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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(6), 835;

Phenolic Compounds in the Potato and Its Byproducts: An Overview

Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Ayazağa Campus, Maslak, Istanbul 34469, Turkey
Department of Agro-Food Sciences and Technologies, Alma Mater Studiorum—University of Bologna, Piazza Goidanich 60, Cesena (FC) I-47521, Italy
Inter-Departmental Centre for Agri-Food Industrial Research (CIRI Agroalimentare), University of Bologna, Piazza Goidanich 60, Cesena (FC) I-47521, Italy
Department of Chemistry and Physics (Analytical Chemistry Area) University of Almería, Carretera de Sacramento s/n Almería E-04120, Spain
Research Centre for Agricultural and Food Biotechnology (BITAL), Agrifood Campus of International Excellence, ceiA3, University of Almería, Carretera de Sacramento s/n Almería E-04120, Spain
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Academic Editor: Ana Maria Gómez Caravaca
Received: 28 April 2016 / Revised: 17 May 2016 / Accepted: 24 May 2016 / Published: 27 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Molecular Research of Functional and Nutraceutical Food)
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The potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is a tuber that is largely used for food and is a source of different bioactive compounds such as starch, dietary fiber, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds are synthetized by the potato plant as a protection response from bacteria, fungi, viruses, and insects. Several works showed that these potato compounds exhibited health-promoting effects in humans. However, the use of the potato in the food industry submits this vegetable to different processes that can alter the phenolic content. Moreover, many of these compounds with high bioactivity are located in the potato’s skin, and so are eliminated as waste. In this review the most recent articles dealing with phenolic compounds in the potato and potato byproducts, along with the effects of harvesting, post-harvest, and technological processes, have been reviewed. Briefly, the phenolic composition, main extraction, and determination methods have been described. In addition, the “alternative” food uses and healthy properties of potato phenolic compounds have been addressed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Solanum tuberosum; potato; phenolic compounds; health effects Solanum tuberosum; potato; phenolic compounds; health effects
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Akyol, H.; Riciputi, Y.; Capanoglu, E.; Caboni, M.F.; Verardo, V. Phenolic Compounds in the Potato and Its Byproducts: An Overview. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 835.

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