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razilian tucuma-do-Amazonas (Astrocaryum aculeatum) and tucuma-do-Para (Astrocaryum vulgare) fruits: bioactive composition, health benefits, and technological potentia

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Machado, Ana Paula da Fonseca [1] ; do Nascimento, Roberto de Paula [1] ; Alves, Mariana da Rocha [1] ; Reguengo, Livia Mateus [1] ; Marostica Junior, Mario Roberto [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Food Engn, 80 Monteiro Lobato St, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Source: Food Research International; v. 151, JAN 2022.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Latin America has a wide range of native plants spread through its territory. The palms of the Astrocaryum genus are examples of crops occurring in Central and South America, including the large plant life in Brazil. Although not very well known, the Astrocaryum spp. possess edible and non-edible fractions with potential technological and medicinal uses, as evidenced by recent research. Two native Brazilian fruits, tucuma-do-Amazonas (Astro-caryum aculeatum) and tucuma-do-Para (Astrocaryum vulgare), typically found in the north and northeast of the country, respectively, stand out for their high antioxidant capacity and rich content in bioactive compounds, mainly carotenoids and phenolic compounds. Accordingly, experimental studies indicate their potential to prevent and treat inflammatory and oxidative stress-related conditions, including cancer. The tucuma plants have also been suggested as tools in the industry, for example for biofuel production, activated carbon tech-nology, and as alternative packaging. Considering the importance of bringing light to underestimated yet culturally relevant native crops with potential benefits for small and large communities, this review aims to present and discuss the characteristics, bioactive composition, health effects, and technological potential of tucuma-do-Amazonas and tucuma-do-Para fruits. (AU)

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Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
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Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
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