Researchers from the group of Technological Processing for the enhancement of Health-Promoting Compounds in Food of the ICTAN-CSIC have developed sauerkraut containing three times the level of ascorbigen (ABG) compared to conventional sauerkraut. ABG is considered an anticarcinogenic compound that … Read more
Beneficial effects of Spanish beans varieties consumption in the management of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Researcher from the Department of Metabolism and Nutrition (ICTAN) participated with the Technological Agriculture Institute of Castilla and León (ITACyL), work coordinator, the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Tecnology (INIA) and the University Hospital Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda … Read more
A micronutrient abundant in fruits (p-coumaric acid) may improve the functional efficacy of probiotics
Research carried out at the Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC) published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal reveals the response of a probiotic microorganism to p-coumaric acid, an abundant micronutrient in fruits and widespread in … Read more
Novel compounds derivated from olive oil phenolic hydroxytyrosol could be effective against degenerative diseases. This finding has been recently reported by a research team from the Department of Metabolism and Nutrition at the Institute of Food Science and Technology and … Read more
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