Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Nutrition. 2014 Feb;30(2):134-44. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2013.04.007. Epub 2013 Sep 4.

Edible berries: bioactive components and their effect on human health.

Author information

1
Department of Molecular Biotechnology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address: nileshivraj@gmail.com.
2
Department of Molecular Biotechnology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address: sewpark@konkuk.ac.kr.

Abstract

The importance of food consumption in relation to human health has increased consumer attention in nutraceutical components and foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Berries are a rich source of a wide variety of non-nutritive, nutritive, and bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, phenolics, anthocyanins, phenolic acids, stilbenes, and tannins, as well as nutritive compounds such as sugars, essential oils, carotenoids, vitamins, and minerals. Bioactive compounds from berries have potent antioxidant, anticancer, antimutagenic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antineurodegenerative properties, both in vitro and in vivo. The following is a comprehensive and critical review on nutritional and non-nutritional bioactive compounds of berries including their absorption, metabolism, and biological activity in relation to their potential effect on human health.

KEYWORDS:

Blackberries; Blueberries; Human health; Phytochemicals; Raspberries; Strawberries

PMID:
24012283
DOI:
10.1016/j.nut.2013.04.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center