Alimentos Funcionales, Nutracéuticos, Nutrientes

Major Anthocyanin of Bolivian Purple Corn (Zea mays L.)

Recently there have been pointed out many problems on the food additives, especially on the food colorants. This study aims to develop new and safe colorants of plant origin. Our attention has been focused on the investigation of the pigments of the pericarps of Bolivian purple corn (Zea mays L.,...
Nobuji Nakata
Hitomi Fukuda
Hidetsugu Fuwa
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry

Stoichiometric and Kinetic Studies of Phenolic Antioxidants from Andean Purple Corn and Red-Fleshed Sweetpotato

  Stoichiometric and kinetic values of phenolics against DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) were determined for Andean purple corn (Zea mays L.) and red sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas). Both crops had higher antioxidant capacity and antiradical kinetics than blueberries and higher or similar...
Bolívar A. Cevallos-Casals
Luis Cisneros-Zevallos
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Dietary Supplements: An Advertising Guide for Industry

  The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) approach to supplement advertising is best illustrated by its Enforcement Policy Statement on Food Advertising (Food Policy Statement). Although the Food Policy Statement does not specifically refer to supplements, the principles underlying the FTC...
Federal Trade Commission USA
Federal Trade Commission USA

Anti-cancer Activity of Noni Fruit Juice Against Tumors in Mice

  Noni fruit juice is one of the most popular traditional medicines among native Polynesian islanders in South Pacific Ocean. They use it for diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, injury, arthritis, digestive distress, arteriosclerosis, pain relief, senility etc. We have confirmed the...
Eiichi Furusawa
Proceedings of the 2002 Hawai‘i Noni Conference

Cytotoxicity of Water and Ethanol Extracts of Morinda citrifolia (L.) Against Normal Epithelial and Breast Cancer Cell Lines

  Morinda citrifolia has been used by Polynesians throughout recorded history in a variety of medicinal preparations and as a famine food. In recent years, interest in noni has grown to such an extent that a large and lucrative market now exists. Noni has been promoted as a treatment for a...
A. Johnson
S. T. Hemscheidt
W. K. Csiszar
Proceedings of the 2002 Hawai‘i Noni Conference

From Polynesian Healers to Health Food Stores: Changing Perspectives of Morinda citrifolia (Rubiaceae)

  Morinda citrifolia L (noni) is one of the most important traditional Polynesian medicinal plants. Remedies from isolated Polynesian cultures, such as that of Rotuma, illustrate traditional indications that focus upon leaves, roots, bark, and green fruit, primarily for topical ailments....
Will McClatchey
Integrative Cancer Therapies

Efecto antioxidante de extractos naturales en manzana 'Red Deliciuos'

    Se ha estudiado el efecto inhibitorio de diferentes compuestos químicos sobre la actividad de PPO (Artés y col., 1998; Jiménez y col., 1999) para la prevención del oscurecimiento enzimático en algunas frutas y hortalizas. Sin embargo, la informaci...
Monica Villegas-Ochoa
J. Fernando Ayala-Zavala
Reynaldo Cruz Valenzuela
Javier Hernández
Gustavo A. González-Aguilar
Simposium “Nuevas tecnologías de conservación y envasado de frutas y hortalizas. Vegetales frescos cortados” La Habana, Cuba.

Irradiación (UV-C) de mango fresco cortado y su efecto en la capacidad antioxidante

    Se evaluó el efecto del tiempo de irradiación UV-C sobre los niveles de fenoles y flavonoides totales, β-caroteno, ácido ascórbico y capacidad antioxidante (ORAC) de mango ‘Tommy Atkins’ fresco cortado. El mango cortado se irradió...
G.A. González-Aguilar
M.A. Villegas-Ochoa
M.R. Cruz-Valenzuela
F. Vásquez
J.F. Ayala-Zavala
Innovaciones fisiológicas y tecnológicas de la maduración y postrecolección de frutas y hortalizas

Natural Ingredients for Pharmaceuticals and for the Food Industry

Overview and market access information for producers and international trading companies. The trade in ingredients for the food and pharmaceutical industry is an issue where safety matters and development interests meet and where over the past few years the regulations and standards are becoming...
Klaus Dürbeck
Franziska Staubli

A Bright Future for Functional Foods

Brands that generate consumer trust have done best, even when they are premium-priced.
Julian Mellentin
Nutraceuticals World