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Nutritional Profile and Potential Health Benefits of Super Foods: A Review

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MIT School of Food Technology, MIT ADT University, Pune 412201, India
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Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Sharda University, Greater Noida 201310, India
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Department of Food Science & Technology, Govt. Degree College Shopian, Srinagar 192303, India
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Department of Food Technology, IUST, Pulwama 192122, India
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Research Center for Advanced Materials Science (RCAMS), King Khalid University, P.O. Box 9004, Abha 61413, Saudi Arabia
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Unit of Bee Research and Honey Production, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 9004, Abha 61413, Saudi Arabia
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Biology Department, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 9004, Abha 61413, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Biotechnology, Persian Gulf Research Institute, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr 75169, Iran
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Laboratory of Food Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina, Greece
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Present address: Department of Food Science & Technology, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Patras, Charilaou Trikoupi 2, 30100 Agrinio, Greece.
Academic Editor: Stefania De Pascale
Sustainability 2021, 13(16), 9240; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169240
Received: 30 June 2021 / Revised: 30 July 2021 / Accepted: 13 August 2021 / Published: 17 August 2021
The advancement within the food and nutrition sector has resulted in the development of a special category of food, particularly referred to as “superfoods”. Superfoods are special kind of foods capable of exhibiting different positive effects involving prevention of different ailments, provide impetus to the immune system, and essential macro- and micro-nutrients in ample quantities. Nowadays, these are gaining considerable attention due to the increased health consciousness of consumers. In contrast to their exceptional health or even medicinal benefits, which are based on their long history of use, the concept of superfoods is still little understood. The category of superfoods mainly comprises different types of fruits, vegetables, grains, etc. This review sheds light on the nutritional composition as well as the possible intervention in the prevention of various chronic ailments of some significant superfoods. This manuscript could help consumers to use superfoods as part of their diet more often and very effectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: superfoods; immune system; fruits; nutrients; health benefits; micro-nutrients; macro-nutrients superfoods; immune system; fruits; nutrients; health benefits; micro-nutrients; macro-nutrients
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Jagdale, Y.D.; Mahale, S.V.; Zohra, B.; Nayik, G.A.; Dar, A.H.; Khan, K.A.; Abdi, G.; Karabagias, I.K. Nutritional Profile and Potential Health Benefits of Super Foods: A Review. Sustainability 2021, 13, 9240. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169240

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Jagdale YD, Mahale SV, Zohra B, Nayik GA, Dar AH, Khan KA, Abdi G, Karabagias IK. Nutritional Profile and Potential Health Benefits of Super Foods: A Review. Sustainability. 2021; 13(16):9240. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169240

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Jagdale, Yash D., Saurabh V. Mahale, Beenish Zohra, Gulzar A. Nayik, Aamir H. Dar, Khalid A. Khan, Gholamreza Abdi, and Ioannis K. Karabagias. 2021. "Nutritional Profile and Potential Health Benefits of Super Foods: A Review" Sustainability 13, no. 16: 9240. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169240

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