Recent Studies on Berry Bioactives and Their Health-Promoting Roles


Vahapoglu B., Erskine E., Gultekin Subasi B., Çapanoğlu Güven E.

MOLECULES, vol.27, no.1, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/molecules27010108
  • Journal Name: MOLECULES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: berry fruits, phenolic compounds, bioactive compounds, healthy diet, REDUCES CHOLESTEROL ACCUMULATION, ENHANCES ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY, INFLAMMATORY-BOWEL-DISEASE, POLYPHENOL-RICH EXTRACT, IN-VITRO ANTIOXIDANT, BLOOD-PRESSURE, OXIDATIVE STRESS, PARKINSONS-DISEASE, PHENOLIC-COMPOUNDS, DOUBLE-BLIND
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Along with the increased knowledge about the positive health effects of food bioactives, the eating habits of many individuals have changed to obtain higher nutritional benefits from foods. Fruits are among the most preferred food materials in this regard. In particular, berry fruits are important sources in the diet in terms of their high nutritional content including vitamins, minerals, and phenolic compounds. Berry fruits have remedial effects on several diseases and these health-promoting impacts are associated with their phenolic compounds which may vary depending on the type and variety of the fruit coupled with other factors including climate, agricultural conditions, etc. Most of the berries have outstanding beneficial roles in many body systems of humans such as gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, immune, and nervous systems. Furthermore, they are effective on some metabolic disorders and several types of cancer. In this review, the health-promoting effects of bioactive compounds in berry fruits are presented and the most recent in vivo, in vitro, and clinical studies are discussed from a food science and nutrition point of view.