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Determination of antioxidant potential, in vitro bioaccessibility and evaluation of antidiabetic and prebiotic activities from the uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis Cambess)

Grant number: 20/00225-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2020
Effective date (End): July 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Science
Principal researcher:Glaucia Maria Pastore
Grantee:David de Paulo Farias
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia de Alimentos (FEA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Noncommunicable Chronic Diseases (NCDs) are today a global concern due to economic and public health losses worldwide. Among the NCDs, diabetes mellitus stands out mainly for the high mortality rates, besides to the social and economic repercussions. Within this context, there is a growing demand for foods that can bring health benefits, as much scientific evidence has shown that adopting a healthy diet reduces the risk of developing NCDs, whose etiology is often related to nutritional and metabolic disorders. In addition, vegetable consumption is highly recommended because these foods, besides nourishing, can provide important bioactive compounds for maintaining redox status in the human body, reducing the incidence of NCDs such as type 2 diabetes. Brazil is a country rich in native fruit species with excellent nutritional and therapeutic characteristics. The uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis Cambess) is a native fruit species of the Atlantic Rainforest that, besides presenting excellent nutritional value, has high content of bioactive compounds such as phenolic. However, little information is available in the literature about its functional potential and biological properties. Thus, this project proposes to evaluate the antioxidant capacity and antidiabetic and prebiotic potential of extracts of edible fraction (pulp + peel) and seed from the uvaia, in order to know their biological effects and provide subsidies for future research aimed at elucidating the physiological and molecular mechanisms for the prevention of NCDs. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE ARAUJO, FABIO FERNANDES; FARIAS, DAVID DE PAULO; NERI-NUMA, IRAMAIA ANGELICA; DIAS-AUDIBERT, FLAVIA LUISA; DELAFIORI, JEANY; DE SOUZA, FLORISVALDO GAMA; CATHARINO, RODRIGO RAMOS; DO SACRAMENTO, CELIO KERSUL; PASTORE, GLAUCIA MARIA. Influence of high-intensity ultrasound on color, chemical composition and antioxidant properties of araca-boi pulp. Food Chemistry, v. 338, FEB 15 2021. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DE ARAUJO, FABIO FERNANDES; FARIAS, DAVID DE PAULO; NERI-NUMA, IRAMAIA ANGELICA; DIAS-AUDIBERT, FLAVIA LUISA; DELAFIORI, JEANY; DE SOUZA, FLORISVALDO GAMA; CATHARINO, RODRIGO RAMOS; DO SACRAMENTO, CELIO KERSUL; PASTORE, GLAUCIA MARIA. Gastrointestinal bioaccessibility and bioactivity of phenolic compounds from araca-boi fruit. LWT-FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, v. 135, JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE SOUZA, FLORISVALDO GAMA; DE ARAUJO, FABIO FERNANDES; FARIAS, DAVID DE PAULO; ZANOTTO, ALINE WASEM; NERI-NUMA, IRAMAIA ANGELICA; PASTORE, GLAUCIA MARIA. Brazilian fruits of Arecaceae family: An overview of some representatives with promising food, therapeutic and industrial applications. Food Research International, v. 138, n. A DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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