Critical Evaluation of Antioxidant and Phenolic Content of Edible Plants

Posted on February 8, 2021Categories medical scienceTags ,   Leave a comment on Critical Evaluation of Antioxidant and Phenolic Content of Edible Plants

Today, the interest in nutritional consciousness and a selective preference for a safe and balanced diet is rising. Healthy sources of essential components in human nutrition are a variety of varieties of vegetables, which include vitamins, minerals, and fiber in general. In addition, chemical compounds unique to the vegetables in question are responsible for different effects on living organisms. Increased consumption of plants has been reported to reduce the risk of developing many diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, stroke, degenerative … Continue reading “Critical Evaluation of Antioxidant and Phenolic Content of Edible Plants”

Natural Acid Catalyzed Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Dihydropyrimidinone Derivative Synthesied from Vanillin, Ethylacetoacetate and Urea

Posted on November 11, 2020Categories chemical scienceTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Natural Acid Catalyzed Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Dihydropyrimidinone Derivative Synthesied from Vanillin, Ethylacetoacetate and Urea

In recent years, green synthesis of organic compounds using solvent-free conditions has gained popularity, as most solvents are either poisonous or flammable. In the field of natural and synthetic organic chemistry, dihydropyrimidinones are very significant heterocyclic motifs. The natural acid catalyst is used for organic synthesis, which catalyses different organic transformations efficiently. A green methodology for the synthesis of the dihydropyrimidinone derivative is the objective of the present study. The present study focuses on the synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation … Continue reading “Natural Acid Catalyzed Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Dihydropyrimidinone Derivative Synthesied from Vanillin, Ethylacetoacetate and Urea”

Enhanced Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties of Pulsed Electric Field-treated Black Grape Extract

Posted on November 7, 2020Categories MedicineTags , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Enhanced Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties of Pulsed Electric Field-treated Black Grape Extract

Grape, one of the world’s largest fruit crops and the world’s most widely eaten fruit, is abundant in phytochemicals with antioxidants, such as polyphenols, both of which have antioxidant and anticancer effects. Several bio-active compounds include grape extract, often expressed by polyphenols and phenolic acids. It may be an ideal alternative, with the least side effects and an excellent cost-benefit ratio, to toxic chemo medications. Grape extract exerts high antioxidant and anticancer activities against cell lines of human cancer. A … Continue reading “Enhanced Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties of Pulsed Electric Field-treated Black Grape Extract”

Variation in Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Fresh Tomato Fruit: Combined Effect of Cultivar and Storage

Posted on September 12, 2020Categories AgricultureTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Variation in Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Fresh Tomato Fruit: Combined Effect of Cultivar and Storage

Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) is one of the most consumed vegetables in the world and probably the most preferred garden crop. It is a key component of the Mediterranean diet, commonly associated with a reduced risk of chronic degenerative diseases. Currently there are a large number of tomato cultivars with different morphological and sensorial characteristics. Its consumption brings health benefits, linked with its high levels of bioactive ingredients, including carotenoids such as β- carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, and … Continue reading “Variation in Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Fresh Tomato Fruit: Combined Effect of Cultivar and Storage”

Avocado and Its By-products: Natural Sources of Nutrients, Phytochemical Compounds and Functional Properties

Posted on August 3, 2020Categories AgricultureTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Avocado and Its By-products: Natural Sources of Nutrients, Phytochemical Compounds and Functional Properties

Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) is a tropical and subtropical fruit that is native to Mexico and Central America. This fruit is gaining increasing worldwide acceptance and has received extensive marketing and a wide distribution due to its relevant nutritional benefits for human health. This work presents relevant information on the production, composition and application of avocado, with an emphasis on its by-products, focusing on the proper use of waste and the possibility of monetizing waste for nutritional and environmental purposes. … Continue reading “Avocado and Its By-products: Natural Sources of Nutrients, Phytochemical Compounds and Functional Properties”

Proximate Composition, Antioxidant Activity, Phytochemical, and Beta-Carotene Contents of Tino-Tino (Physalis peruviana)

Posted on August 3, 2020Categories AgricultureTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Proximate Composition, Antioxidant Activity, Phytochemical, and Beta-Carotene Contents of Tino-Tino (Physalis peruviana)

Tino-tino (Physalis peruviana) is one of the wild fruits found in the Philippines which is not commonly utilized due to little information known about the fruit. To this, the proximate composition, antioxidant activity, phytochemical and beta-carotene contents of Tino-tino (Physalis peruviana) were determined to highlight its unique properties and know its potential field of applications in the food sector. Moisture content of Tino-tino was found to be high at 82.55 ± 0.36%. The ash content of Tino-tino fruit is 0.68 … Continue reading “Proximate Composition, Antioxidant Activity, Phytochemical, and Beta-Carotene Contents of Tino-Tino (Physalis peruviana)”