This website is intended for Medical Professionals only. By using this site you confirm that you are a healthcare professional.

News
High-fat maternal diet can cause brain ... A study team at MedUni Vienna’s Center for Brain Research has ... (19 Nov 2019)
Statins Not Associated with Memory or ... Given consumer concern that statins may be associated with ... (19 Nov 2019)
Fecal Transplantation to Treat Patients with ... Scientists review the evidence for using fecal transplantation ... (19 Nov 2019)
Improved fitness can mean living longer ... Staying fit or improving fitness over time should be a goal for ... (19 Nov 2019)
Fish in early childhood reduces risk of ... Children should be introduced to fish or cod liver oil early in ... (18 Nov 2019)
×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 5232
Sunday, 07 April 2019 19:36

Super berries power up porridge Featured

Rate this item
(0 votes)

As the popularity of porridge continues to rise, the addition of a super berry could make it the ultimate new power breakfast for health-conscious, gluten-intolerant consumers.

Diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and coronary heart disease are more prevalent than ever due to hectic and unhealthy lifestyles. Consequently, the demand for healthy, disease-preventing superfoods is on the rise among health-conscious consumers. This shift towards healthier behavior and the focus on the prevention of diseases has contributed to the emergence of new dietary trends.

Natural plant food sources that are rich in antioxidants can help to protect the body from disease as well as heighten physical and mental efficiency. As a result, scientists are now developing functional foods such as snacks, breakfast cereals and porridges that have health benefits beyond normal nutrition.

Native to North America, Aronia berries, also known as chokeberries, are one of the most potent berries in terms of their antioxidant content. In addition to their high concentration of antioxidants, chokeberries are full of vitamins and flavonoids and are thought to have anti-aging properties – factors which only increase their popularity.

However, the antioxidant capacity of fruit can be significantly diminished by heat or oxidation during processing. Now, scientists from Poland have discovered that the Aronia berry is resistant to heat during the production process of cornmeal porridge.

Their research is presented in the article “Influence of Production Parameters on the Content of Polyphenolic Compounds in Extruded Porridges Enriched with Chokeberry Fruit (Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott)” published in De Gruyter’s journal Open Chemistry by author Anna Oniszczuk and her team of scientists from the Medical University of Lublin in Poland. The authors studied the production of cornmeal porridge with varying amounts of the Aronia berries. Their research also determined that the antioxidant and flavonoid content of the porridge samples did not degrade during the production process, despite the high temperatures used.

“Due to the high levels of antioxidants in the Aronia berry and its resistance to high temperatures during processing, the research highlights how important the Aronia berry could be for the production of functional foods such as porridge,” says study author Anna Oniszczuk.


Source: De Gruyter

Full bibliographic information

Paper title: Influence of Production Parameters on the Content of Polyphenolic Compounds in Extruded Porridge Enriched with Chokeberry Fruit (Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott)

Read 490 times Last modified on Sunday, 07 April 2019 17:38

Latest news

Highlights

Join

Connect with other Medical Professionals on fb in a closed facebook group

Login

Top
We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More details…