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Molecules 2019, 24(1), 38; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24010038

Abelmoschus esculentus (L.): Bioactive Components’ Beneficial Properties—Focused on Antidiabetic Role—For Sustainable Health Applications

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CREA-Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Rome, Italy
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Napoli Federico II, Via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
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Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, 3000-354 Coimbra, Portugal
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CEB-Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Academic Editors: Natália Martins and Gertjan van Dijk
Received: 31 October 2018 / Revised: 17 December 2018 / Accepted: 19 December 2018 / Published: 21 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Plant Compounds for Sustainable Health)
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Abstract

The main features of the okra, Abelmoschus esculentus (L.), are highlighted. The evaluation of interactions between biologically active compounds and other components of the food matrix can be considered as the first action in the investigation of potential benefits of this annual herb. Moreover, updated examples of current and innovative directions in an integrated and multidisciplinary approach are discussed, with particular attention to chemometrics. Among the main effects attributed to okra, its antidiabetic property is the focus. Finally, the use of okra in different fields will be discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: okra; plant components; interactions assessment; integrated food research; chemometrics; antidiabetic properties; applications okra; plant components; interactions assessment; integrated food research; chemometrics; antidiabetic properties; applications
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Durazzo, A.; Lucarini, M.; Novellino, E.; Souto, E.B.; Daliu, P.; Santini, A. Abelmoschus esculentus (L.): Bioactive Components’ Beneficial Properties—Focused on Antidiabetic Role—For Sustainable Health Applications. Molecules 2019, 24, 38.

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