A systematic review of phytochemicals in oat and buckwheat.

Raguindin, Peter Francis; Itodo, Oche Adam; Stoyanov, Jivko; Dejanovic, Gordana M; Gamba, Magda; Asllanaj, Eralda; Minder, Beatrice; Bussler, Weston; Metzger, Brandon; Muka, Taulant; Glisic, Marija; Kern, Hua (2021). A systematic review of phytochemicals in oat and buckwheat. Food Chemistry, 338, p. 127982. Elsevier 10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.127982

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Consumption of oat and buckwheat have been associated with various health benefits that may be attributed to their nutritional composition. We performed a systematic review to evaluate the profile and quantity of bioactive compounds present in oat and buckwheat. Among 154 studies included in final analysis, 113 and 178 bioactive compounds were reported in oat and buckwheat, respectively. Total phytosterols, tocols, flavonoids and rutin content were generally higher in buckwheat, β-glucans were significantly higher in oat, while avenanthramides and saponins were characteristically present in oat. The majority of studies included in current review were published before 2010s. The heterogeneous methodological procedures used across the studies precluded our possibility to meta-analyse the evidence and raises the need for harmonization of separation and extraction methods in future studies. Our findings should further stimulate the exploration of metabolites related to identified phytochemicals and their roles in human health.

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13 Central Units > Administrative Director's Office > University Library of Bern
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

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Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS)

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Raguindin, Peter Francis, Itodo, Oche Adam, Gamba Rincón, Magda Rocío, Minder, Beatrice, Muka, Taulant, Glisic, Marija


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 020 Library & information sciences
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services








Andrea Flükiger-Flückiger

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24 Sep 2020 16:19

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02 Mar 2023 23:33

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Bioactives Buckwheat Oats Phytochemicals Systematic review





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