21. Açai Fruits: Potent Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Superfruits with Potential Health Benefits

  1. Cesarettin Alasalvar2 and
  2. Fereidoon Shahidi3
  1. Alexander G. Schauss

Published Online: 24 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118464663.ch21

Dried Fruits: Phytochemicals and Health Effects

Dried Fruits: Phytochemicals and Health Effects

How to Cite

Schauss, A. G. (2013) Açai Fruits: Potent Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Superfruits with Potential Health Benefits, in Dried Fruits: Phytochemicals and Health Effects (eds C. Alasalvar and F. Shahidi), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118464663.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Food Institute, TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Centre, Gebze-Kocaeli, Turkey

  2. 3

    Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada

Author Information

  1. Natural and Medicinal Products Research, AIBMR Life Sciences, Puyallup, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2013

Book Series:

  1. Functional Food Science and Technology series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fereidoon Shahidi PhD

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813811734

Online ISBN: 9781118464663

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Keywords:

  • tropical dried fruits;
  • açai fruits;
  • freeze-dried açai;
  • antioxidant/anti-inflammatory;
  • phytochemicals;
  • açai processing;
  • “açai” superfruit;
  • ORAC;
  • cytokine reduction;
  • true “superfoods”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Compositional and nutrition characteristics of açai fruits

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of açai fruits

  • Phytochemicals in açai fruits

  • Processing of açai fruits for value-added products

  • Conclusions

  • References