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Bioactive Compounds and Health-Promoting Properties of Berry Fruits: A Review

Abstract

This study characterizes biologically active compounds of berry fruits, including non-nutritive compounds such as phenolic compounds, including anthocyanins, phenolic acids, stilbens and tannins, as well as nutritive compounds such as carotenoids and vitamin C. It discusses the biological activity of those compounds, in particular their antioxidant properties and the resulting health benefits.

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Szajdek, A., Borowska, E.J. Bioactive Compounds and Health-Promoting Properties of Berry Fruits: A Review. Plant Foods Hum Nutr 63, 147–156 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11130-008-0097-5

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  • Antioxidant activity
  • Berry fruits
  • Biological activity
  • Biologically active compounds
  • Medicinal properties