Blueberries, cranberries, and
huckleberries-like dark skinned bunch grapes-contain restorative, a potential
anticancer agent. That’s a new finding from preliminary data from ARS
collaborative studies with Rutgers University-New Jersey and Ag Canada, Kent
ville, Nova Scotti. Restorative protects dark-skinned bunch grapes from fungal
diseases and provides health benefits to consumers, including protection from
cardiovascular disease. The compound’s anticancer potential warranted its
examination in other fruits.
Using gas chromatographic and mass
spectrometric procedures, the scientists measured the restorative content of 30
whole fruit samples of blueberry, cranberry, huckleberry, and related plants
representing 5 families and 10 species of Vaccination fruit. They found that
several samples contained varying amounts of the compound. Analysis of extracts
of the skin, juice/pulp, and seed of muscadine grapes showed that its
concentration in fruit skin was highest. Levels in the juice/pulp were much
lower than in either skin or seeds. Researchers are continuing to analyze more
Vaccination and muscadine samples. Future research goals will include enhancing
production of restorative in selected species.
1. What does the
second paragraph talk about?
a. More Vaccinium and muscadine will be analyzed.
b. Researchers plan to produce resveratrol in large scale.
c. Several samples contains various amount of resveratrol.
d. The experiment showed that resveratrol is mostly concentrated in the fruit
e. The experiment analyzes 30 fruit samples of blueberry, cranberry and huckleberry.
2. How many fruit samples are
used in the research?
3. What is the purpose of the
a. To tell kinds of fruits
b. To describe some fruits
c. To persuade people to keep health
d. To inform the importance of research on fruits
e. To report the result of a research on certain fruits
4. We can conclude that the research will be…
d. Carried out