Ellagic Acid: Food Sources, Potential Role in Human Health and Antioxidant Effects


Edmund Brewer (Editor)

Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: MED010000

Ellagic acid is a powerful bioactive polyphenolic compound showing a wide range of biological activities and potential beneficial effects on human health. In this book, Chapter One offers an overview of the main food sources of ellagic acid, its glycosides and ellagitannins. Chapter Two studies two Brazilian fruits rich in ellagic acid: the Camu-camu (M. dubia) and the Jaboticaba (M.cauliflora). Chapter Three also presents a collection of the main sources of ellagic acid, as well as structural and safety features related to its applications on diet. Chapter Four shows the effect of ellagic acid on mitochondrial related diseases with an emphasis on its mitochondrial targeting which contribute to these pathological conditions. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Extraction and Analysis of Ellagic Acid and Ellagitannins from Various Food Sources
Maja M. Natić, Dragana Č. Dabić Zagorac and Uroš M. Gašić (Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 2. Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora) and Camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia): Two Emerging Crop Fruits from Brazil as Sources of Ellagic Acid – A Review
Andressa Mara Baseggio and Mário Roberto Maróstica Júnior (Faculty of Food Engineering, University of Campinas, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Ellagic Acid: Its Importance in Diet
Estela GuardadoYordi, Amaury Pérez Martínez, Reinaldo Demesio Alemán Pérez, Enrique Molina,Lourdes Santana, Eugenio Uriarte, Orlando A. Abreu, and Maria João Matos (Universidad de Camagüey Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, Cuba, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Universidad Estatal Amazónica, Ecuador)

Chapter 4. Ellagic Acid and Mitochondria Associated Disorders
Mohsen Rezaei and Elham Keshtzar (Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)


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