Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 2022, 109, 104500.
Autores/as: Silva, A.P.G.; Sganzerla, W.G.; Jacomino, A.P.; Silva, E.P.; Xiao, J.; Simal-Gandara, J.
Uvaia (Eugenia pyriformis Cambess – Myrtaceae family) is an unexplored native fruit from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest with a high potential for agro-industrial processing. Nevertheless, scientific information on existing research of uvaia should be explored to provide the trends and perspectives for the industrial application of this fruit. This review summarized the chemical composition, bioactive compounds, and biological activity of uvaia. The novelty enclosed in this review is based on the perspectives for the industrial formulation of health products from uvaia. Uvaia fruits reveal a remarkable aroma, high content of nutritional and bioactive compounds, high antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory activity. The findings elucidated in this review support the application of uvaia in the industrial development of health products, such as foods, beverages, medicines, and cosmetics, contributing to the worldwide dissemination of this unexplored fruit.