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Anacardium Plants: Chemical,Nutritional Composition and Biotechnological Applications

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Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam 44340847, Iran
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Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, 34469 Istanbul, Turkey
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Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, School of Applied Sciences, Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy, 34794 Istanbul, Turkey
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Bioactive Research & Innovation Food Manufac. Indust. Trade Ltd., Katar Street, Teknokent ARI-3, B110, Sarıyer, 34467, Istanbul, Turkey
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Laboratory of Applied Mycology of Cariri, Department of Biological Sciences, Cariri Regional University, Crato, Ceará–Brazil
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Laboratory of Planning and Synthesis of Drugs, Department of Antibiotics, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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Laboratory of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biological Chemistry, Regional University of Cariri, Crato, Brazil
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Department of Agronomy, SAPVESA Laboratory, Nature and Life Sciences Faculty, University Chadli BENDJEDID, El-Tarf 36000, Algeria
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State University of Ponta Grossa, Departament of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil
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Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University, Campus, Nigde, Turkey
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Department of Food Processing, Bahçe Vocational School, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, 80500 Osmaniye, Turkey
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Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Jail Road, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
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Zabol Medicinal Plants Research Center, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol 61615-585, Iran
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Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Shambat 13314, Khartoum North, Sudan
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School of Pharmacy, Kumamoto University, 5-1 Oe-honmachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 862-0973, Japan
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Program for Leading Graduate Schools, Health Life Science: Interdisciplinary and Glocal Oriented (HIGO) Program, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Concepción, Concepcion, Chile
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Universidad de Concepción, Unidad de Desarrollo Tecnológico, UDT, Concepcion 4070386, Chile
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Govind Ballabh Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Garhwal Regional Centre, Srinagar-246 174, Uttarakhand, India
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Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal
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Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S), University of Porto, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
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Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China
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Biomolecules 2019, 9(9), 465; https://doi.org/10.3390/biom9090465
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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