publication . Article . 2016

Mexican oaks as a potential non-timber resource for Kombucha beverages

Blanca D. Vázquez-Cabral; Martha Rocío Moreno-Jiménez; Nuria Elizabeth Rocha-Guzmán; José Alberto Gallegos-Infante; Silvia Marina González-Herrera; Claudia I. Gamboa-Gómez; Rubén Francisco González-Laredo;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2016
  • Publisher: Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Coordinación de Revistas Institucionales
Abstract: Oaks (Quercus spp.) are some of the world's most important and abundant trees in nearly all temperate forests of the northern hemisphere. There are two diversity centers for this genus: one is in Southeast Asia, and the other is in Mexico. Studies on the use of oak have mainly highlighted its timber applications. However, its non-timber value is still unappreciated. Ethnobotanical tradition shows infusions from Quercus leaves, alone or in combination with other plants, which have anticarcinogenic effects in gastric cancer patients. Sensorial studies on oak herbal infusions have shown that a higher phenolic content decreases their acceptability. Therefo...
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free text keywords: Nutraceutical, herbal infusion, functional drinks, polyphenols, Quercus., Bebidas nutracéuticas, bebidas funcionales, infusión herbal, polifenoles, Quercus, Kombucha, Biology, Quercus spp, Humanities, lcsh:Forestry, lcsh:SD1-669.5
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