Identification of nutritional bioactives in tropical fruit (2005–2008)

Abstract:
Information on the nutritional properties of tropical fruits is currently limited to chemical analysis of vitamins, minerals and fibre. This project aims to identify additional nutritional components within tropical fruits by assessing activities against a range of cell-based assays. Selected assays will represent cellular processes relating to e.g. lipid metabolism, cancer prevention, and antioxidant effects. Assay-based fractionation approaches will be used to identify molecular bioactives acting either alone or synergistically with other components. Results will be used in public health and/or marketing communication, and will provide targets for breeding and varietal selection programmes.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Centre Director
    Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Associate Dean (Academic)
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Professor
    School of Pharmacy
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Professor
    Mater Research Institute-UQ
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Principal Research Fellow
    Centre for Horticultural Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Associate Dean (Academic)
    Faculty of Medicine
    Professor
    School of Pharmacy
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council