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Title: Three in One: The Potential of Brassica By-Products against Economic Waste, Environmental Hazard, and Metabolic Disruption in Obesity
Authors: Castelão-Baptista, José P. 
Barros, Ana
Martins, Tânia 
Rosa, Eduardo
Sardão, Vilma A. 
Keywords: Brassica by-products; obesity; oxidative stress; sulforaphane
Issue Date: 23-Nov-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Project: PTDC/ASP-HOR/29152/2017 
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029152 
UIDB/04539/2020 
UIDP/04539/2020 
UIDB/04033/2020 
UIDP/04033/2020 
FCT - 2015 investigator program (IF/01182/2015) 
Serial title, monograph or event: Nutrients
Volume: 13
Issue: 12
Abstract: A large amount of waste is generated within the different steps of the food supply chain, representing a significant loss of natural resources, plant material, and economic value for producers and consumers. During harvesting and processing, many parts of edible plants are not sold for consumption and end up as massive waste, adding environmental hazards to the list of concerns regarding food wastage. Examples are Brassica oleracea var. Italica (broccoli) by-products, which represent 75% of the plant mass. A growing concern in the Western world is obesity, which results from incorrect lifestyles and comprises an extensive array of co-morbidities. Several studies have linked these co-morbidities to increased oxidative stress; thus, naturally occurring and readily available antioxidant compounds are an attractive way to mitigate metabolic diseases. The idea of by-products selected for their biomedical value is not novel. However, there is innovation underlying the use of Brassica by-products in the context of obesity. For this reason, Brassica by-products are prime candidates to be used in the treatment of obesity due to its bioactive compounds, such as sulforaphane, which possess antioxidant activity. Here, we review the economic and health potential of Brassica bioactive compounds in the context of obesity.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10316/105303
ISSN: 2072-6643
DOI: 10.3390/nu13124194
Rights: openAccess
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