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Nutritional compositions and bioactivities of Dacryodes species: a review


Lee, Hong Tee and Bao, Yang and Prasad, Krishnamurthy Nagendra and Ramanan, Ramakrishnan Nagasundara and Sun, Jian and Chan, Eng Seng and Tey, Beng Ti and Azlan, Azrina and Ismail, Amin and Lau, Cheng Yuon and Jiang, Yueming (2014) Nutritional compositions and bioactivities of Dacryodes species: a review. Food Chemistry, 165. pp. 247-255. ISSN 0308-8146; ESSN: 1873-7072


Dacryodes species are evergreen, perennial trees with fleshy fruits and belong to the family Buseraseae. Many Dacryodes species are underutilized but are widely applied in traditional folk medicine to treat malaria, fever and skin diseases. The nutritional compositions, phytochemicals and biological activities of Dacryodes edulis, Dacryodes rostrata, Dacryodes buettneri, Dacryodes klaineana and Dacryodes hexandra are presented. The edible fruits of D. edulis are rich in lipids, proteins, vitamins, fatty acids and amino acids. Its extracts (leaf, fruit and resin) exhibit antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic and other bioactivities. D. rostrata fruit has significant nutrient content, and is rich in proteins, lipids and minerals. These fruits are also highly rich in polyphenols, anthocyanins and antioxidant activities. This comprehensive review will assist the reader in understanding the nutritional benefits of Dacryodes species and in identifying current research needs.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.05.084
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
Keywords: Amino acids; Anti-oxidant; Dacryodes; Fatty acids; Nutrition; Traditional medicine
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2015 10:38
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