Alimentos Funcionales, Nutracéuticos, Nutrientes

Herbal Medicine in Africa-Distribution, Standardization and Prospects

Plants have always been a component of mankind’s healthcare system. This is either directly or indirectly. Directly, the plant parts like leaves, fruits, stem bark and roots or even the whole plant are themselves used in the treatment of illnesses. The use of herbal medicines in Africa has...
A. Falodun
Research Journal of Phytochemistry

Extraction, purification, and characterisation of the flavonoids from Opuntia milpa alta skin

  The flavonoids contained in Opuntia milpa alta skin were extracted, purified, and identified. Based on single factor experimental results, the extraction parameters were optimised by using orthogonal design and variance analysis. The results show that the maximum yield of the flavonoids (5....
W. Cai
X. Gu
J. Tang
Czech Journal of Food Sciences

Functional Foods

Functional foods constitute a rapidly growing focus for research, product development and consumer interest as well as regulatory efforts in recent years. Such products contain bioactives that offer considerable opportunities for reducing mounting health care costs for ailments such as heart...
Fereidoon Shahidi
International Union of Food Science and Technology

Report on Functional Foods

  The role of dietary active compounds in human nutrition is one of the most important areas of concern and investigation in the field of nutritional science. The findings of investigations on this subject have wide-ranging implications for consumers, health-care providers and nutrition...
Muriel Subirade
FAO & AGNS

Nutritive value of banana

Bananas and plantains are one of the world’s most important food crops. Plantains and a wide range of other cooking and dessert banana varieties provide a staple food for millions of people in the developing countries of the tropics, while exported bananas are ranked as the world’s most...
Suzanne Sharrock
Charlotte Lusty
INIBAP

Cuantificación de los diferentes folatos presentes en tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa) por cromatografía de líquidos de alta resolución

En este estudio se identificaron y determinaron las diferentes especies de folatos por medio de cromatografía liquida de alta resolución en fase reversa, con detección de fluorescencia, aunado a un tratamiento trienzimático. La deconjugación de las cadenas de...
José Luis Ibave González
Y M. Ochoa
TecnoCiencia Chihuahua

Evaluación de la composición nutricional de la maca y cañihua, procedente de diversos departamentos del Perú

  El presente estudio tiene como propósito dar a conocer la composición química y el valor nutricional de la maca y la cañihua, procedentes de las principales zonas de producción del país, así como divulgar dentro de la población, su...
Teresa Blanco Blasco
Carlos Alvarado-Ortiz Ureta
Ana María Muñoz Jáuregui
Universidad de San Martín de Porres

Comparison of ABTS, DPPH, FRAP, and ORAC assays for estimating antioxidant activity from guava fruit extracts

  Guava fruit extracts were analyzed for antioxidant activity measured in methanol extract (AOAM), antioxidant activity measured in dichloromethane extract (AOAD), ascorbic acid, total phenolics, and total carotenoids contents. The ABTS, DPPH, and FRAP assays were used for determining both...
Kriengsak Thaipong
Unaroj Boonprakob
Kevin Crosby
Luis Cisneros-Zevallos
David Hawkins Byrne
Journal of Food Composition and Analysis

Antioxidant capacity and secondary metabolites in four species of Andean tuber crops: native potato (Solanum sp.), mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum Ruiz & Pavo´ n), Oca (Oxalis tuberosa Molina) and ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus Caldas)

Four species of edible tubers endemic to and domesticated in the Andes, native potato (Solanum sp.), mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum Ruiz & Pavón), oca (Oxalis tuberosa Molina) and ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus Caldas), were studied for their antioxidant capacity and associated secondary...
David Campos
Giuliana Noratto
Rosana Chirinos
Carlos Arbizu
Willian Roca
Luis Cisneros-Zevallos
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Phenolic profiles of Andean purple corn (Zea mays L.)

  Qualitative and quantitative high performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) was performed to characterize the presence of phenolic compounds in Andean purple corn. Phenolic compounds were analyzed by separating them in two main fractions: a water fraction (WF)...
Romina Pedreschi
Luis Cisneros-Zevallos
Food Chemistry