Food and Chemical Toxicology, March, 2013, Vol.53, p.392(10)
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2012.12.011 Byline: Monica Rosa Loizzo (a), Alessandro Pugliese (a), Marco Bonesi (a), Damiano De Luca (b), Nora O'Brien (c), Francesco Menichini (a), Rosa Tundis (a) Keywords: Bell pepper; Phytochemical content; Apigenin; Food processes; Antioxidant activity; Hypoglycemic properties Abstract: a* Capsicum annum L. Roggiano and Senise cultivars were studied. a* Italian sweet peppers were analyzed fresh and after drying and dryin-frying processes. a* The antioxidant activity of both cultivars is not influenced by technological processes. a* Fresh Senise peppers exerted the strongest inhibitory activity against [alpha]-amylase. a* A potential health benefits could be obtained as a result of consuming these sweet peppers. Author Affiliation: (a) Department of Pharmacy, Health Sciences and Nutrition, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende (CS), Italy (b) CALAB, Laboratorio Chimico Merceologico della Calabria, I-87040 Montalto Uffugo (CS), Italy (c) Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland Article History: Received 1 November 2012; Accepted 7 December 2012
Cultivars -- Analysis ; Antioxidants (Nutrients) -- Analysis
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