La murta (Ugni molinae) y sus propiedades benéficas para la salud: Una revisión

Translated title of the contribution: The murta (Ugni molinae) and its beneficial health properties: A review

Teófilo Espinoza-Tellez, José Miguel Bastías-Montes, Roberto Quevedo-León, Emir Valencia-Aguilar, Oscar Díaz-Carrasco, Miguel Ángel Solano-Cornejo, Francisco Mesa-Mesina

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Currently there is a great demand for food products containing functional properties and/or bioactive compounds. One of the fruits that has been widely studied is the murta (Ugni molinae), which appears to contain various beneficial health properties. This review compiles scientific information on the functional and beneficial properties of murta for human health, such as the main components associated with anti-inflammatory activity, antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity, nutritional composition, other uses of murta, economic aspects, and current and future challenges of murta, all based on updated scientific work.

Translated title of the contributionThe murta (Ugni molinae) and its beneficial health properties: A review
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)121-131
Number of pages11
JournalScientia Agropecuaria
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021

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