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Traditional foods for health. Screening of the antioxidant capacity and phenolic content of selected Black Sea area local foods.
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PMID:  23929456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: The nutritional characteristics of the Black Sea area (BSA) traditional foods are almost unknown, and they could be interesting sources of antioxidant compounds. In this study, carried out within the BaSeFood project, the in vitro total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and phenolic content of 39 BSA traditional foods were determined using different assays.
RESULTS: An ample range of TAC and phenolics content was detected in the examined foods that were ranked according to their scavenging activity expressed per both weight unit and serving size. Based on serving size, the highest TAC was in the order blueberries > nettle soup > sunflower seeds, and the fruits/fruit based foods group was the one having the highest activity. Correlation analysis evidenced that the TAC is highly dependent on total phenolic content, while hydroxycinnamic acids and compounds having o-diphenolic structure did not showed specific prominent effects. Finally, correlations between the two methods used for measuring the TAC suggest that they are both suitable in a wide range of foods.
CONCLUSION: Our data represent the first contribution to further researches on the health effects of BSA traditional foods. This could enhance the interest of consumers, with potential benefits on stakeholders at all levels of production chain.
Authors:
Francesca Danesi; Federica Pasini; Maria F Caboni; L Filippo D'Antuono; Alessandra Bordoni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the science of food and agriculture     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0010     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Sci. Food Agric.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
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Created Date:  2013-8-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0376334     Medline TA:  J Sci Food Agric     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Agri-Food Science and Technology, University of Bologna - Piazza Goidanich, 60-47521, Cesena, FC, Italy.
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