The potential impact of strawberry on human health

Francesca Giampieri, Josè M. Alvarez-Suarez, Luca Mazzoni, Stefania Romandini, Stefano Bompadre, Jacopo Diamanti, Franco Capocasa, Bruno Mezzetti, Josè L. Quiles, Maria S. Ferreiro, Sara Tulipani, Maurizio Battino

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Resumen

The strawberry (Fragaria X ananassa, Duch.) represents a relevant source of micronutrients, such as minerals, vitamin C, folate and phenolic substances, most of which are natural antioxidants and contribute to the high nutritional quality of the fruit. All these compounds are essential for health and, in particular, strawberry phenolics are best known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action, and possess directly and indirectly antimicrobial, anti-allergy and antihypertensive properties, as well as the capacity to inhibit the activities of some physiological enzymes and receptor properties. The main objective of this article is to review and update the current knowledge on the potential impact of the strawberry on human health, with particular attention on compounds and their possible mechanisms of action.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)448-455
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónNatural Product Research
Volumen27
N.º4-5
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2013
Publicado de forma externa

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