Cuauhtemoc Reyes Moreno

Cuauhtemoc Reyes Moreno
Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa · Facultad de Ciencias Químico Biológicas

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Introduction
Effect of processing on antioxidant activity, bioactive compounds and nutraceutical properties of cereals and legumes. Optimization of Process
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November 1992 - October 2014
University Autonomus of Sinaloa, Chemistry and Biological Sciences FAculty Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • I apply several process (roasting, extrusion, nixtamalization, germination, solid state fermentation process) to development functional foods from cereals (maize, sorghum), pseudocereals (amarnth), and legumes (common beans, chickpea)
March 1972 - November 2019
Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa
Description
  • Investigación alimentos Mesoamericanos (Maíz, Frijol, Amaranto, Chile) y Garbanzo. Efecto procesamiento sobre valor nutricional, compuestos bioactivos, propiedades nutracéuticas. Procesos: Extrusion, fermentación en estado solido, germinacion.

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Publications (188)
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The current market demands gluten-free (GF) foods with better nutritional/nutraceutical value. In this study, a functional GF beverage (GFB) from a flours mixture of optimized extruded quinoa (OEQ) (70%) and extruded defatted chia (EDC) (30%) was developed. To obtain OEQ, a central composed experimental design with two factors (extrusion temperatur...
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In this research, tortillas with improved in vitro nutritional and antihypertensive properties were developed using flours produced from nixtamalized maize (NixM) and extruded chickpea (ExtCP). The aims were: (1) To find the optimal extrusion conditions to produce optimized ExtCP flour with high values of antioxidant activity (AoxA), total phenolic...
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Germination improves seed functionality due to increased phytochemicals and associated antioxidant activities. These effects are enhanced with a suitable inductor which is applied at appropriate time and dose. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of germination + UV-B elicitation on the chemical compositions, antioxidant activitie...
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El objetivo del trabajo fue desarrollar un alimento funcional para adultos mayores (AFAM) con valores altos de aceptabilidad sensorial, propiedades nutricionales, contenido de compuestos fenólicos y actividad antioxidante, usando una mezcla 60%:40% de harinas de maíz y frijol común integrales obtenidas por extrusión con condiciones optimizadas. Las...
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Tortillas with adequate nutrients and phytochemicals as a recommended option may improve health in older adults. In this research tortillas were prepared with native blue maize (Zea mays L.) and chía (Salvia hispanica) seeds processed by alkaline extrusion. The hypothesis was that alkaline extrusion would generate flours of both seeds with improved...
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This paper focuses on the quality of lettuce var. longifolia grown with shrimp effluents from well water (WW), diluted seawater (DSW) and a hydroponic solution (HS). Results evidenced that WW and DSW effluents slightly decreased weight, foliage, and yield (5-9%) in plants compared to HS control. Furthermore, WW-lettuce showed a higher level of tota...
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The lime-cooking extrusion process depicts emerging technologies to making maize tortillas with the advantages of reducing energy, little water use, and not environmental deletions effluents. Multi-response optimization by response surface methodology (RSM) was a tool to optimize native pigmented maize lime-cooking extrusion process to obtain flour...
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An optimized gluten-free healthy snack (OGFHS) was developed from a mixture of protein quality maize/tepary bean (70:30), applying extrusion-cooking. The extrusion conditions were obtained from the axial combination of process variables (feed moisture content [FMC = 15%-25%]/extrusion temperature [ET = 120 °C-170 °C]/screw speed [SS = 50 rpm-240 rp...
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Mexico is an extensively diverse country with a wide variety of wild species of blackberries (Rubus spp.), which are rich in bioactive compounds, however, these fruits are underutilized. Fermentation is a process that transforms the chemical compounds of fruits and increases nutraceutical properties. This study aimed to determine the physicochemica...
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Elicitation appears to be a promising alternative to enhance the bioactive compound content and biological activities of legume sprouts. Multi-response optimization by response surface methodology (RSM) with desirability function (DF) was used to optimize the elicitor concentration (hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2)) and germination time in order to maxi...
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Black chickpea is a good source of bioactive compounds, particularly isoflavones. Sprouting improves nutraceutical value in chickpea seeds. This study aimed to explore the role of sprouting of black chickpea seeds on the synthesis of isoflavones and evaluate the impact of the soluble isoflavone on cellular antioxidant activity (CAA) and antiprolife...
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Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) grains have become essential for human health and nutrition; due to the presence of bioactive compounds that have shown some biological activities. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of germination, enzymatic hydrolysis, and its combination on the phytochemical compounds and antioxidant activity in Mexican amaranth....
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The objective of this study was to optimize the solid state fermentation (SSF) process of tepary bean seeds to identify optimal fermentation temperature (FT) and time (Ft) to maximize protein content (PC), antioxidant activity (AoxA), and total phenolic content (TPC) of fermented tepary bean seeds. Response surface methodology was applied to PC, Ao...
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The aims of this research were to develop functional beverages from amaranth and chia flours, processed by germination and extrusion, and evaluate its nutritional, antioxidant and antihypertensive properties. Optimal conditions , previously obtained, to produce extruded (Extrusion temperature= 141 °C/screw speed = 81 rpm) and germinated (Germinatio...
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In this work the objectives were: (1) To optimize the extrusion conditions of defatted chia seeds maximizing antioxidant activity (AoxA), total phenolic content (TPC) and in vitro protein digestibility (IVPD), and (2) To evaluate the nutritional , nutraceutical, and sensory (acceptability) properties of tortillas formulated with commercial nixtamal...
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A profitable, second-generation (2G) bioethanol production process requires the use of the maximum amount of sugars present in the lignocellulosic biomass; among them are those obtained from hemicellulose hydrolysis. An alternative is the search and kinetic characterization of yeasts capable of fermenting xylose to ethanol. In this study, 161 yeast...
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Hypertension is considered a risk factor for coronary heart disease, and its prevalence has increased substantially. Inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE-I) is key to lower blood pressure, making it an excellent treatment for hypertension. Corn (Zea mays L.) is an important source of bioactive peptides with potential anti-hypertensive a...
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Snacks directly expanded (second-generation) are trendy in the market, but considered products of poor nutritional due to usually made with corn starch. In this research, optimization of the extrusion process variables and the bean flour inclusion level was carried out to develop optimized expanded snacks (OES) with high nutritional/antioxidant val...
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Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) breeding programs in Northwestern Mexico have focused in developing extra-largeseeded Kabuli cultivars, but additional efforts are required to generate genotypes with better grain quality traits. Information about molecular genetic diversity of Mexican chickpea germplasm and other genotypes from international collectio...
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The rising demand for fishmeal, as well as the search for sustainable active food, has led to the development of food-based on by-products and the use of vegetable flours, leading to the elimination of poorly consumed and poorly assimilated food from aquaculture. These are the main economic, nutritional and environmental problems in the intensive c...
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The effect of consuming baked foods enriched with antihypertensive compounds on blood pressure remains un- certain. In this study, an alcalase-generated amaranth hydrolyzate was used to prepare cookies and their tech- nological characteristics (expansion factor, color, and texture) and antihypertensive properties evaluated. The bioavailability of t...
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Tannins are phenolics found in fruits such as wild Rubus berries. The aim of this study was to determine the profile by LC–ESI–MS/MS and NMR, antioxidant capacity (AOX) of the tannins in two Mexican wild blackberries. Fractions rich in tannins (FRT) were isolated using different solvents and chromatographic resins. The LC–ESI–MS/MS and NMR results...
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Maize nixtamalization is an alkaline cooking process that yields several food products. One of the critical parameters which are traditionally monitored in the process is temperature; however, to date the measurement of this variable has not been carried out inside the corn kernel itself. In this study, heat transfer inside a corn kernel during the...
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In this work the objectives were: (1) To optimize the extrusion conditions of defatted chia seeds maximizing antioxidant activity (AoxA), total phenolic content (TPC) and in vitro protein digestibility (IVPD), and (2) To evaluate the nutritional, nutraceutical, and sensory (acceptability) properties of tortillas formulated with commercial nixtamali...
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Germination of grains is a bioprocess of emerging interest to improve nutritional and nutraceutical profile of cereals in a natural way. The aim of this work was to identify optimal germination conditions (temperature/duration) for producing a functional blue maize flour with maximum values of protein content (PC), antioxidant activity (AoxA), and...
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The aim of the present work was to determine the best dark germination conditions to obtain germinated moringa (Moringa oleifera) seeds with increased nutritional and antioxidant properties. Response surface methodology (RSM), based on a central composite rotatable design, was performed to optimise the germination temperature (25-40°C) and germinat...
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In a previous study, we investigated the use of shrimp effluents from well water (WW) and diluted seawater (DSW) (both with 2.7 dS m ⁻¹ electrical conductivity (EC)), and a hydroponic solution (HS) as the control treatment in greenhouse lettuce production. This new paper completes the previous one by focusing on the quality of lettuce harvested. Co...
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Background: The first cases of food allergy to amaranth grain have recently been published. This pseudocereal is considered hypoallergenic, and there is scarce information about the allergenic potential of amaranth proteins, either before or after food processing. Objective: To evaluate, in a mouse model of food allergy, the sensitizing and allerge...
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The total phenolic content of cereal grains is underestimated because the content of bound phenolics is often not determined. Solid-state bioconversion (SSB) of pulses and cereals has gained attention because it increases their concentration of phenolic compounds. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of time of SSB with Rhizopu...
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The aims of this research were to develop functional beverages from amaranth and chia flours, processed by germination and extrusion, and evaluate its nutritional, antioxidant and antihypertensive properties. Optimal conditions, previously obtained, to produce extruded (Extrusion temperature= 141 °C/screw speed = 81 rpm) and germinated (Germination...
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Tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius) is a short life cycle legume, resistant to many diseases and drought, originally from the deserts and semi-arid environment of Northwestern Mexico and the Southwestern US. Its mature seeds are scarce consumed, and their high protein and carbohydrate contents are underutilized. The aim was to identify optimal germ...
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The object of the present research was to study the effect of the optimal germination conditions on antioxidant activity, phenolic content, and fatty acids and amino acids profiles of Moringa oleifera seeds. Response surface methodology was applied to identify the optimal germination conditions of moringa seeds that would result in a functional flo...
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Mexican blue maize (Zea mays L.) grains have been scantily appraised concerning their impact on human health, as dietary carbohydrates. The purpose of this study was to investigate the in-vitro digestion properties of wet-milled blue native maize starches obtained from an array of fifteen Mexican genotypes Elotero Sinaloa landrace. The total starch...
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México, centro de origen y domesticación del maíz (Zea mays L.), cuenta con la mayor diversidad de esta especie en el mundo, con aproximadamente 59 razas. Los maíces azules, ricos en antocianinas, pueden ser considerados como nutracéuticos debido al efecto preventivo de estos pigmentos contra el estrés oxidativo, enfermedades crónico-degenerativas...
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Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) plant is native from southern Mexico and northern Guatemala. Their seeds are a rich source of bioactive compounds which protect consumers against chronic diseases. Germination improves functionality of the seeds due to the increase in the bioactive compounds and associated antioxidant activity. The purpose of this study w...
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Legume sprouts are considered natural, healthy products that provide a source of bioactive compounds to fight against chronic diseases. This study aims to identify the optimal germination temperature (GT) and germination time (Gt) to maximize total phenolic and flavonoid contents (TPC, FC), and antioxidant activity (AoxA) of desi chickpea. Response...
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Alcalase is the enzyme of choice to release antihypertensive peptides from amaranth proteins, but the hydrolysis conditions have not been optimized yet. Furthermore, in vivo assays are needed to confirm such a hypotensive effect. Our aim was to optimize the hydrolysis of amaranth protein with alcalase and to test in vivo the hypotensive effect of t...
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Phenolic acids profiles, chemical antioxidant activities (ABTS and ORAC), as well as cellular antioxidant activity (CAA) of tortilla of Mexican native maize landraces elaborated from nixtamalization and lime cooking extrusion processes were studied. Both cooking procedures decreased total phenolics, chemicals antioxidant activity when compared to r...
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The production of photosynthetic biofuels using microalgae is a promising strategy to combat the use of non-renewable energy sources. The microalgae residual biomass is a waste by-product of biofuel production; however, it could prove to have utility in the development of sustainable nutraceuticals and functional foods. In this study, a comprehensi...
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Chickpea is a legume with good nutritional value and commercial importance in Mexico’s Northwest. The storage of chickpea can develop a hardening phenomenon known as hard-to-cook (HTC), which negatively increases technological parameters such as cooking time (CT) and decrease its nutritional and sensory attributes. The aim of this work was to study...
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Normal human metabolism produces free radicals, and the over production of these biomolecules leads to increased oxidative stress and contributes to the development of chronic diseases. Recent studies have shown that secondary plant metabolites contain bioactive compounds with functional properties and beneficial effects for human health. The consu...
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Mexico, the center of origin and domestication of maize (Zea mays L.), has the largest diversity of this species in the world, with approximately 59 races. Anthocyanin-rich blue corn can be considered as nutraceutical because of the preventive effects of these pigments against oxidative stress, chronic-degenerative diseases and cancer. Likewise, Me...
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RESUMEN El calamar gigante (Dosidicus gigas) es de interés comercial como fuente de proteína, y presenta potencial para el desarrollo de productos alimenticios listos para consumir, entre las que se encuentran las botanas expandidas por extrusión (BEE). El objetivo fue determinar el efecto de las condiciones del proceso de extrusión sobre las propi...
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This research was undertaken to study physicochemical, functional and in vitro starch digestion properties of wet-milled chickpea starches obtained from an array of ten cultivars differing in seed coat color (black, brown, green, red and cream). The yield of chickpea starches ranged from 19.22 to 30.06%, in which resulting starches varied in total...
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In recent years, the world energy demands have had a recurrent increase. For this reason the alternative to the fossil fuel resources are trend topics in investigation. Microalgae have been extensively studied as a source of biofuels and as one of the most promising alternatives in this new framework. One of the possibilities of obtaining renewable...
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The snack foods market is currently demanding healthier products. A ready-to-eat expanded snack with high nutritional and antioxidant value was developed from a mixture (70:30) of whole amarantin transgenic maize (Zea mays L.) and black common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) by optimizing the extrusion process. Extruder operation conditions were: feed...
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Mexican pigmented maize (Zea mays L.) landrace kernels have been scantily evaluated regarding potential as functional food. In this study, eight Mexican pigmented (yellow and red) maize accessions of Tuxpeño, Tabloncillo and Chapalote landraces collected in the northwestern region of Mexico were processed into tortilla to determinate carotenoid pro...
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El Amarantus hypochondriacus es un pseudocereal que fue utilizado por culturas prehispánicas como alimento básico, y recientemente ha captado la atención por sus características agronómicas, nutricionales y nutracéuticas sobresalientes. El grano de amaranto tiene más proteína y mejor balance de aminoácidos que otros cereales. Contiene buenos nivele...
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Bioactive peptides, as product of hydrolysis of diverse food proteins, exert various biological roles of great interest in health care. Several pre-hydrolysis treatments of food proteins are commonly used to improve specific bioactivities of protein hydrolysates. In this study, we employed an optimized extrusion cooking process before applying an e...
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Mexico has the largest diversity of genetic resources for maize in the world, with about 59 different landraces. However, little is known about their wet-milling characteristics. The aim of this study was to determine whether 15 Mexican blue maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes of Elotero de Sinaloa landrace collected in the northwestern region of Mexico...
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The aim of this study was to optimize the germination conditions of amaranth seeds that would maximize the antioxidant activity (AoxA), total phenolic (TPC), and flavo-noid (TFC) contents. To optimize the germination bioprocess, response surface methodology was applied over three response variables (AoxA, TPC, TFC). A central composite rotable expe...
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The aim was to develop functional flours with enhanced nutritional value, antioxidant and antihypertensive potential from quality protein maize and common beans throughout solid state bioconversion (SSB) process. The SSB processes were performed at 35°C/84h (maize) and 38°C/100h (beans) using a rhizopus oligosporus strain. The bioprocessed maize an...
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A rapid, simple and specific spectrophotometric methodology for biomass measurements of four microalgae species with high importance in aquaculture was developed. The specific wavelength for the maximum absorbance was established for each of the studied species. In addition, predictive models were satisfactory and useful for a wide range of cell de...
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The aim of this work was to obtain a functional flour with enhanced nutritional properties, and antioxidant and antihypertensive potential from black bean seeds by optimizing the solid state bioconversion (SSB) process using a Rhizopus oligoporus strain. Response surface methodology was applied as optimization technique. A central composite experim...
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The objectives of this study were to characterize peptides found in unprocessed amaranth hydrolysates (UAH) and extruded amaranth hydrolysates (EAH) and to determine the effect of the hydrolysis time on the profile of peptides produced. Amaranth grain was extruded in a single screw extruder at 125 °C of extrusion temperature and 130 rpm of screw sp...