[nafex] Aronia question
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Wed Feb 1 13:22:23 EST 2012
ORAC, Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, is the method that is used
to measure the antioxidant capabilities of biological samples such as
fresh fruits and vegetables. The ORAC value recorded for Aronia is
about 58% higher in antioxidant levels than blueberries and over 90%
more than cranberries. There are two major types of ORAC tests, H-ORAC
and L-ORAC. Lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidant capacities differ
in the chemical makeup and how the breakdown time in our bodies
Proanthocyanidins have benefits that are directly related to
protection against Cardiovascular disease. Consumption of foods and
beverages with high amounts of PAs and phenolic compounds is
identified with the reduction of systolic blood pressure levels and a
reduction of the total levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream. The
concentration of PAs in the aronia berry is among the highest reported
value of any food (Kelm, 613-617).
Anthocyanins are natural compounds that exhibit antioxidant activity
and anti-inflammatory attributes. Anthocyanin rich extracts have been
reported to inhibit growth of various cell lines. For instance, the
University of Maryland completed a research study that demonstrated
that the extract inhibited the cell growth of human colon cell lines.
Furthermore, it is attestable that it has accelerated anticancer and
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Haytowitz; Concentrations of oligomeric and polymeric of flavan-3-ols
(proanthocyanidins) in common and infant foods and estimation of
normal consumption. J. Nutrition. 2004, 613-617.
Lala, G.; Malik,M.; Zhao, C.; He, J.; Kwoon, Y.; Giusti, M.; Magnuson,
B.; Anthocyanin-Rich Extracts Inhibity Multiple Biomarkers of Colon
Cancer in Rats. Journal Nutrition and Cancer. 2006.
Santos-Buelga, C.; Scalbert, A.; Proanthocyanidins and tannin-like
compounds-nature, occurrence, dietary intake and effects on nutrition
and health. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 2000.
Wu, X.; Gu, L.; Prior, R.; McKay, S.; Characterization of Anthocyanins
and Proanthocyanidins in Some Cultivars of Ribes, Aronia, and Sambucus
and Their Antioxidant Capacity. Journal of Agricultural and Food
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