Functional Foods, Nutraceutical, Nutrients

Nutrient and Phytochemical Analysis of Four Varieties of Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia) Grown in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

  Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) were analyzed for their major nutrient contents as well as Vitamin C, minerals and phytochemical constituents. The selected varieties were Charantia C.B. Clarke, Muricata (Willd.), Hybrid green and Hybrid white karala. The result revealed the presence of...
M. Ullah
Fazlul Karim Chy
Subodh Kumar Sarkar
M. Khairul Islam
Nurul Absar
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research

Determinación de la composición química y actividad antioxidante en distintos estados de madurez de frutas de consumo habitual en Colombia, mora (Rubus glaucus), maracuyá (Passiflora edulis), guayaba (Psidium guajava) y papayuela (Carica cundinamarcensis)

  Para determinar los cambios que se producen en las frutas durante el proceso de madurez se determinó la composición proximal y la actividad antioxidante de cuatro frutas promisorias a las cuales se reconocen potenciales beneficios. La frutas evaluadas fueron mora (Rubus glaucus...
Ligia Rodríguez
Leslie López
Maribel García
Revista Alimentos Hoy, Colombia

Propiedades químicas y farmacológicas del fruto Guaraná

Esta revisión tiene por objeto presentar una descripción general del Guaraná, abarcando tanto sus propiedades químicas y farmacológicas como su aspecto económico, producción y consumo. Se han seleccionado un total de 82 artículos de los que...
Eugenia M. Kuskoski
Fett Roseane
Agustín García
Ana M. Troncoso
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín - Colombia

The Nutritional Quality of Three Varieties of Zobo (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Subjected to the Same Preparation Condition

This study aimed to determine the variety of zobo that will give a desired colour and at the same time retaining most of the nutrient imbedded, after boiling for 10 min. The nutritional quality of non-alcoholic drink obtained from three varieties of zobo calyx (Hibiscus sabdariffa); dark red,...
Olayemi Foline
Adedayo Rachael
Muhummad Ruqayyah
Bamishaiye Eunice
American Journal of Food Technology

Natural Antioxidants: Sources, Compounds, Mechanisms of Action, and Potential Applications

While use of synthetic antioxidants (such as butylated hydroxytoluene and butylated hydroxyanisole) to maintain the quality of ready-to-eat food products has become commonplace, consumer concern regarding their safety has motivated the food industry to seek natural alternatives. Phenolic...
M.S. Brewer
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Study of Antibacterial Activity of Ocimum sanctum Extract Against Gram Positive and Gram Negative Bacteria

This study was carried out to observe the antibacterial activity of aqueous extract, chloroform extract, alcohol extract and oil obtained from leaves of Ocimum sanctum against the selected bacteria i.e., E. coli, P. aeruginosa, S. typhimurium and S. aureus. The antibacterial activity of Ocimum...
Poonam Mishra
Sanjay Mishra
American Journal of Food Technology

Extracción del carotenoide licopeno del tomate chonto (Lycopersicum esculentum)

El licopeno, al cual el tomate debe su tonalidad roja, además de presentar grandes propiedades como colorante, es un poderoso antioxidante que ayuda a combatir enfermedades degenerativas. Debido a la importancia que se ha venido dando al licopeno por sus propiedades, en esta investigaci...
Eliana M. Cardona
Luis A. Ríos
Gloria M. Restrepo V.
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín - Colombia

The Nutritive Value of Cucumis melo var. agrestis Scrad (Cucurbitaceae) Seeds and Oil in Nigeria

This study investigated the biochemical properties of the Cucumis melo var. agrestis seed and its oil. Also the effect of fungi on the biochemical properties of artificially infected oil after 14 days of incubation was determined. Eight fungi were isolated from diseased C. melo var agrestis seed...
A.A. Adekunle
O.A. Oluwo
American Journal of Food Technology

Consumption of Bing Sweet Cherries Lowers Circulating Concentrations of Inflammation Markers in Healthy Men and Women

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of consuming sweet cherries on plasma lipids and markers of inflammation in healthy humans. Healthy men and women (n = 18) supplemented their diets with Bing sweet cherries (280 g/d) for 28 d. After a 12-h fast, blood samples were taken before...
Darshan S. Kelley
Reuven Rasooly
Robert A. Jacob
Adel A. Kader
Bruce E. Mackey
American Society for Nutrition

Antioxidant Capacity, Anthocyanins, and Total Phenols of Wild and Cultivated Berries in Chile

It is possible to incorporate a lot of natural antioxidants into the human organism by consuming berries which can prevent diseases generated by the action of free radicals. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and thus protect the organism from the oxidative damage of lipids, proteins, and...
Jaime Guerrero C.
Luigi Ciampi P.
Andrea Castilla C.
Fernando Medel S.
Heidi Schalchli S.
Emilio Hormazabal U.
Emma Bensch T.
Miren Alberdi L.
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research