Bioactive Compounds and Antioxidant Properties of Tea: Status, Global Research and Potentialities
Bhutia Pemba H.1
Sharangi Baran A.B.1
1. Department of Spices and Plantation Crops, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur-741252, Nadia, West Bengal, INDIA
2. Department of Soil and Water conversation, Faculty of Agrticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur-741252, Nadia, West Bengal, INDIA
3. Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agrticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur-741252, Nadia, West Bengal, INDIA
Journal of Tea Science Research, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 11 doi: 10.5376/jtsr.2015.05.0011
Received: 27 Oct., 2015 Accepted: 08 Dec., 2015 Published: 22 Dec., 2015
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Bhutia Pemba H.,Sharangi A.B.,Lepcha R., and Tamang D., 2015, Bioactive compounds and antioxidant properties of Tea : Status, global research and potentialities, Journal of Tea Science Research, 5(11), 1-13 (doi: 10.5376/jtsr.2015.05.0011)
Tea is being consumed by humans since time immemorial and now it is cultivated, drunk all over the world and subject of latest research contributing human health. The venture of this paper is to focus on the global research efforts regarding the bioactive compounds and antioxidant properties of tea and derive some future research directions towards its overwhelming potentialities. With a view of the above, a comprehensive information on the chemical constituents and activities of polyphenols in tea, processing and manufacturing of tea, status and potentialities of global research on tea antioxidant and bioactive compounds alongwith their protective role has been elaborated. The discovery of novel health effects of bioactive compounds will provide the scientific basis for future efforts to use biotechnology to modify/fortify foods and food components as a means to improve public health.
Camellia sp; tea; Polyphenols; antioxidants, bioactive compounds