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Themed collection Around the Supermarket: Staple Foods

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Open Access Review Article

Processing of oat: the impact on oat's cholesterol lowering effect

Human studies have clearly demonstrated the beneficial impact of consuming oats on cholesterol levels, however, processing can have a significant influence on functionality, which has not yet been fully addressed.

Graphical abstract: Processing of oat: the impact on oat's cholesterol lowering effect
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Review Article

Molecular actions of hypocholesterolaemic compounds from edible mushrooms

Edible mushrooms contain bioactive compounds able to modulate the expression of genes related to absorption, biosynthesis and transport of cholesterol and regulation of its homeostasis.

Graphical abstract: Molecular actions of hypocholesterolaemic compounds from edible mushrooms
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Red wine extract preserves tight junctions in intestinal epithelial cells under inflammatory conditions: implications for intestinal inflammation

Red wine polyphenols protect the intestinal barrier against inflammatory stimuli by modulating the gene expression of key tight junction proteins.

Graphical abstract: Red wine extract preserves tight junctions in intestinal epithelial cells under inflammatory conditions: implications for intestinal inflammation
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Comparison of the nutritional properties and biological activities of kiwifruit (Actinidia) and their different forms of products: towards making kiwifruit more nutritious and functional

The nutritional properties and biological activities of kiwifruit and their different products made from same raw kiwifruit were investigated.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of the nutritional properties and biological activities of kiwifruit (Actinidia) and their different forms of products: towards making kiwifruit more nutritious and functional
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Modulation of gut microbiota by mulberry fruit polysaccharide treatment of obese diabetic db/db mice

Increasing evidence indicates that gut microbiota is an important factor in mediating the development of metabolic disorders, especially type 2 diabetes.

Graphical abstract: Modulation of gut microbiota by mulberry fruit polysaccharide treatment of obese diabetic db/db mice
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Granny Smith apple procyanidin extract upregulates tight junction protein expression and modulates oxidative stress and inflammation in lipopolysaccharide-induced Caco-2 cells

Granny Smith apple procyanidin extracts upregulate tight junction protein expression, probably acting via the modulation of oxidative stress and inflammation in lipopolysaccharide-induced Caco-2 cells.

Graphical abstract: Granny Smith apple procyanidin extract upregulates tight junction protein expression and modulates oxidative stress and inflammation in lipopolysaccharide-induced Caco-2 cells
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Citrus peel extracts attenuated obesity and modulated gut microbiota in mice with high-fat diet-induced obesity

Polymethoxyflavones (PMFs) and hydroxyl PMFs (HOPMFs) are mainly found in citrus peel and have shown anti-obesity potential in in vitro and in vivo studies.

Graphical abstract: Citrus peel extracts attenuated obesity and modulated gut microbiota in mice with high-fat diet-induced obesity
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Black rice anthocyanin-rich extract and rosmarinic acid, alone and in combination, protect against DSS-induced colitis in mice

Black rice anthocyanin-rich extract and rosmarinic acid ameliorated DSS-induced colitis in mice by down-regulating pro-inflammatory mediators and exhibited an additive interaction in reducing MPO, NO and the expression of some pro-inflammatory mediators.

Graphical abstract: Black rice anthocyanin-rich extract and rosmarinic acid, alone and in combination, protect against DSS-induced colitis in mice
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Ultrasmall fluorescent nanoparticles derived from roast duck: their physicochemical characteristics and interaction with human serum albumin

Fluorescent nanoparticles (FNPs) produced from roast meat have drawn widespread attention due to their potential hazards to human health.

Graphical abstract: Ultrasmall fluorescent nanoparticles derived from roast duck: their physicochemical characteristics and interaction with human serum albumin
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In vitro lipid digestion in raw and roasted hazelnut particles and oil bodies

The impact of roasting and food structure on digestion of hazelnut particles and oil bodies has been thoroughly investigated.

Graphical abstract: In vitro lipid digestion in raw and roasted hazelnut particles and oil bodies
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The inhibitory effect of Manuka honey on human colon cancer HCT-116 and LoVo cell growth. Part 1: the suppression of cell proliferation, promotion of apoptosis and arrest of the cell cycle

Manuka honey suppresses human colon cancer cell proliferation through the promotion of apoptosis.

Graphical abstract: The inhibitory effect of Manuka honey on human colon cancer HCT-116 and LoVo cell growth. Part 1: the suppression of cell proliferation, promotion of apoptosis and arrest of the cell cycle
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Open Access Paper

Grape seed proanthocyanidins influence gut microbiota and enteroendocrine secretions in female rats

An 8-day treatment of GSPE changed the microbiota composition, and several microbiota taxa correlated with metabolic parameters and enterohormones.

Graphical abstract: Grape seed proanthocyanidins influence gut microbiota and enteroendocrine secretions in female rats
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In vitro digestion with bile acids enhances the bioaccessibility of kale polyphenols

Kale (Brassica oleracea) polyphenols and dietary fiber have key roles in bile acid binding, and these bile acids enhanced significanlty higher (69.4%) bioaccessibility of certain health-promoting polyphenolics.

Graphical abstract: In vitro digestion with bile acids enhances the bioaccessibility of kale polyphenols
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Milk-derived bioactive peptides protect against oxidative stress in a Caco-2 cell model

Milk-derived bioactive peptides are able to prevent oxidative stress in Caco-2 cell model.

Graphical abstract: Milk-derived bioactive peptides protect against oxidative stress in a Caco-2 cell model
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A metagenomics approach to the intestinal microbiome structure and function in high fat diet-induced obesity mice fed with oolong tea polyphenols

We investigate the modulatory effect of oolong tea polyphenols on the intestinal microbiota in human flora-associated high fat diet induced obese mice.

Graphical abstract: A metagenomics approach to the intestinal microbiome structure and function in high fat diet-induced obesity mice fed with oolong tea polyphenols
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An exploratory study of red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) (poly)phenols/metabolites in human biological samples

Characterization of red raspberry (poly)phenols in fruit, their metabolism, and presence in human biological samples after acute and chronic intake.

Graphical abstract: An exploratory study of red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) (poly)phenols/metabolites in human biological samples
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Effects of polysaccharides from purple sweet potatoes on immune response and gut microbiota composition in normal and cyclophosphamide treated mice

Three polysaccharides were extracted from purple sweet potatoes and then administered to normal and cyclophosphamide treated mice by gavage.

Graphical abstract: Effects of polysaccharides from purple sweet potatoes on immune response and gut microbiota composition in normal and cyclophosphamide treated mice
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Metabolic fate of strawberry polyphenols after chronic intake in healthy older adults

Strawberry (poly)phenols produce an array of metabolites, some that persist in plasma while others are acutely enhanced when eaten chronically.

Graphical abstract: Metabolic fate of strawberry polyphenols after chronic intake in healthy older adults
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The important role of salivary α-amylase in the gastric digestion of wheat bread starch

Salivary α-amylase (HSA) from the bolus significantly contributed to the digestion of starch during the dynamic gastric digestion of wheat bread.

Graphical abstract: The important role of salivary α-amylase in the gastric digestion of wheat bread starch
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Bioavailability of hydroxycinnamates in an instant green/roasted coffee blend in humans. Identification of novel colonic metabolites

Reduced forms of hydroxycinnamates as new microbial metabolites after intake of a green/roasted coffee blend, together with the predominant phase II metabolites of reduced hydroxycinnamic acids, represented the most abundant group of colonic metabolites.

Graphical abstract: Bioavailability of hydroxycinnamates in an instant green/roasted coffee blend in humans. Identification of novel colonic metabolites
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This collection features recent papers curated by the Food & Function Editorial Office, focusing on some of the most common staples in the modern diet. Inspired by the ‘Around the Supermarket in 20 Tweets’ campaign on the Food & Function Twitter (@FoodRSC).

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