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Recent patents on the use of antioxidant agents in food.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21428868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The application of antioxidant ingredients is one of the most common ways to delay and prevent the detrimental effect of oxygen in foods. Some of the most widely used and studied antioxidants are carboxylic acids, tocopherols and thiol-containing compounds. However, consumer trends towards healthier and safer foods, together with the increasing concern for the potential toxicity of some antioxidants are leading research efforts towards the use of antioxidants obtained from natural sources, such as plant phenols, essential oils and chitosan. This paper reviews the latest published studies and issued patents on the use of antioxidants agents in foodstuffs. The properties of the most commonly used antioxidants as well as natural antioxidants are revised. Moreover, examples of recent patents on the application of antioxidants to different foodstuffs (meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and beverages) are given.
Jeannine Bonilla; Lorena Atarés; Amparo Chiralt; Maria Vargas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Recent patents on food, nutrition & agriculture     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1876-1429     ISO Abbreviation:  Recent Pat Food Nutr Agric     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-18     Completed Date:  2011-10-04     Revised Date:  2012-10-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526178     Medline TA:  Recent Pat Food Nutr Agric     Country:  United Arab Emirates    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Tecnología de Alimentos -Instituto Universitario de Ingeniería de Alimentos para el Desarrollo, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022, Valencia, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Agents*
Food Additives*
Food Preservatives*
Oils, Volatile
Patents as Topic*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 0/Biological Agents; 0/Food Additives; 0/Food Preservatives; 0/Oils, Volatile; 0/Phenols; 1406-66-2/Tocopherols; 9012-76-4/Chitosan

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