Phytochemical Profiles of Potato and their Role in Human Health and Wellness.

Tsao, R. (2009). "Phytochemical Profiles of Potato and their Role in Human Health and Wellness.", Food, 3(Spec. Issue 1), pp. 125-135.

Abstract

This review provides updated information related to the chemistry, biochemistry and biological activities of the major phytochemicals including carotenoids, anthocyanins, flavonoids, phenolic acids in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). The antioxidant activities of these phytochemicals, either in the form of extracts or purified states were discussed. The health beneficial effects of potato phytochemicals, particularly polyphenols and carotenoids and their roles in reducing risks associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes were also discussed.

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