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Moringa oleifera: A review on nutritive importance and its medicinal application

Moringa oleifera, native to India, grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is commonly known as ‘drumstick tree’ or ‘horseradish tree’. Moringa can withstand both severe drought...

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Genetically modified foods: A critical review of their promise and problems

The term “genetic modified organisms (GMO)” has become a controversial topic as its benefits for both food producers and consumers are companied by potential biomedical risks and environmental side...

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The role of glutamine in supporting gut health and neuropsychiatric factors

Recent research has shown that the amino acid glutamine can positively affect gut health by supporting the gut microbiome, gut mucosal wall integrity, and by modulating inflammatory responses. As modulated...

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Risk factors in street food practices in developing countries: A review

Street food trading solves major social and economic problems in developing countries through the provision of ready-made meals at relatively inexpensive prices and employment for teeming rural and...

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How does the tea L-theanine buffer stress and anxiety

Tea (Camellia sinensis) is widely considered to promote feelings of calming and soothing. This effect is attributed to L-theanine (L-γ-glutamylethylamide) in tea, a non-protein amino acid mainly derived...

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An investigation of the formulation and nutritional composition of modern meat analogue products

Meat analogues, or plant-based products that simulate the properties of traditional meat products, have secured a position in the conversation of protein foods. Rapid growth of the meat analogue industry...

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Oral microbiota: A new view of body health

Oral microbiota is an important part of the human microbiota. Oral microbes can be colonized into the intestine in various ways. Oral microbiota is associated with a variety of oral diseases. Recently,...

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Microalgae: A potential alternative to health supplementation for humans

•Microalgae contains various nutritious and bio-active compounds.•Microalgae is capable of preventing or curing various acute and chronic diseases.•Microalgae is under-exploited crop due to its capital-intensive...

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Corn phytochemicals and their health benefits

Whole grain has a wide range of phytochemicals exhibiting health benefits of lowering risk of chronic diseases. As commonly consumed grain product, corn has unique profiles of nutrients and phytochemicals...

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Recent progress in preventive effect of collagen peptides on photoaging skin and action mechanism

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Health aspects of peanuts as an outcome of its chemical composition

Peanut is an energy dense food item and it contains a substantial amount of fat, proteins, carbohydrate, both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Peanuts are consumed...

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Fermentation-enabled wellness foods: A fresh perspective

Fermented foods represent an important segment of current food markets, especially traditional or ethnic food markets. The demand for efficient utilization of agrowastes, together with advancements...

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A critical review on phytochemical profile and health promoting effects of mung bean (Vigna radiata)

The seeds and sprouts of mung bean are very common cruise in Asia. Evidence showed that bioactive compounds in mung bean have emerged as an increasing scientific interest due to their role in the prevention...

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Effects of soaking process on arsenic and other mineral elements in brown rice

•The maximal reduction of arsenic was ∼40 %, inorganic arsenic accounting for ∼80 %.•Endosperm was a main part of arsenic removal in rice during soaking.•There was a consistent variation between elements...

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Tea aroma formation

Besides water, tea is one of the most popular beverages around the world. The chemical ingredients and biological activities of tea have been summarized recently. The current review summarizes tea aroma...

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Effects of dietary fiber on human health

Dietary fiber (DF) is believed to provide important health benefits and it has become a research hotspot. DF exists in most natural foods, including fruits (16.74%–91.24%), vegetables (6.53%–85.19%),...

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Biochemical and histopathological profiling of Wistar rat treated with Brassica napus as a supplementary feed

Metabolic changes together with cardiovascular and hepatic factors are related to the development of diseases like myocardial lipidosis, heart disease, and profound toxicity. The aim of this animal...

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Analysis of the changes of volatile flavor compounds in a traditional Chinese shrimp paste during fermentation based on electronic nose, SPME-GC-MS and HS-GC-IMS

Traditionally fermented shrimp paste has a long fermentation period and is susceptible of external factors, which leads to unstable quality and limits its development and application. Therefore, the...

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Functional food products in Japan: A review

Japan has a long history of using foods with health benefits and Japanese people are well-known for their longevity. In 1991, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare introduced a functional food regulation...

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Wine, beer and Chinese Baijiu in relation to cardiovascular health: the impact of moderate drinking

Excessive alcohol consumption (≥15 drinks per week) causes chronic diseases and multiple other health conditions. Nevertheless, alcohol beverages have been used as a vital medicine ingredient in various...

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Review of Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn): A power house of health benefiting nutrients

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Genetically modified foods in China and the United States: A primer of regulation and intellectual property protection

Food is a basic and personal necessity to human. Safety of food is a prime factor to consider apart from nutrition, quality and cost. Genetically modified (GM) foods first came on the market in 1994....

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Seaweed nutraceuticals and their therapeutic role in disease prevention

There is a growing interest that bioactive compounds from seaweed can play a major therapeutic role in disease prevention in humans. Seaweed bioactives including polysaccharides, pigments, fatty acids,...

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Antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of essential oils and extracts of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) plants

The present study was conducted to evaluate the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of the essential oils and ethanol extracts of Ocimum basilicum L. obtained from Assiut, Minia and BeniSuef...

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Effects of vegetarian diet-associated nutrients on gut microbiota and intestinal physiology

People are increasingly aware of the role of vegetarian diets in modulating human gut microbial abundance and intestinal physiology. A plant-based diet is thought to benefit host health by contributing...

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