Fruits and vegetables contain dietary polyphenols and polysaccharides. Accumulating evidence suggests that polyphenol- containing whole foods are protective against inflammation-promoted chronic colonic diseases. However, isolated polyphenols are less stable and may not confer the same gastrointestinal health benefits as that of the whole food matrix. Therefore, we hypothesized that the complex- ation of anthocyanins, a class of polypheonols, with polysaccharides would enhance colonic concentration and stability of anthocyanins, and attenuate impaired barrier function.
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Wenyi Fu, Shiyu Li, Lavanya Reddivari, Complexation With Polysaccharides Enhanced Polyphenol Gastrointestinal Stability and Activity, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_2, June 2021, Page 314, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzab037_024