Bioactivity of Fruits

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The anthocyanins of Wild Blueberries (Vaccinium Angustifolium)

Wild blueberries play a leading role in the prevention of several chronic diseases, thanks mainly to the presence of phenolic compounds, especially anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins. Wild blueberry extracts (Vaccinium augustifolium) possess antioxidant properties that protect cells against free radicals. These properties are mainly due to powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins. Several […]

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The phenolic compounds of Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)

Lingonberries (vaccinium vitis-idea), also known cowberries, grow among small woody plants on the banks of the St. Lawrence Gulf. Lingonberry plants produce red fruits which are very rich in antioxidant compounds, mainly phenolic compounds such as flavonols, anthocyanins, catechines, caffeoyl and ferulic acid. The cowberry fruit offers very interesting pharmacological […]