Health Properties and Composition of Honeysuckle Berry Lonicera caerulea L. An Update on Recent Studies
Marta Gołba , Anna Sokół-Łętowska , Alicja Kucharska
AbstractLonicera caerulea L., also known as haskap or honeysuckle berry, is a fruit commonly planted in eastern Europe, Canada and Asia. The fruit was registered as a traditional food from a third country under European Union regulations only on December 2018. It is resistant to cold, pests, various soil acidities and diseases. However, its attractiveness is associated mostly with its health properties. The fruit shows anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activity— important factors in improving health. These features result from the diverse content of phytochemicals in honeysuckle berries with high concentrations of phytocompounds, mainly hydroxycinnamic acids, hydroxybenzoic acids, flavanols, flavones, isoflavones, flavonols, flavanones and anthocyanins but also iridoids, present in the fruit in exceptional amounts. The content and health properties of the fruit were identified to be dependent on cultivar, genotype and the place of harvesting. Great potential benefits of this nutritious food are its ability to minimize the negative effects of UV radiation, diabetes mellitus and neurodegenerative diseases, and to exert hepato- and cardioprotective activity.
|Journal series||Molecules, ISSN 1420-3049, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.65|
|Keywords in English||Lonicera caerulea; polyphenols; iridoids; anthocyanins; biological activity|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 100.0, 21-05-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 11; = 7; : 2017 = 1.146; : 2018 = 3.06 (2) - 2018=3.38 (5)|
|Citation count*||12 (2021-06-10)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.