March 10, 2017
J Santana-Galvez et al, 2017. Chlorogenic acid: recent advances in its dual role as a food additive and nutraceutical against metabolic syndrome, Molecules, Volume 22.
Chlorogenic acid (5-O-caffeoylquinic acid) is a phenolic compound from the hydroxycinnamic acid family. This polyphenol possesses many health-promoting properties, most of them related to the treatment of metabolic syndrome, including anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antilipidemic, antidiabetic, and antihypertensive activities. The first part of this review will discuss the role of chlorogenic acid as a nutraceutical for the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome and associated disorders, including in vivo studies, clinical trials, and mechanisms of action. The second part of the review will be dealing with the role of chlorogenic acid as a food additive. Chlorogenic acid has shown antimicrobial activity against a wide range of organisms, including bacteria, yeasts, molds, viruses, and amoebas. These antimicrobial properties can be useful for the food industry in its constant search for new and natural molecules for the preservation of food products. In addition, chlorogenic acid has antioxidant activity, particularly against lipid oxidation; protective properties against degradation of other bioactive compounds present in food, and prebiotic activity. The combination of these properties makes chlorogenic acid an excellent candidate for the formulation of dietary supplements and functional foods.
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