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Reduction in Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer Risks With Edible Chinese Flowers

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on April 24, 2014 at 7:14 AM
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 Reduction in Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer Risks With Edible Chinese Flowers

Common edible flowers in China are rich in phenolics, having excellent antioxidant capacity and can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, finds a new study.

The researchers have found that common edible flowers common edible flowers have the potential to be used as an additive in food to prevent chronic disease, help health promotion and prevent food oxidization.

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However, the researchers said that the antioxidant mechanisms, the anti-tumor, anti-inflammation and anti-aging activity of the edible flower extracts should be further studied to develop more applications as natural antioxidants.

The study was published in the Journal of Food Science.

Source: ANI
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