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PHARMACEUTICAL BOTANY OF FUNCTIONAL PLANT FOODS
BOTANICA FARMACEUTICA DEGLI ALIMENTI VEGETALI FUNZIONALI

Pharmaceutical botany of functional plant foods
Botanica farmaceutica degli alimenti vegetali funzionali

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Daniele Fraternale

Assigned to the Degree Course

Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to give basic notions on plant functional and nutraceutical foods including the major plant species who produce them.

Program

Definition and history of functional foods.

Prebiotics: Inulin, FOS

Dietary fiber.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids ω-3 and ω-6.

Plant secondary metabolites.

Bioflavonoids

Tea and coffee as functional foods.

Cocoa and cardiovascular system.

Cruciferae and prevention of degenerative diseases

Vitamins and antioxidants: definition and characteristics, vitamin A, carotenoids, vitamin E, folate, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, curcumin.

Legumes: Generality, Soybean, Lupine.

Cereals: Generality, Wheat, Corn, Rice, Barley, Oats.

Phytosterols and stanols.

Nutraceuticals modulating fat metabolism

Phytoestrogens.

The Mediterranean diet as an example of functional diet

Bridging Courses

there are no preparatory aspects

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student must demonstrate the basic knowledge on functional foods of vegetable origin

The student must demonstrate to have acquired the basic knowledge on the botanical species considered

The student must demonstrate the ability to distinguish between functional food, supplement and nutraceutical

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

No activities to support the teaching


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures

Attendance

To have the basic knowledge about biomolecules of nutritional interest and plant biology

Course books

F. Basso - Piante alimentari cereali e proteaginose - Pitagora editrice Bologna

N. C. Battistini, P. Pedrazzi, M. Prampolini - Curare con il cibo, gli alimenti funzionali nella dietetica e nella dietoterapia - Carocci Faber Roma

C. Borghi, A. Cicero - Nutraceutici e alimenti funzionali in medicina preventiva - Bononia University Press, Bologna.

Assessment

oral examination

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

For part-time students: no alternative activities are considered

Attendance
Course books

F. Basso - Piante alimentari cereali e proteaginose - Pitagora editrice Bologna

N. C. Battistini, P. Pedrazzi, M. Prampolini - Curare con il cibo, gli alimenti funzionali nella dietetica e nella dietoterapia - Carocci Faber Roma

C. Borghi, A. Cicero - Nutraceutici e alimenti funzionali in medicina preventiva - Bononia University Press, Bologna.

Assessment

Oral examination

Notes

Educational materials on Moodle platform

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