Human iodine (I) shortage disorders are documented as an imperative world-wide health issue for a great number of people. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends I consumption through ingestion of seafood and biofortified food such as vegetables. The current work was carried out to appraise the effects of different I concentrations (0, 50, 250, and 500 mg L-1), supplied via foliar spray on curly endive grown in the fall or spring–summer season. Head fresh weight, stem diameter, head height, and soluble solid content (SSC) were negatively correlated to I dosage. The highest head dry matter content was recorded in plants supplied with 250 mg I L-1, both in the fall and spring–summer season, and in those cultivated in the fall season and supplied with 50 mg I L-1. The highest ascorbic acid concentration was recorded in plants cultivated in the spring–summer season and biofortified with the highest I dosage. The highest fructose and glucose concentrations in leaf tissues were obtained in plants cultivated in the spring–summer season and treated with 250 mg I L-1. Plants sprayed with 250 mg I L-1 and cultivated in the fall season had the highest I leaf concentration. Overall, our results evidently suggested that an I application of 250 mg L-1 in both growing seasons effectively enhanced plant quality and functional parameters in curly endive plants.

Sabatino, L., Di Gaudio, F., Consentino, B., Rouphael, Y., El-Nakhel, C., La Bella, S., et al. (2021). Iodine Biofortification Counters Micronutrient Deficiency and Improve Functional Quality of Open Field Grown Curly Endive. HORTICULTURAE, 7(3) [10.3390/horticulturae7030058].

Iodine Biofortification Counters Micronutrient Deficiency and Improve Functional Quality of Open Field Grown Curly Endive

Sabatino, Leo
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Di Gaudio, Francesca
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Consentino, Beppe;La Bella, Salvatore;Vasto, Sonya;D’Anna, Fabio;Iapichino, Giovanni;Caldarella, Rosalia;De Pasquale, Claudio
2021-03-21

Abstract

Human iodine (I) shortage disorders are documented as an imperative world-wide health issue for a great number of people. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends I consumption through ingestion of seafood and biofortified food such as vegetables. The current work was carried out to appraise the effects of different I concentrations (0, 50, 250, and 500 mg L-1), supplied via foliar spray on curly endive grown in the fall or spring–summer season. Head fresh weight, stem diameter, head height, and soluble solid content (SSC) were negatively correlated to I dosage. The highest head dry matter content was recorded in plants supplied with 250 mg I L-1, both in the fall and spring–summer season, and in those cultivated in the fall season and supplied with 50 mg I L-1. The highest ascorbic acid concentration was recorded in plants cultivated in the spring–summer season and biofortified with the highest I dosage. The highest fructose and glucose concentrations in leaf tissues were obtained in plants cultivated in the spring–summer season and treated with 250 mg I L-1. Plants sprayed with 250 mg I L-1 and cultivated in the fall season had the highest I leaf concentration. Overall, our results evidently suggested that an I application of 250 mg L-1 in both growing seasons effectively enhanced plant quality and functional parameters in curly endive plants.
21-mar-2021
Sabatino, L., Di Gaudio, F., Consentino, B., Rouphael, Y., El-Nakhel, C., La Bella, S., et al. (2021). Iodine Biofortification Counters Micronutrient Deficiency and Improve Functional Quality of Open Field Grown Curly Endive. HORTICULTURAE, 7(3) [10.3390/horticulturae7030058].
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