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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(8), 1258; doi:10.3390/ijms17081258

Bioactivities and Health Benefits of Wild Fruits

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Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Food, Nutrition and Health, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
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School of Chinese Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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South China Sea Bioresource Exploitation and Utilization Collaborative Innovation Center, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Academic Editor: Maurizio Battino
Received: 24 May 2016 / Revised: 22 July 2016 / Accepted: 28 July 2016 / Published: 4 August 2016
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Abstract

Wild fruits are exotic or underutilized. Wild fruits contain many bioactive compounds, such as anthocyanins and flavonoids. Many studies have shown that wild fruits possess various bioactivities and health benefits, such as free radical scavenging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer activity. Therefore, wild fruits have the potential to be developed into functional foods or pharmaceuticals to prevent and treat several chronic diseases. In the present article, we review current knowledge about the bioactivities and health benefits of wild fruits, which is valuable for the exploitation and utilization of wild fruits. View Full-Text
Keywords: wild fruit; bioactivity; antioxidant; anticancer; anti-inflammatory wild fruit; bioactivity; antioxidant; anticancer; anti-inflammatory
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Li, Y.; Zhang, J.-J.; Xu, D.-P.; Zhou, T.; Zhou, Y.; Li, S.; Li, H.-B. Bioactivities and Health Benefits of Wild Fruits. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1258.

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