Cristian Torres-León

Cristian Torres-León
Autonomous University of Coahuila | UAdeC · Faculty of Biological Sciences

Ing. M.Sc. Ph.D in Food Science and Technology / Biological Sciences
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Additional affiliations
May 2013 - July 2014
National University of Colombia
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
November 2016 - September 2019
Federal University of Pernambuco
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences
August 2016 - September 2019
Autonomous University of Coahuila
Field of study
  • Food Science and Technology
August 2014 - August 2016
Autonomous University of Coahuila
Field of study
  • Food Science and Technology

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Publications (59)
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Background The mango (Mangifera indica L.) is an important tropical fruit with worldwide acceptance, extensive marketing, vast production, wide distribution, and benefits to human health. Mango wastes, such as the seed kernel and peel, have high functional and nutritional potential. Scope and approach In this paper, we describe the composition of t...
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Food production and processing in developing countries generate high levels of wasteand by products, causing a negative environmental impact and significant expenses. However, these biomaterials have ample potential for generating food additives whichin turn will minimize malnutrition and hunger in the developing countries where it isproduced. Many...
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The microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) of antioxidant compounds from mango seeds was optimized using response surface methodology. The important factor influencing antioxidant activity was identified by a Plackett–Burman design, which determined three factors as follows: significant solid liquid ratio (X1), temperature (X2) and extraction cycle (X...
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Plants traditionally used for their antiviral activity could be an alternative against SARS-CoV-2. In this study, the efficacy of 10 bioactive plant compounds commonly used in Mexico against COVID-19 was evaluated by molecular docking with two online servers: COVID-19 Docking Server and DockThor. Remdesivir was used as a control. The results showed...
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Drylands are ecosystems whose biodiversity has developed the ability to adapt to extreme conditions, such as scarcity of water and high temperatures, and has evolved to survive in an environment where biomass and energy flow are limited. Microorganisms are a fundamental part of biodiversity in drylands since they have ecological and functional inte...
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Agroindustrial activities generate various residues or byproducts which are inefficiently utilized, impacting the environment and increasing production costs. These byproducts contain significant amounts of bioactive compounds, including dietary fiber with associated phenolic compounds, known as antioxidant dietary fiber (ADF). Phenolic compounds a...
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Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis A.St. Hil) and jarilla (Larrea divaricata Cav.) leaves are commonly used as tea infusions in some Latin American countries. This study was conducted to evaluate the antioxidant activity (FRAP, ABTS, and DPPH) and the inhibitory potential of yerba mate and jarilla extracts on the 3CL protease (Mpro) from coronavirus S...
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Gum-based coatings are defined as edible materials formed on the food surface and used to maintain the quality and extend the food shelf life. Gum-based coatings are obtained after the gum solubilization in water. The most common gums used to manufacture food coatings are xanthan, guar, arabic, tragacanth, and seed-based gums, due to their excellen...
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This study is the first record of medicinal plants in the southwest of the Coahuila state, an arid zone where extreme dry conditions prevail. One hundred twenty-two residents (in sixteen communities) were interviewed. The residents were questioned with a questionnaire-guided ethnomedical survey protocol about the various plants used. Seventy-seven...
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The residual leaves from essential oil extraction from Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens) have a potential as a source of bioactive molecules (e.x. flavonoids) that could be extracted by solid state fermentation (SSF) process. In this study, the residual leaves were subjected to a SSF (120 h) by two microorganism Trichoderma harzianum and Rhizopus...
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Mango seed is a by-product discarded in the processing of fruit. In this study, the extracts obtained by microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) and fermentation-assisted extraction (FAE) were prepared and subjected to antimicrobial evaluation against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 7644, and K...
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El proyecto CAHCTUSS busca que el conocimiento científico, humanístico, artístico y comunitario, con igualdad de género, se constituya en una comunidad emergente de conocimiento local, con las herramientas y saberes necesarios para ser, no sólo receptores, sino también productores de conocimiento en la región de Coahuila. El proyecto tiene múltiple...
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This study investigated the recovery ellagic acid (EA) obtained by solid-state fermentation (SSF) assisted extraction from Mexican Rambutan peel (Nephelium lappaceum L.). For the recovered compound, the influences of Aspergillus niger inoculum, temperature and moisture were evaluated. Maximum accumulation of EA, radial growth of the microorganism,...
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O desejo de reunir o mundo microscópico foi o principal motivo que nos impulsionou a organizar este livro. A princípio, o que deveria ser uma obra única, acabou tornando-se uma coleção. O presente livro visa oferecer uma abordagem importante, atual e de grande interesse para a sociedade em geral. Trata-se de uma coleção intitulada “Fatores de Virul...
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This chapter talks about the importance of pathogenic microorganisms that affect food and that can cause disease in humans. General aspects of some pathogenic bacteria in food such as Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, Escherichia coli, and other indicators of fecal matter are mentioned. In addition,...
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The main objective of food preservation has been on controlling microbial populations, with a specific emphasis on pathogenic microorganisms. Food preservation implies inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Hostile environments for microorganisms are an adequate food preservation strategy The application of heat treatments, reduction of storage t...
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Edible films were prepared with whey protein incorporating candelilla wax, and glycerol in aqueous solution. Tarbush polyphenols were added as bioactive agent. An optimization based on the water vapor permeability (WVP) of the formulation was performed using a Box-Behnken design. The films were characterized by the determination of WVP, moisture, s...
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The objective of this study was to investigate the obtaining of antioxidant bioactive extracts from the Ataulfo mango seed. The influence of two drying methods (convection and lyophilization) and four extraction techniques (water bath, ultrasound, microwave, and enzymatic) were investigated for their total polyphenol content and antioxidant activit...
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Physalis peruviana is marketed without its calyx, which generates byproducts and a decrease in the shelf life of these fruits. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of edible pectin-coatings reinforced with nanocellulose from calyx on the physical-chemical and physiological parameters of P. peruviana fruits during refrigerated storage (5...
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Lippia graveolens is a traditional crop and a rich source of bioactive compounds with various properties (e.g., antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, UV defense, anti-glycemic, and cytotoxicity) that is primarily cultivated for essential oil recovery. The isolated bioactive compounds could be useful as additives in the functional food, nutrac...
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Mango is a fruit with nutritional properties and also with recognized therapeutic uses. This fruit is widely grown in tropical and subtropical countries as a source of food and income for people. As mango is a seasonal fruit, about 20% of fruits are processed. Mango processing generates approximately 14,000,000 tons of bio-waste per year in the wor...
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The mango seed is usually discarded as waste. However, this byproduct is an excellent source of bioactive compounds and nutrients with a high potential for valorization as novel food ingredients. In this chapter, Ataulfo mango seed was investigated for its nutritional and functional properties. The yield, protein, fatty acids (GC-MS), minerals, die...
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Guava (Psidium guajava L.), is a fruit considered native to the American tropics. It is of great economic importance in many countries of the world, due to its high production and diversity of products derived from its fruit. It can be consumed fresh or processed. During the fruit’s processing, some residues are generated, such as seeds, rinds, and...
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In recent years, the search for new antioxidant and antimicrobial agents is one of the first subjects of scientific research. The polyphenolic compounds of food byproducts have attracted scientists across the world in the search for new natural substances. In this study, antioxidant (DPPH, ABTS, and TAA) and anti-Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC and cli...
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High generation of food waste poses potentially serious pollution issues and high handling costs. However, food processing wastes rich in nutrients are attractive substrates for the bioconversion for valuable bioproducts such as enzymes, pigments, biofuels, oligosaccharides, growth-promoting substrates, polysaccharides, proteins, bioplastics, biosu...
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Abstract: The present study evaluated the efficacy of the main bioactive compounds present in plants of the Mexican semi-desert (Flourensia cernua, Larrea tridentata, and Lippia graveolens) against COVID-19 protease (Mpro) and replicase (RdRp) by molecular docking study (In silico). The results show that Luteolin 7-O-glucoside (L. graveolens) has...
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The effect of solid-state fermentation (SSF) of avocado seed with A. niger GH1 on the release of bioactive compounds with antioxidant capacity was studied. The growing conditions of the fungus were optimized. Subsequently, The effect of sterile water and pontecorvo culture medium was evaluated in the SSF. The optimal conditions for SSF were particl...
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Introduction: Mango is used in traditional medicine in many countries. However, the processing by-products are not currently used and generate large pollution problems and high handling costs. Objective: To study the effect of different parameters in the extraction of polyphenolic compounds from mango peels using modern and ecological ultrasound...
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The improvement of the postharvest quality of tomato fruits was evaluated using an edible coating functionalized with an Flourensia cernua extract evaluating the antifungal, structural, barrier, and optical properties. The formulation and evaluation of an edible coating and its application on tomato was evaluated using a response surface methodolog...
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Biopesticide production has become a topic of intense research because of the application and use of this kind of bioactive agents to replace some traditional pesticides that are synthesized chemically, which are applied to food commodities. Worldwide, the market of biopesticides grows annually at a rate of 45% in North America, 25% in Europe and O...
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The preservation of foods by the alcoholic fermentation is an activity closely linked to most of the cultures of the world. Nowadays, a large quantity of alcoholic beverages is produced, mainly beer and wine, by an alcoholic fermentation process of a sugary substrate or must, with the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae under anaerobic conditions. In th...
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This chapter analyzes and describes the importance and application of biocontrol agents as an alternative of managing agroecosystem for restitution of productive soils for food production. Also, the ethics, benchmarks, biosafety rules, and the various approaches and explicit features of controlling the production of food in conventional ways and em...
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Currently, the conservation and provision of security in the ecological environment have gained high importance, which it is framed in the term “Biosecurity.” This term integrates the care and maintenance of both flora and fauna and the natural habitats. The preventive measures where biosecurity must be a guarantee for all forms of life, and theref...
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In this chapter, we describe details of basic and applied aspects of edible packaging for foods. Important challenges are going on to demonstrate the useful alternative or addition to conventional packaging. Food, Pharma and Biotech sectors recognize the edible packaging as an alternative to reduce waste and to create novel applications for improvi...
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The mango peel represents from 15 to 20% of the total weight of the fruit. The aim of this review is to discuss the nutritional, functional and nutraceutical properties of mango peel. It also shows several ways to add value to the mango peels, and their uses. Mango peel contains considerable content of antioxidants and dietary fiber. The mango peel...
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The effects of the addition of non-caloric sweeteners (stevia and aspartame) on the physicochemical properties of lyophilized mango peels (Kent and Keitt varieties) were evaluated. Drying and porosity kinetics were measured. Water activity, hydration, pH, titratable acidity and fiber content were measured. The results showed that during drying, the...
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According to yield contents of total phenols and their proximate composition (dry matter, protein, ether extract, ash, dietary fiber, and gross energy) the agro-industrial potential of the peels from the mango varieties Keitt and Tommy Atkins was evaluated. The peels were lyophilized in order to pre-serve its antioxidant compounds. A univariate des...
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The effects of particle size (250 microns and 180 microns) on wettability, solubility, water holding capacity (WHC), oil holding capacity (OHC), and swelling in freeze drying powders, obtained from three varieties of mango peels (Creole, Keitt and Tommy Atkins), were analyzed. In addition, the content of carotenoids, antioxianinas, and ascorbic aci...
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The mango fruit has a short shelf life. The fresh-cut fruits technology is a suitable alternative for preservation and marketing. In this study were evaluated quality attributes of the fresh-cut mango Tommy Atkins during cold storage. It was evaluated the effect of an edible coating cassava starch and carnauba wax pretreated with organic acids (1%)...
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Through the characterization of native mango (Mangifera indica) peel, its agro-industrial potential was identified. It was found that the artisanal processing generates 20.77% of peel. The contents of dry matter (22.45%), insoluble fiber (18.37% bs), and bioactive compounds, makes the mango peel is recommended as raw material for agro-industrializ...
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The mango fruit has a short shelf life. The fresh-cut fruits technology is a suitable alternative for preservation and marketing. In this study were evaluated quality attributes of the fresh-cut mango Tommy Atkins during cold storage. It was evaluated the effect of an edible coating cassava starch and carnauba wax pretreated with organic acids (1%)...
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This objective of this work was to find the most suitable condition for the storage of fresh-cut Tommy Atkins mango. The effects of edible coating cassava starch and carnauba wax adding organic acids (1%) and calcium chloride (1%). were evaluated. Also the effect of four packaging materials was studied. The experimental design used was completely r...

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60% of food is not consumed, this is an opportunity to minimize world hunger.
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Production of micronutrients, amino acids, proteins and others. Which can be a contribution to the fight against hunger?
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