Functional Foods, Nutraceutical, Nutrients

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

Caracterización fisicoquímica y actividad antioxidante de extractos de jamaica (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) nacional e importada

En el presente estudio se analizaron muestras de jamaica importada (Sudán y China) y de México (Guerrero) para determinar el color de sus cálices las bebidas preparadas con sus extractos, además del pH, acidez, perfil de antocianinas y la actividad antioxidante, a fin...
L. A. Galicia-Flores
Y. Salinas-Moreno
B. M. Espinoza-García
C. Sánchez-Feria
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura

Hormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon): (II) Physiological and symptomatic responses of early-postmenopausal women to standardized doses of Maca in Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Centre C

This was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-corrected, outpatient, multi-centre (five sites) clinical study, in which a total of 168 Caucasian early-postmenopausal women volunteers (age>49 years) participated after fulfilling the criteria: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) >30 IU/ml and...
H O Meissner
A Mscisz
H Reich-Bilinska
W Kapczynski
P Mrozikiewicz
T Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska
B Kedzia
A Lowicka
I Barchia
International Journal of Biomedical Science

Effect of three different cultivars of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on learning and depression in ovariectomized mice

Background: Lepidium meyenii Walp. (Brassicaceae), known as Maca, is a Peruvian hypocotyl growing exclusively between 4000 and 4500 m altitude in the central Peruvian Andes, particularly in Junin plateau and is used traditionally to enhance fertility. Maca is a cultivated plant and different...
Julio Rubio
Maria Caldas
Sonia Dávila
Manuel Gasco
Gustavo F Gonzales
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Therapeutic Effects of Pre-Gelatinized Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon) used as a non-hormonal alternative to HRT in perimenopausal women – Clinical Pilot Study

Background: Roots of cruciferous plant Lepidium peruvianum Chacon cultivated in high plateaus of Andes and known under its common name Maca, have been traditionally-used as an energizing vegetable with therapeutic properties for both men and women. Maca has been recognized by natives of Peru as...
H O Meissner
H Reich-Bilinska
A Mscisz
B Kedzia
International Journal of Biomedical Science

Use of Gelatinized Maca (Lepidium peruvianum) in Early Postmenopausal Women – a Pilot Study

Objective: This double-blind, placebo-corrected clinical pilot study was aimed at assessing the use of hypocotyls of cruciferous Andean plant Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon), in alleviating symptoms of menopausal discomfort experienced by women in early post menopause as measured by profiles of...
H O Meissner
W Kapczynski
A Mscisz
J Lutomski
International Journal of Biomedical Science

Hormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon): (III) Clinical responses of early-postmenopausal women to Maca in double blind, randomized, Placebo-controlled, crossover configuration, outpatient study

This is the second, conclusive part of the clinical study on responses of early-postmenopausal women to standardized doses of pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Maca-GO). Total of 34 Caucasian women volunteers participated in a double-blind, randomized, four months outpatient crossover configuration...
H O Meissner
A Mscisz
H Reich-Bilinska
P Mrozikiewicz
T Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska
B Kedzia
A Lowicka
I Barchia
International Journal of Biomedical Science

Red maca (Lepidium meyenii) reduced prostate size in rats

Background: Epidemiological studies have found that consumption of cruciferous vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. This effect seems to be due to aromatic glucosinolate content. Glucosinolates are known for have both antiproliferative and proapoptotic actions. Maca is...
Gustavo F Gonzales
Sara Miranda
Jessica Nieto
Gilma Fernández
Sandra Yucra
Julio Rubio
Pedro Yi
Manuel Gasco
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology