Alimentos Funcionales, Nutracéuticos, Nutrientes

2009 Functional Foods/Foods For Health Consumer Trending Survey

The International Food Information Council Foundation Food & Health Survey is designed to provide ongoing consumer insights into how consumers view their own diets, their efforts to improve them, and their understanding of the various components of their diets. The 2009 Survey builds upon data...
International Food Information Council
International Food Information Council

Borojó (Borojoa patinoi): fuente de polifenoles con actividad antimicrobiana

El fruto del borojó (Borojoa patinoi cuatrec.) es reconocido en la tradición popular por sus propiedades como conservante, posiblemente relacionadas con la presencia en él de compuestos fenólicos. En esta investigación se evaluó el contenido de...
Indira Sotelo D.
Nidia Casas F.
Gustavo Camelo M.
Universidad de Antioquia

Caracterización fitoquímica de una fracción de biflavonoides de Garcinia madruno: su inhibición de la oxidación de LDL humana y su mecanismo de estabilización de especies radicalarias

A una fracción biflavonoide (FB) caracterizada fitoquímicamente de Garcinia madruno (Clusiaceae), se le evalúa su potencial inhibitorio de la oxidación de LDL y su capacidad estabilizadora de especies radicalarias, correlacionando dichas actividades con su contenido en...
Edison Osorio D.
Guillermo Montoya P.
Jaume Bastida
Vitae, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

Anti-oxidant capacities of flavonoid compounds isolated from acai pulp (Euterpe oleracea Mart.)

Acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) has been demonstrated to exhibit extremely high anti-oxidant capacity. Seven major flavonoids were isolated from freeze-dried acai pulp by various chromatographic methods. Their structures were elucidated as orientin (1), homoorientin (2), vitexin (3), luteolin (...
Jie Kang
Zhimin Li
Tong Wub
Gitte S. Jensen
Alexander G. Schauss
Xianli Wu
Food Chemistry

Nutraceutical Market and its Regulation

The definition of nutraceutical that appears in the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is as follows: A food stuff (as a fortified food or a dietary supplement) that provides health benefits. If indeed a claim was made that implied medicinal benefit regarding a nutraceutical product,...
Md. Faruque Ahmad
Syed Amir Ashraf
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad
Javed Akhtar Ansari
Md. Rizwan Ahmad Siddiquee
American Journal of Food Technology

Anthocyanin, Total Polyphenols and Antioxidant Activity of Common Bean

The anthocyanin, total polyphenol and antioxidant activity of 29 common bean from diverse origins and seed coat color, was assessed. Among the bean genotypes, fourteen were developed by CIAT in various interests; thirteen were from the USA, representing several market classes and one each from...
A.S.M. Golam Masum Akond,
Laila Khandaker
Janelle Berthold
Lori Gates
Katelyn Peters
Hardy Delong
Khwaja Hossain
American Journal of Food Technology

Actividad bactericida del extracto etanólico y del aceite esencial de hojas de Rosmarinus officinalis L. sobre algunas bacterias de interés alimentario

En este trabajo se evaluó la actividad bactericida y se determinó la Concentración Inhibitoria Mínima (CIM) del extracto etanólico y del aceite esencial de hojas de Rosmarinus officinalis L. sobre microorganismos de interés alimentario: Escherichia coli,...
Hader I. Castaño P.
Gelmy Ciro G.
José E. Zapata M.
Silvia L. Jiménez R.
Vitae, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

Compositional Characterization of Prune Juice

Processed juices from dried prunes with or without pulp, juice from prune concentrate, and the juices of fresh prune and nine other fruits were analyzed for anthocyanins, organic acids, sugars, phenolic compounds, and amino acids. Unique characteristics of processed prune juice were the...
Hendrik van Gorsel
Chingying Li
Eduardo L. Kerbe
Mirjam Smits
Adel A. Kader
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Quinoa: An Emerging "New" Crop with Potential for CELSS

Chenopodium quinoa is being considered as a new crop for the Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) because of its high protein values (12-18%) and unique amino acid composition. Lysine, an essential amino acid that is deficient in many grain crops, is found in quinoa approaching Food...
Greg Schlick
David L. Bubenheim
NASA

Potenciación de la capacidad antioxidante de fresa (Fragaria ananassa Duch.) por incorporación de vitamina E utilizando la técnica de impregnación a vacío

El presente estudio evaluó la capacidad antioxidante y el contenido de vitamina E en fresas fortificadas con vitamina E sintética (dl-α-tocoferol acetato) por la técnica de impregnación al vacío. La vitamina fue cuantificada por HPLC y sus niveles...
Ana María Restrepo D.
Misael Cortés R.
Benjamín A. Rojano
Vitae, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia