Phenolic antioxidants richly contained in corn bran are slightly bioavailable in rats.

@article{Zhao2005PhenolicAR,
  title={Phenolic antioxidants richly contained in corn bran are slightly bioavailable in rats.},
  author={Zhaohui Zhao and Yukari Egashira and Hiroo Sanada},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={5030-5}
}
Phenolic acids (PAs) have been shown to be beneficial to human health and are found most abundantly in corn bran ( approximately 4%, w/w), one of the main dietary fibers. This study therefore evaluated the bioavailabilities of phenolic antioxidants ferulic acid (FA) and p-coumaric acid (PCA) in refined corn bran (RCB) by determining their recovery in the plasma, urine, and feces of rats fed a single meal of a RCB diet containing 5% RCB or adapted to the RCB diet for 10 days. In both studies, 0… CONTINUE READING