthesis of nutraceuticals. To Improve the knowledge related to the good practices for producing and for processing traditional vegetable produce. We will analysed the quality traits of vegetable produce in view to use them for processing.

  • Products of animal origin

    Objective of this course is to give to the student knowledge on the principal animal origin products and on the different production systems.

Detailed Course Content


    -Course introduction;

    -Agro-economic importance;

    -Classification of species of interest as vegetable;

    -Planting and growing techniques of interest for increasing quality;

    -Quality of vegetable produce;

    -Principali composti nutraceutici delle produzioni orticole tradizionali;

    - Potenzialità e criticità delle filiere dei prodotti tradizionali orticoli

  • Products of animal origin
    • Overview on the prioncipal products of animal origin
    • breeding systems (intensive vs extensive)
    • feedstuff analysis (lab)
    • main analyses on the produts from animal origin (lab)
    • Traceability

Textbook Information


    Bianco V.V., Pimpini, F., 1990. Orticoltura. Patron Editore, Bologna

    Marzi V., De Mastro G. 2008. Piante Officinali. Mario Adda Editore, Bari

    Cappelli P., Vannucchi V., 2005. Chimica degli alimenti. Zanichelli, Bologna

    AA. VV., 2009. Piante officinali in Sicilia: studio agronomico, fitochimico e farmacologico mirato alla loro valorizzazione e allo sfruttamento agro-industriale. Assessorato Agricoltura e Foreste Regione Sicilia

    Lodi, G., Piante officinali italiane. Edizioni Agricole, Bologna

    Catione P., Marotti M.,Toderi G., Tetenyi P., 1986. Coltivazione delle piante Medicinali e aromatiche. Patron Editore Bologna

    Bonciarelli F., 2000. Agronomia. Edagricole

    Articles and presentations provided by the teacher.

  • Products of animal origin

    All the material will be given by the teacher