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dc.contributor.authorZeka, K.en
dc.contributor.authorArroo, R. R. J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-14T10:22:26Z
dc.date.available2016-11-14T10:22:26Z
dc.date.issued2016-10
dc.identifier.citationZeka, K. and Arroo, R.R.J. (2016) Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus L.) as a Source of Kaempferol. In: Kaempferol: Biosynthesis, Food Sources and Therapeutic Uses (Garde-Cerdán T & Gonzalo-Diago A, eds.), Nova Science Publishers Inc. pp. 197 – 215en
dc.identifier.isbn9781634858281
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12813
dc.descriptionJoint research project with University of L'Aquila, Department of Life, Health, and Environmental Sciences.en
dc.description.abstractFlavonols have been identified in a wide range of fruits and vegetables, and a flavonol-rich diet has been linked with a relatively low occurrence of degenerative diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and various forms of cancer. This knowledge has resulted in the development of various food supplements and nutraceutical products, and given rise to a very profitable branch of industry. Notably quercetin preparations have become popular, mainly because of the wide availability and modest cost of this flavonol. Kaempferol has better pharmacokinetic properties, but is roughly 1000 times more expensive than the popular food supplement quercetin. Kaempferol and its glycosides are gaining increasing interest as for their antioxidant activity as a food supplement, in functional foods, beverages drinks, in pharmaceutical preparations and cosmetic formulations. Recently, it was demonstrated that kaempferol can be extracted in good quantities from the petals of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativa L.). Thus, rather than a waste product of the saffron spice production, the petals can be a readily exploitable good source of kaempferol for many applications, ranging from nutraceutical food supplements to cosmetic anti-ageing creams.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNOVA Science Publishersen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBiochemistry Research Trends;
dc.subjectKaemperolen
dc.subjectSaffronen
dc.subjectCrocus sativusen
dc.titleSaffron Crocus (Crocus sativus L.) as a Source of Kaempferolen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderERASMUS Exchange Programmeen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceN/Aen
dc.date.acceptance2016-10-21en
dc.researchinstituteLeicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)en


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