1st Edition

Asian Berries Health Benefits

Edited By Gengsheng Xiao, Yujuan Xu, Yuanshan Yu Copyright 2021
    427 Pages 124 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    As consumers look to natural foods to promote health and well-being, their focus has been on foods with recognized health properties. Natural health products with rich antioxidant and high free radical scavenging activity such as Asian berries currently draw the interest of scientific researchers, whose goal is to evaluate Asian berries’ nutritional and health-promoting properties.

    Collected in one source, Asian Berries: Health Benefits covers a wide array of different Asian berries, their properties, potential health benefits, and possible uses. Asian berries are well-known traditional nutritional foods and herbal medicinals as well as valuable nourishing tonic, which has been used for thousands of years in Asian countries. They are traditionally employed as herbal medicinals from ancient times. Recently, Asian berries widely marketed as health foods have become increasingly popular in the Western world because of their health-promoting properties. This book explores a wide array of possibilities and benefits that come from Asian berries.

    Key Features:

      • Defines chemical, biochemical properties, bioactive components and health benefits of Asian berries
      • Details postharvest storage technology and processing technology development
      • Explains utilization of Asian berries by-products
      • Discusses Asian berries functional foods as well as food safety issues

    Complete with 18 chapters written by experts in their field, Asian Berries: Health Benefits serves as an excellent reference for anyone interested in the science and technology of bioactive components from Asian berries as health-promoting foods.

    Introduction. Chemical, Biochemical and Botanic Properties of Asian Berries and Production in the Asian Countries. Bioactive Compounds and Antioxidant Properties of Asian Berries. Biological Activities and Potential Health Benefit Effects of Polyphenolics Isolated From Asian Berries. Biological Activities and Potential Health Benefit Effects of Anthocyanins Isolated From Asian Berries. Biological Activities and Potential Health Benefit Effects of Cyanidin-3-O-Glucoside (C3G) Isolated From Bayberries, Mulberries, Haskap Berries for Blood Sugar Control. Deposition Forms and Bioaccessibility of Carotenoids and Carotenoid Esters From Asian Berries. Comparative Studies on Phenolic Profiles, Antioxidant Capacities and Carotenoid Contents of Asian Berries in Different Regions And Agronomy Condition. Treatments with High CO2 And Low O2 Concentrations on Quality of Fresh Asian Berries During Cold Storage. Effect of Dehydration Methods on Physicochemical Properties and Antioxidant Activities of Asian Berries. Chemical Properties and Bioactivities of Anthocyanins-Rich Products From Asian Berries Extracted by Different Processing Technologies. Anthocyanins From Asian Berries: Microencapsulation Protecting Technology for High Stability in Hypoglycaemic and Hypolipidaemic Effects. Comparative Studies on Anthocyanins and Phenolic Profiles, Antioxidant Capacities and Purple Mulberry Fruits and White Mulberry Fruits. Functional Constituents of Leaves of Asian Berries: Phytochemical Characterization, Biological Profile. Medical Functions of Mulberry Leaves. Anthocyanins From Leaves of Asian Berries: Isolation, Characterization and Splenocyte Proliferation Activity. Isolation of Carotenoids, Flavonoids and Polyphenolics From Asian Berries and Evaluation of Antioxidant Activity. Extracts and Concentrates of Asian Berries in the Beverage Industry. Traditional Asian-Berry–Based Ethnic Foods and Health Benefits. Cosmetic Products from Asian Berry Material. Use of Bayberry Barks and Roots as Traditional Medicine.


    Gengsheng Xiao, Yujuan Xu, Yuanshan Yu