Traditional foods of Mexico: advances in discovering of their medicinal properties.

ISSN: 2007-5316

Traditional foods of Mexico: advances in discovering of their medicinal properties.

Traditional foods of Mexico: advances in discovering of their medicinal properties.

Abstract

Nowadays, many food products are investigated in order to establish their medicinal proprieties, active components and possible medical applications for prevention o treatment of different diseases. In the present work we have summarized some advances in investigation of medicinal potential of 4 traditional Mexican foods: nopal cactus, chili pepper, cinnamon and agave. The results have demonstrated that all 4 merit being present on daily basis in diet of Mexicans.

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