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Anacardium Plants: Chemical,Nutritional Composition and Biotechnological Applications

Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam 44340847, Iran
Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, 34469 Istanbul, Turkey
Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, School of Applied Sciences, Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy, 34794 Istanbul, Turkey
Bioactive Research & Innovation Food Manufac. Indust. Trade Ltd., Katar Street, Teknokent ARI-3, B110, Sarıyer, 34467, Istanbul, Turkey
Laboratory of Applied Mycology of Cariri, Department of Biological Sciences, Cariri Regional University, Crato, Ceará–Brazil
Laboratory of Planning and Synthesis of Drugs, Department of Antibiotics, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Laboratory of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biological Chemistry, Regional University of Cariri, Crato, Brazil
Department of Agronomy, SAPVESA Laboratory, Nature and Life Sciences Faculty, University Chadli BENDJEDID, El-Tarf 36000, Algeria
State University of Ponta Grossa, Departament of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University, Campus, Nigde, Turkey
Department of Food Processing, Bahçe Vocational School, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, 80500 Osmaniye, Turkey
Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Jail Road, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
Zabol Medicinal Plants Research Center, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol 61615-585, Iran
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Shambat 13314, Khartoum North, Sudan
School of Pharmacy, Kumamoto University, 5-1 Oe-honmachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 862-0973, Japan
Program for Leading Graduate Schools, Health Life Science: Interdisciplinary and Glocal Oriented (HIGO) Program, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Concepción, Concepcion, Chile
Universidad de Concepción, Unidad de Desarrollo Tecnológico, UDT, Concepcion 4070386, Chile
Govind Ballabh Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Garhwal Regional Centre, Srinagar-246 174, Uttarakhand, India
Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal
Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S), University of Porto, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
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Biomolecules 2019, 9(9), 465;
Received: 21 June 2019 / Revised: 26 August 2019 / Accepted: 5 September 2019 / Published: 9 September 2019
Anacardium plants are native to the American tropical regions, and Anacardium occidentale L. (cashew tree) is the most recognized species of the genus. These species contain rich secondary metabolites in their leaf and shoot powder, fruits and other parts that have shown diverse applications. This review describes the habitat and cultivation of Anacardium species, phytochemical and nutritional composition, and their industrial food applications. Besides, we also discuss the secondary metabolites present in Anacardium plants which display great antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. These make the use of Anacardium species in the food industry an interesting approach to the development of green foods. View Full-Text
Keywords: Anacardium; cashew nut; antioxidant; antimicrobial; industrial applications; food preservative Anacardium; cashew nut; antioxidant; antimicrobial; industrial applications; food preservative
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Salehi, B.; Gültekin-Özgüven, M.; Kırkın, C.; Özçelik, B.; Morais-Braga, M.F.B.; Carneiro, J.N.P.; Bezerra, C.F.; Silva, T.G.; Coutinho, H.D.M.; Amina, B.; Armstrong, L.; Selamoglu, Z.; Sevindik, M.; Yousaf, Z.; Sharifi-Rad, J.; Muddathir, A.M.; Devkota, H.P.; Martorell, M.; Jugran, A.K.; Martins, N.; Cho, W.C. Anacardium Plants: Chemical,Nutritional Composition and Biotechnological Applications. Biomolecules 2019, 9, 465.

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