Nutritional composition of green asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.), edible part and by-products, and assessment of their effect on the growth of human gut-associated bacteria

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Redondo Cuenca, Araceli and García Alonso, María Alejandra and Rodríguez Arcos, Rocio and Castro Navarro, Irma and Alba Rubio, Claudio and Rodríguez Gómez, Juan Miguel and Goñi Cambrodón, Isabel (2022) Nutritional composition of green asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.), edible part and by-products, and assessment of their effect on the growth of human gut-associated bacteria. Food Research International, 163 . p. 112284. ISSN 09639969

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2022.112284



Abstract

Asparagus is considered a healthy food with a high content of bioactive compounds. In this study, the proximate and mineral composition, non-digestible carbohydrates and bioactive compounds of edible spear, spear by-product and root have been evaluated. Their activity on the growth of human gut-associated bacteria has been studied. The results support the high nutritional and functional value of the asparagus, including its by-products, highlighting the potential of the non-edible parts to be used as prebiotics. A remarkable content in xylose, inulin, flavonoids and saponins has been found. It has been shown that the spear by-product can be selectively used to promote the growth of commensal or probiotic lactobacilli and bifidobacteria strains. It has been confirmed that any part of the asparagus has a potential future as a healthy food or as health-promoting ingredients, however more work is required to identify the compounds able to modulate the human gut microbiota


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Subjects:Medical sciences > Pharmacy > Dietetics and nutrition
ID Code:75992
Deposited On:21 Dec 2022 09:06
Last Modified:21 Dec 2022 09:48

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