Special Issue "Bioactive Compounds in Fruit and Vegetables: Extraction, Identification and Healthy Effects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2019).
Interests: food; health prevention; quality; security; phytochemicals; bioacessibility; bioavailability; bioactivity
Interests: integration of green separation processes to recover high added-value compounds from natural raw materials; alternative biomass for the development of improved natural bio-products with health-promoting properties, in particular, anti-inflammatory activity
Interests: food bioactives; functional foods; cell-based assays; health benefits, colon cancer
Fruit and vegetables are essential components of a healthy diet, as they are an important source of bioactive compounds. In order to understand the health benefits of these foods, it is mandatory to know their composition. However, these types of food are quite difficult to analyze because they are complex and contain different concentrations of various families of bioactive compounds. Adequate extraction procedures must be adopted in order to obtain characterization data that reflect the bioacessibility of these compounds. The identification of the bioactive compounds is also mandatory to understand their functional mechanisms, how they can be absorbed by the human body, distributed to their targets, exert their effects, and be metabolized and excreted. Clinical intervention studies in humans and the use of different analytical methodologies and statistical tools can provide information on biological samples, in particular, about the biomarkers related to food consumption and the effects of food consumption on disease biomarkers, enabling to make conclusions about the health benefits of consuming vegetables and fruits.
Prof. Maria do Rosário Bronze
Dr. Ana Matias
Dr. Teresa Serra
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- Vegetables phytochemical composition
- Fruits phytochemical composition
- Human intervention studies
- Biomarkers of food intake
- ADME of phytochemicals
- Health benefits
- Effect on biomarkers of diseases