Bioactives specific to pigmented grains are colored compounds belonging to the anthocyanin family. These compounds have been shown to have antioxidant and immunoregulatory properties in humans. In addition, they are of interest in sustainability terms, as they make grains resistant to pests and pathogens, thus minimizing phytochemical use. The nature and amount of pigments present in various classes of pigmented cereals are discussed, along with the possibility of retaining them as useful bioactives when cereals are transformed in various types of foods for direct human consumption.

Pigmented Grains as a Source of Bioactives / S. Iametti, P. Abbasi Parizad, F. Bonomi, M. Marengo - In: Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability. 1: General and Global Situation / [a cura di] P. Ferranti, E.M. Berry, J.R. Anderson. - [s.l] : Elsevier, 2019. - ISBN 9780128126875. - pp. 261-270 [10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.22385-8]

Pigmented Grains as a Source of Bioactives

S. Iametti;P. Abbasi Parizad;F. Bonomi;M. Marengo
2019

Abstract

Bioactives specific to pigmented grains are colored compounds belonging to the anthocyanin family. These compounds have been shown to have antioxidant and immunoregulatory properties in humans. In addition, they are of interest in sustainability terms, as they make grains resistant to pests and pathogens, thus minimizing phytochemical use. The nature and amount of pigments present in various classes of pigmented cereals are discussed, along with the possibility of retaining them as useful bioactives when cereals are transformed in various types of foods for direct human consumption.
Pigmented cereals; Wheat; Corn; Rice; Barley; Anthocyanins; Bioactives; Mycotoxins; Functional food; Cyanidin; Delphinidin; Malvidin; Pelargonidin; Peonidin; Petunidin
Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica
2019
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