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Novel Techniques in Nutrition and Food Science

Chemical, Biological and Pharmacological Studies of Bunchosia Geuus (Malpighiaceae)

Submission: January 12, 2022;Published: March 22, 2022

Volume6 Issue3
March, 2022


The genus Bunchosia, which belongs to the Malpighiaceae family, comprises at least 98 species, occurring mainly in Latin America. This article aims to compile relevant information on the chemistry and properties of the genus Bunchosia, in order to outline a profile and direct future research with its species. Research on this genus is quite scarce, being basically limited to 3 species, B. glandulifera, B. armeniaca and B. swartziana. Among the works are bromatological studies, identification and quantification of compounds, antioxidant activity and some properties little explored. In particular, there is an interest in the fruits, due to their carotenoid content and technological potential.

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