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Incorporating grape seed antioxidants into a functional food model

dc.contributor.advisorYu, Liangli
dc.contributor.advisorSlavin, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorBinzer, Lena
dc.contributor.authorBrinsko, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorCha, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorChen, Zao
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorGrob, Kelly
dc.contributor.authorHao, Junjie
dc.contributor.authorHitz, Christina
dc.contributor.authorLi, Laura
dc.contributor.authorSwamy, Sowmya
dc.contributor.authorWolf, Maxim
dc.contributor.authorXu, MengMeng
dc.contributor.authorYanik, Mary
dc.descriptionGemstone Team IMMUNE (Innovative Medicines for Maladies Utilizing Nutraceutical Enhancements)en_US
dc.description.abstractConsumption of foods rich in natural antioxidants may potentially reduce the risk of chronic illnesses. This study examined feasibility and consumer acceptability of creating a functional food rich in natural antioxidants from cold-pressed grape seed oil and flour. The first study investigated and compared five grape seed varieties, and found Chardonnay grape seeds contained the highest quantity of health-beneficial properties. Consequently, addition of Chardonnay grape seed flour and oil to bread significantly increased health-beneficial properties. Baking conditions influenced antioxidant properties of bread, indicating processing conditions may affect antioxidant activity in finished food products. In addition, the consumer sensory evaluation study found control bread was preferred over bread containing grape seed flour and oil; however, grape seed containing bread had an overall positive reception. Incorporation of grape seeds into bread may be effective in incorporating health-beneficial compounds into the diet; however, further studies on long term health effects should be conducted.en_US
dc.subjectgrape seedsen_US
dc.subjectGemstone Team IMMUNE (Innovative Medicines for Maladies Utilizing Nutraceutical Enhancements)en_US
dc.titleIncorporating grape seed antioxidants into a functional food modelen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGemstone Program, University of Maryland (College Park, Md)

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