Nutrition supplied by plant powders – part 1 (A-B).

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Imagine, that your colleague is a person, who has difficulties chewing fresh vegetables or fruits with their tooth. What can you advice him? Eat products prepared with vegetable/fruit powders.

If you are the food manufacturer and you would like to add some nutrition value to your products, let’s look on some of special and specific nutrients in plant powders, and benefits from them (in such powder compositions).

Read also other parts of this article: part 1 (A-B)part 2 (C-D)part 3 (E-H)part 4 (J-L)part 5 (M-R)part 6 (S-Z).

 

Acerola (Barbados cherry)

Acerola powder

Poly-phenolic anthocyanidin compounds (chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, pelargonidin, malvidin, tannins, cyanidin-3-glycoside, quercetin, kaempferol) – act as antioxidants, which boost immune system.
Carotenoids - help protect eyesight by protecting a retina from free radicals created by light. Vitamin A - ensures good night vision and contributes to better visual acuity.
Vitamin C – act as water soluble antioxidant, so it helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents by scavenging harmful free radicals.
Chlorogenic acid - helps lower blood sugar levels and control blood glucose levels in type-II diabetes.
Niacin, folates, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, riboflavin - act as co-factors for enzymes to help them work with carbohydrates, protein and fats.
Potassium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc - are minerals and electrolytes needed for proper metabolism.

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Almonds

Almonds powder

Mono-unsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid, palmitoleic acid) - help balance LDL/HDL cholesterol.
Vitamin E - is antioxidant, which protects and restores cell membrane integrity; supports skin repairs.
Riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folates - work as co-factors for metabolism enzymes.
Carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin) - decrease the risk of diseases, particularly certain cancers and eye diseases.
Phenols (phenolic acids, flavonoids, stilbenes), proanthocyanidins - affect the initiation and progression of several pathogenic processes.
Magnesium – is calcium channel blocker, which allows for relief and relaxes of veins and arteries.
Potassium - is a key electrolyte involved in nerve transmission and the contraction of muscles (maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function).
Manganese, copper – are trace minerals working as cofactors for superoxide dismutase.
Riboflavin - plays role in energy production in the body.
Calcium, iron, zinc, selenium – are essential minerals.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera powder

Anthraquinones (aloetic acid, aloin, anthracine, antranol, barbaloin, chrysophanic acid, emodin, ethereal oil, esters of cinnamonic acids, isobarbaloin, resistannol) - provide analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activity.
Steroids (cholesterol, campesterol, lupeol, beta-sitosterol), saponins – act as anti-inflammatory agents. Lupeol has antiseptic and analgesic properties.
Lignin – supports body functioning.
Beta-sisterole - helps to slow down or inhibit inflammation.
Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamins B, choline, vitamin B12, folic acid - prevents oxidative stress.
Calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese – are essential minerals.

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Amaranth

Amaranth powder

Carotenoids - are antioxidants, which help to protect the body from injurious effects of free radicals generated from stress and disease conditions.
Unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid) - help to rise HDL cholesterol; help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes.
Lysine - is an important amino acid.
Proteins (albumin, globulins) – are needed for body growth and development.
Iron - is needed for haemoglobin formation.
Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium – are important minerals for bone and joints health.
Fibre - enhance weight loss among obese people.

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Anise

Anise powder

Essential volatile oil (estragol, anethole, p-anisaldehyde, anise alcohol, acetophenone, pinene, limonene) – is applied in many traditional medicines as a stomachic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, stimulant and tonic agent.
Anethole - gives the characteristic sweet, aromatic flavor to anise seeds.
Niacin, riboflavin, thiamine – are B-complex vitamins necessary for proper functioning of the body.
Pyridoxine - helps increase gamma-aminobutyric acid (neurochemical messenger) levels in the brain.
Calcium, magnesium – are responsible for proper bones development.
Iron - helps prevent microcytic-anemia.
Manganese, zinc – works as cofactors for superoxide dismutase enzyme.
Potassium - is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
Copper - is a cofactor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome C-oxidase and superoxide dismutase; is required for the production of red blood cells.
Vitamin C, vitamin A – are antioxidants scavengering harmful free radicals.
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Apples

Apples powder

Quercetin - helps reduce oxidation and destruction other essential molecules in our body.

Pectins (soluble fiber) - reduce levels of toxic heavy metals in the body.

Fisetin – has anti-cancer activity.

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Aronia (Chokeberry)

Aronia powder

Antioxidant mix of flavonoids (anthocyanins like cyanidin-3-galactoside, quercetin, peonidin, delphinidin, petunidin, epicatechin, caffeic acid, Pelargonidin, malvidin, rutin, proanthocyanidins, tannins) – acts against cancer, aging and neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes, and bacterial infections; has one of the highest among berries oxygen radical absorbency capacity (ORAC) value of 16,062 micro-moles of Trolox Equivalents per 100 g.
Carotenoids (carotenes, lutein, zeaxanthin) - have photo-filtering effects on UV rays and thus protects eyes from age-related macular disease in the elderly.
Vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, beta-carotene, folate, potassium, iron, manganese – are essential vitamins and minerals.
Soluble fiber (pectin) - reduce levels of toxic heavy metals in the body.
Acids (neo-chlorogenic acid, chlorogenic acid, succinic acid, malic acid , quinic acid , acetic acid, citric acid) - are metabolism supporting compounds.

Manufacturer/Supplier

Katsaros Kostas - producer of aronia jams

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Apricots

Appricots powder

Beta-carotene (Provitamin A) and other carotenoids and xanthophylls - protect low-density lipoproteins (LDL) from oxidation.

Vitamin B2, potassium, magnesium, iron and copper – is important for maintaining healthy blood and helping to prevent iron deficiency.

Phytochemicals (quercetin, proanthocyanidins, catechins, epicatechins, hydroxycinnamics, gallic acid, caffeic acid, coumaric acid, ferulic acid) – help reduce oxidation.

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Artichoke

Artichoke powder

Dietary fiber - helps control constipation conditions and help cut down colon cancer risks by preventing toxic compounds in the food from absorption.

Cynarin, sesquiterpene-lactones - inhibit cholesterol synthesis but also increase its excretion in the bile, and thus, help overall reduction in the total cholesterol levels in the blood.

Silymarin, caffeic acid, ferulic acid – are antioxidants, which help the body protect from harmful free-radicals.

Bitter phenolic acids (choleretic, hypocholestremic) – act as antioxidants.

Folic acid - acts as a co-factor for enzymes involved in the synthesis of DNA, helps prevent neural tube defects in the newborn baby (during pre-conception period, and during early pregnancy).

Vitamin K- is useful in bone health by promoting osteotrophic (bone formation) activity; helps to limit neuronal damage in the brain (applied in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease).

Vitamin C - helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.

Niacin, vitamin B6, thiamin, pantothenic acid - are essential for optimum cellular metabolic functions.

Potassium - helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium.

Manganese - is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

Copper - is required in the production of red blood cells.

Iron - is required for red blood cell formation.

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Arugula

Arugula powder

Phytochemicals (indoles, thiocyanates, sulforaphane, iso­thiocyanates) – inhibit cancer-cell growth; have cytotoxic effects on cancer cells (offer protection against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers).
Di-indolyl-methane - has the immune modulator, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties.
Folate - helps prevent neural tube defects in the newborns.
Carotenes – are in the body converted into vitamin A, which protects from skin, lung and oral cavity cancers.
Glucosinolates - play a role in cancer prevention.
Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B, pantothenic acid – are essential for optimum enzymatic and metabolic functions.
Vitamin C - helps the human body protect from an inflamatory diseases; develops resistance against infectious agents.
Vitamin K - has a potential role in bone formation and strengthening.
Copper - is an integral part of red blood cells; boosts blood circulation and increase oxygenation of the organs and cells.
Iron - is important for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.
Fibre - reduces a risk of diabetes and heart disease; supports normal, healthy bowel movements.

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha powder

Carotenoids (cryptoxanthin, beta-carotene), polyphenols – are acting as antioxidants.
Vitamin A - is required for sustaining good eyesight and skin health; improving immune functions and protects from degenerative diseases just like macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis, as well as cystic fibrosis.
Vitamin C - is required for collagen manufacturing; reduces blood pressure level; improves the defence mechanisms.
Thiamine - is required to keep a healthy central nervous system
Riboflavin - is required to facilitate cell growth and repair.
Niacin - is required for DNA repair and maintaining levels of energy.
Potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus – are essential minerals.

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Asparagus

Asparagus powder

Folate - important for fetal development, prevent cognitive decline, anti-aging properties.

Chromium - a trace mineral that, among others, assists insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.

Asparagine - assists the body in getting rid of excess fluids, salts (very helpful for people with edema, high blood pressure, and other heart-related diseases).

Saponins (asparanin A, sarsasapogenin, protodioscin and diosgenin) – is a promising medicine in relation to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease".

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Avocados

Avocados powder

 

Potassium - helps to keep blood pressure low.

Monounsaturated fats - help to lower blood pressure.

Vitamin K - promotes bone health in the elderly.

Phytosterols (beta-sitosterol, campesterol stigmasterol) and their polyhydroxylated alcohols.

Carotenoids (chrysanthemaxanthin, neoxanthin, transneoxanthin, neochrome and several forms of lutein).

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Bananas

Bananas powder

B vitamins - help to remedy sleeplessness, mood swings, and irritability.

Magnesium and potassium salts - a great electrolyte stabilisation source.

Fibre - enhance weight loss among obese people.

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Baobab

Baobab powder

Flavonoids, beta-carotene – are good antioxidants.
Vitamin C - supports collagen formation.
Calcium, magnesium, phosphorous – support the bone health.
Potassium - is essential for optimum kidney function.
Zinc - is a co-factor in many enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation, digestion, and nucleic acid synthesis.
Soluble and insoluble fiber - exert prebiotic effects (promoting the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut).

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Basil

Basil powder

 

Magnesium - assists cardiovascular health by promoting healthy blood flow.

Flavonoids (orientin and vicenin) - protect cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage.

Volatile oils (with estragole, linalool, cineole, eugenol, sabinene, myrcene, and limonene) - restrict a growth of numerous bacteria, act as antidepressants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Beta-carotene - antioxidant.

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Bay leaf (Bay-Laurel)

Bay leaf powder

Volatile components (alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, methyl chavicol, neral, alpha-terpineol, geranyl acetate, eugenol, chavicol) – have antiseptic, antioxidant, digestive, anti-cancer properties.
Vitamin C - helps remove harmful free radicals from the body; is an immune system booster.
Folates - are important in DNA synthesis; help prevent neural tube defects in the newborn baby.
Vitamin A - is a natural antioxidant required for maintaining mucosa and skin health; supports normal eyesight.
Niacin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, riboflavin - help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function and regulating body metabolism.
Calcium, selenium, zinc, magnesium – are essential minerals needed for optimal metabolism.
Potassium - helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
Manganese, copper - act as co-factors for superoxide dismutase enzyme.
Iron - is active co-factor for cytochrome oxidase enzymes.

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Beetroots

Beets powder

 

Folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, choline, iodine, manganese, organic sodium, potassium and fiber - help oxygenate blood and enhance exercise performance.

Betanin and vulgaxanthin - provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.

Lutein and zeaxanthin - play an important role in eye health.

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Bell peppers (Paprika)

Bell peppers powder

Vitamin C - helps heal wounds and keep teeth and gums healthy or protect against infections.

Vitamin A - support healthy eyes and skin maintenance.

Carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) – have antioxidative functions.

Luteolin - is an oxygen scavenger.

Sulfur-containing compounds and enzymes (cysteine S-conjugate beta-lyases) - active in a sulfur-containing metabolic pathway called the thiomethyl shunt (anti-cancer benefits).

Flavonoids (luteolin, quercetin, hesperidin), Carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin) - play an important role in overall health.

Hydroxycinnamic Acids (ferulic acid, cinnamic acid) - prevent of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes; antioxidants in an area of eye health.

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Bitter melons

Bitter melons powder

Glycosides (momordin, charantin), alkaloids (momordicin),  glycoproteins (alpha-momorcharin, beta-momorcharin, lectins), vicine (pyrimidine nucleoside), steroidal saponins (charantin), insulin-like peptides - have blood-sugar lowering actions.

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Black Pepper

Black Pepper powder

Piperine - enhances the bioavailability of various nutrients such as vitamins A, vitamin C, selenium, beta-carotene, curcumin.
Alkaloids (chavicine, piperidine, piperettine) - improves memory; helps prevent the formation of intestinal gas by stimulating hydrochloric acid production in a stomach.
Other phytochemicals – responsible for sweating and urination; stimulates a central nervous system, have analgesic and antipyretic properties.
Iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, chromium – are essential minerals.

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Blackberries

Blackberries powder

Vitamin C, fiber, iron, calcium, manganese, and potassium - help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Copper - is required in the bone metabolism and in a production of white and red blood cells.

Soluble and insoluble fiber - prevents or relieves constipation; help to maintain a healthy weight and lowering risk of diabetes and heart diseases.

Xylitol - is a low-calorie sugar which helps in steadying blood sugar levels.

Phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals (anthocyanins, ellagic acid, tannin, quercetin, gallic acid, cyanidins, pelargonidins, catechins, kaempferol, and salicylic acid) - act against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases.

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Blueberries

Blueberries powder

Tannins - can kill bacteria.

Manganese - contributes to healthy bones as well as in converting macronutrients to energy.

Pectin, vitamin C, potassium - are helpful nutrients.

Anthocyanins (malvidins, delphinidins, pelargonidins, cyanidins, and peonidins) - support the nervous system and for brain health; active as antioxidants.

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Brazil Nuts

Brazil Nuts powder

Selenium - is an essential cofactor for the antioxidant enzyme, glutathione peroxidase.
Vitamin E - is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant required for maintaining the integrity of mucosa and skin.
Monounsaturated fatty acids (palmitoleic acid, oleic acid) - help increase HDL or "good cholesterol" level in the blood.
Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folates - work as co-factors for enzymes in the body.
Copper - helps prevent anaemia and bone weakness.
Manganese - is a cofactor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
Magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc – are essential minerals.

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Broccoli

Broccoli powder

Vitamin E and vitamin C - helps heal cuts and wounds and keep teeth and gums healthy and support an immune system.

Pantothenic acid and vitamin A - work to improve rough skin.

Sulforaphane - an anti-inflammatory compound; prevents or reverses damage to blood vessel linings caused by chronic blood sugar problems.

Glucosinolate phytonutrients (glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian and glucobrassicin) - support all steps in body's detox process, including activation, neutralization, and elimination of unwanted contaminants.

Vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and vitamin K – are known for benefitting the liver and bones.

Kaempferol - lessens the impact of allergy-related substances on our body.

Manufacturers:

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Butter lettuce

Butter lettuce powder

Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium and Manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate – all together are needed by the body to convert a damaging chemical substance called homocysteine into other neutral substances (homocysteine can directly damage blood vessels, thus greatly increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke).

Dietary fiber - normalizes bowel movements and helps maintain general bowel health.

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Read also other parts of this article: part 1 (A-B)part 2 (C-D)part 3 (E-H)part 4 (J-L)part 5 (M-R)part 6 (S-Z).