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Daniele Del Rio

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Department of Veterinary Science

Furio Brighenti

111 shared publications

Department of Food & Drugs

Nicoletta Pellegrini

35 shared publications

Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Food and Drug, University of Parma, 43121 Parma, Italy

Daniela Erba

33 shared publications

Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS), University of Milan, Milano, Italy

Maria Cristina Casiraghi

30 shared publications

Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

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Article 2 Reads 9 Citations Nutritive Evaluation of the Bambara Groundnut Ci12 Landrace [Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc. (Fabaceae)] Produced in Côte ... Denis N'dri Yao, Kouakou Nestor Kouassi, Daniela Erba, Franc... Published: 07 September 2015
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, doi: 10.3390/ijms160921428
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The nutritional evaluation of the Bambara groundnut Ci12 landrace (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) seeds produced in Côte d’Ivoire shows a 19% content of protein, containing all the essential amino acids with tryptophan as the limiting amino acid, a total dietary fiber level of 10%, with a low soluble fraction content, and a fat content of 1.4%, with a high proportion of total unsaturated fatty acids (61%) of which 36% were n-6 fatty acids. This legume contains phosphorus, as the major mineral, followed by magnesium and calcium, and trace elements (iron, copper and zinc). It is characterized by the same amount of α-tocopherol and antioxidant capacity as common legumes. The high concentration of essential amino acids, n-6 fatty acids and minerals, mainly Fe, in the Ci12 landrace of Bambara groundnut indicates that this local legume has the potentiality to improve the nutritional status in Côte d’Ivoire and it could be regarded as a nutrient dense food.
Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Effects of Different Maturity Stages on Antioxidant Content of Ivorian Gnagnan (Solanum indicum L.) Berries Denis N’Dri, Luca Calani, Teresa Mazzeo, Francesca Scazzina,... Published: 15 October 2010
Molecules, doi: 10.3390/molecules15107125
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Gnagnan (Solanum indicum L.) is a spontaneous plant widely distributed in Ivory Coast. During ripening stages, Solanum indicum L. presents different colours (green, yellow and red) and is reported to contain several albeit poorly characterized antioxidant compounds. This paper describes in detail the antioxidant profile (ascorbic acid, carotenoids and polyphenols), antioxidant capacity (FRAP test and Folin-Ciocalteau assay) and the colour changes of Gnagnan berries at different ripening levels. Ascorbic acid content was similar in green and yellow berries, but significantly lower in red ones. Red berries showed a higher content of carotenoids compared to green and yellow ones. Regarding polyphenols, several phenolic acids and flavonoids were found in all berries. The content of caffeoylquinic acids, caffeic acid, flavonol glycosides and naringenin was higher in red berries, while the content of p-coumaric acid and feruloylquinic acids was similar among the three colours. The FRAP assay increased with the ripening process, whereas total polyphenols were similar among berries. Significant differences were found for the colorimetric indexes among products of different degrees of ripening. The present results show the important role of the ripening stage in increasing the antioxidant content of Gnagnan berries.
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