Search for dissertations about: "medicinal foods"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words medicinal foods.

  1. 1. Wild vegetables and micronutrient nutrition : Studies on the significance of wild vegetables in women's diets in Vietnam

    Author : Britta M. Ogle; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Medical sciences; Edible wild plants; gathered vegetables; Vietnam; micronutrients; rapid appraisal; dietary assessment; nutrition status; chemical analysis; food diversity; folate; medicinal foods; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Nutrition; näringslära;

    Abstract : The principal aim has been to investigate the contemporary role and importance of edible wild plants in the diets of women in different agro-ecological regions of Vietnam. Field studies were undertaken in four villages in the Mekong Delta (MD) and the Central Highlands (CH) in 1995-1999. READ MORE

  2. 2. Bioactivity of Medicinal Bolivian Andean plants. Effects on cell proliferation and related processes

    Author : Gloria Rodrigo; Tillämpad biokemi; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Bolivian medicinal plants; colon cancer; cell proliferation; DNA synthesis; apoptosis; caspase-3; sesquiterpene; curcuphenol; damsin; coronopilin;

    Abstract : Colon cancer is common in both developed and developing countries, and is responsible for at least 600,000 deaths globally every year. It is therefore the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality. Extensive studies are being conducted worldwide to find more effective drugs that can be used in cancer treatment. READ MORE

  3. 3. Antioxidants in Andean food and meals

    Author : Leslie Tejeda; Livsmedelsteknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Antioxidant capacity; polyphenolic compounds; anthocyanidins; individual food; meals; ans and stan genes;

    Abstract : Abstract The constant need to improve health and to prevent disease in Bolivia, especially in the Andean region with its extreme environmental conditions (high altitude and lower temperatures), motivated us to extend studies of antioxidant sources in foods and plants, since antioxidants are believed to have major health benefits. Spectrophotometric methods, such as ABTS (2, 2’- azinobis-3-ethylbenzotiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) and FRAP (ferric reduction antioxidant power), were used to evaluate antioxidant activity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Utilization of Wild Fruit in Mozambique – Drying of Vangueria infausta (African medlar)

    Author : Eulália Chiau; Livsmedelsteknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Vangueria infausta; drying; maltodextrin; sucrose; softener; toughness; solar-assisted pervaporation; aroma; crystallization; water activity;

    Abstract : Vangueria infausta (African medlar) is a wild fruit found in southern and central Mozambique. The ripe fruit has a leathery skin enclosing three to five seeds embedded in a soft pulp that tastes like apple. It plays an important role in the diet of the rural population and has the potential for commercial use. READ MORE

  5. 5. Chemical analysis to promote the use of wild fruits from Mozambique

    Author : Telma Magaia; Livsmedelsteknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; pulps; kernels; consumption; fat; protein; minerals; dietary fibre;

    Abstract : Abstract Wild fruit trees have significant cultural and socio-economic value in rural areas of Mozambique. Most of the wild fruits are seasonal and are available mainly in the wet season. Generally they have a short shelf-life and are eaten fresh or after minimal processing; the most common method of preservation is sun-drying. READ MORE