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Author Soifoini, Toilibou ♦ Donno, Dario ♦ Jeannoda, Victor ♦ Rakotoniaina, Ernest ♦ Hamidou, Soule ♦ Achmet, Said Mohamed ♦ Solo, Noe Rene ♦ Afraitane, Kamaleddine ♦ Giacoma, Cristina ♦ Beccaro, Gabriele Loris
Editor Giaouris, Efstathios
Source Hindawi
Content type Text
Publisher Hindawi
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2018
Language English
Abstract Comoros Union presents a considerable biodiversity of food resources that are neglected or still not valorised, as breadfruit. This study aimed to evaluating nutritional and nutraceutical traits of Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg by characterizing its main bioactive compounds, nutritional traits, and antioxidant properties in order to contribute to the development of traditional and innovative uses of this species as functional food (e.g., infant flour). Bioactive compound composition, antioxidant properties, protein and sugar content, lipids, fibre, and macro- and microelements were observed in these fruits after a specific drying process. Breadfruit showed positive nutritional traits. The main identified phenolic groups were cinnamic acids (with a maximum of 51.88 ± 2.63 mg/100 gDW for chlorogenic acid) and tannins. The highest value of antioxidant activity was 6.40 ± 1.02 mmol·Fe2+/kgDW. This preliminary phytochemical investigation may provide a contribution to the identification and quantification of lead compounds responsible for traditional nutritional and therapeutic claims.
ISSN 01469428
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2018-06-24
Rights License This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
e-ISSN 17454557
Journal Journal of Food Quality
Volume Number 2018
Page Count 11


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