- Editors at Research Square have selected
our #preprint "A Gluten-free Biscuit Fortified with Lemon IntegroPectin
amid the 12 Best Holiday Preprints out of more than 120,000 studies in
hundredes of disciplines preprinted at the preprint platform.
The editors searched Research Square platform for terms associated with the Christmas holiday season.
"We found were some fascinating research topics from across the world
like a study testing the use of a Mistletoe extract for its potential
use in chemotherapy, an investigation on the effects of Boswellic Acid
(aka frankincense) and myrrh on ischemic stroke in rats, and various
studies on foods
wrote Phillip Bogdan on the platform blog.
describes the first outcomes of producing a gluten-free biscuit by
replacing 2.5 wt% of the rice flour used in the preparation of the
cookie with lemon IntegroPectin
, a new citrus pectin obtained from lemon processing waste via hydrodynamic
cavitation showing exceptional antioxidant properties and ( in vitro
) high neuroprotective activity.
The cookie’s friability, palate adhesion, flavor persistency and
compactness remain virtually unchanged. Only the sweetness and the
smell (flavor) of the functionalized cookie are lower than those of the
commercial biscuit. Production of biscuits fortified with this new
pectin might result not only in gluten-free and low-calorie cookies but
also in a fortified cookie
capable to aid in the prevention
of chronic disease such as neuronal disorders.
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a company offering language and manuscript editing and translation
services to authors of scientific content, Research Square became
part of Springer Nature
a large publisher, in 2018 when the publisher bought a 60% stake in the
US-based company. Today, Research Square owns one of the largest multidisciplinary
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