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 anti-hypertensive 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.

The potential impact of strawberry on human health / Giampieri, Francesca; ALVAREZ SUAREZ, JOSE MIGUEL; Mazzoni, Luca; Romandini, S; Bompadre, Stefano; Diamanti, Jacopo; Capocasa, Franco; Mezzetti, Bruno; Quiles, Jl; Ferreiro, Ms; Tulipani, S; Battino, Maurizio. - In: NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH. - ISSN 1478-6419. - STAMPA. - 27:4-5(2013), pp. 448-455. [10.1080/14786419.2012.706294]

The potential impact of strawberry on human health.

GIAMPIERI, FRANCESCA;ALVAREZ SUAREZ, JOSE MIGUEL;MAZZONI, LUCA;BOMPADRE, Stefano;DIAMANTI, JACOPO;CAPOCASA, Franco;MEZZETTI, Bruno;BATTINO, MAURIZIO
2013-01-01

Abstract

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 anti-hypertensive 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.
2013
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