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Strawberry-tree, blackthorn and rose fruits: detailed characterisation in nutrients and phytochemicals with antioxidant properties.
Abstract The chemical composition and biological properties of three wild fruits (strawberry-tree berries, sloes and dog rose hips) were evaluated, in order to valorise these products as sources ofExpand
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Chemical, biochemical and electrochemical assays to evaluate phytochemicals and antioxidant activity of wild plants
Abstract Plants are a source of compounds that may be used as pharmacologically active products. Cytisus multiflorus, Filipendula ulmaria and Sambucus nigra have been used as important medicinalExpand
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Exotic fruits as a source of important phytochemicals: Improving the traditional use of Rosa canina fruits in Portugal
Abstract Several exotic fruits are used in folk medicine as potential sources of healthy compounds. Rosa canina L. (dog rose) fruits and other parts used to be widely consumed in rural areas fromExpand
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Studies on chemical constituents and bioactivity of Rosa micrantha: an alternative antioxidants source for food, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic applications.
Rose species have long been used for food and medicinal purposes. Rosa micrantha is one of the rose species that grow feral in the northeastern Portuguese region so-called Nordeste Transmontano. ForExpand
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In vitro antioxidant properties and characterization in nutrients and phytochemicals of six medicinal plants from the Portuguese folk medicine
Abstract Traditional ethnomedical use of plants is recognized as an important potential source of compounds used in mainstream medicine. Herein, the i n vitro antioxidant properties, nutrients andExpand
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Nutritional composition and bioactive properties of commonly consumed wild greens: Potential sources for new trends in modern diets
Abstract Beyond the composition of the usual macronutrients and micronutrients, it is important to provide information on the composition of bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of foods,Expand
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Tocopherol composition and antioxidant activity of Spanish wild vegetables
Traditional use of noncultivated vegetables has decreased with the development of agriculture and global supply chains. However, some species are still consumed as part of our traditionalExpand
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Nutritional and in vitro antioxidant properties of edible wild greens in Iberian Peninsula traditional diet
Abstract Wild greens are nutritionally well-balanced vegetables. Herein, nutritional and in vitro antioxidant properties of the sprouts of three commonly used species were determined. Wild asparagusExpand
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Lamiaceae often used in Portuguese folk medicine as a source of powerful antioxidants: vitamins and phenolics.
Abstract Three Lamiaceae often used in Portuguese folk medicine: Ground ivy ( Glechoma hederaceae L.), oregano ( Origanum vulgare subsp. virens (Hoffmanns. & Link) Ietswaart) and mastic thyme (Expand
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Microwave-assisted extraction of phenolic acids and flavonoids and production of antioxidant ingredients from tomato: A nutraceutical-oriented optimization study
The production of natural extracts requires suitable processing conditions to maximize the preservation of the bioactive ingredients. Herein, a microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) process wasExpand
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