Campomanesia spp. native fruits as potential source of health-promoting compounds




Antioxidant Activity, Bioactive Compounds, Campomanesia xanthocarpa var. littoralis, Campomanesia xanthocarpa, Campomanesia eugenioides, Native Fruits.


Campomanesia xanthocarpa var. littoralis, Campomanesia xanthocarpa (Berg), and Campomanesia eugenioides are native fruit plants found in Brazil. Due to the scarce number of controlled scientific studies comparing different native Campomanesia species, this study sought to determine their bioactive compounds and antioxidant properties. C. eugenioides proved to be a rich source of total phenolic compounds, also showing the best antioxidant capacity by the ABTS, DPPH and molybdenum reduction power methods. On the other hand, C. xanthocarpa var. littoralis showed the best results for total flavonoids content, and Iron(II) chelation power. The phenolic compounds contents present in C. eugenioides could be responsible for the best antioxidant activity. This study provides key scientific data regarding the use of valuable fruits from different edible Campomanesia species to produce bioactive ingredients, as well as natural preservatives for food products. Thus, our results contribute to the discovery of the potential application of these native Campomanesia Brazilian fruits, as a natural product with functional and antioxidant properties.


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VERRUCK, S., CUNHA JUNIOR, A., MARASCHIN, M., FRONZA, N., BUDKE, J.C., HASSEMER, G. de S., PRUDENCIO, E.S. and DA SILVEIRA, S.M., 2021. Campomanesia spp. native fruits as potential source of health-promoting compounds. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 37, pp. e37053. [Accessed6 July 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v37n0a2021-54318. Available from:



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