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Wheat Bran Phenolic Acids: Bioavailability and Stability in Whole Wheat-Based Foods

Istituto di Scienze delle Produzioni Alimentari, CNR, Via Prov.le Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Molecules 2015, 20(9), 15666-15685; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules200915666
Received: 29 July 2015 / Revised: 20 August 2015 / Accepted: 21 August 2015 / Published: 28 August 2015
Wheat bran is generally considered a byproduct of the flour milling industry, but it is a great source of fibers, minerals, and antioxidants that are important for human health. Phenolic acids are a specific class of wheat bran components that may act as antioxidants to prevent heart disease and to lower the incidence of colon cancer. Moreover, phenolic acids have anti-inflammatory properties that are potentially significant for the promotion of gastrointestinal health. Evidence on the beneficial effects of phenolic acids as well as of other wheat bran components is encouraging the use of wheat bran as an ingredient of functional foods. After an overview of the chemistry, function, and bioavailability of wheat phenolic acids, the discussion will focus on how technologies can allow the formulation of new, functional whole wheat products with enhanced health-promoting value and safety without renouncing the good-tasting standards that are required by consumers. Finally, this review summarizes the latest studies about the stability of phenolic acids in wheat foods fortified by the addition of wheat bran, pearled fractions, or wheat bran extracts. View Full-Text
Keywords: whole-wheat flour; phenolic acids; bioactive compounds; antioxidant activity; bio-accessibility; functional foods whole-wheat flour; phenolic acids; bioactive compounds; antioxidant activity; bio-accessibility; functional foods
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Laddomada, B.; Caretto, S.; Mita, G. Wheat Bran Phenolic Acids: Bioavailability and Stability in Whole Wheat-Based Foods. Molecules 2015, 20, 15666-15685. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules200915666

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Laddomada B, Caretto S, Mita G. Wheat Bran Phenolic Acids: Bioavailability and Stability in Whole Wheat-Based Foods. Molecules. 2015; 20(9):15666-15685. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules200915666

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Laddomada, Barbara, Sofia Caretto, and Giovanni Mita. 2015. "Wheat Bran Phenolic Acids: Bioavailability and Stability in Whole Wheat-Based Foods" Molecules 20, no. 9: 15666-15685. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules200915666

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