Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Characterization of Antidiabetic and Antihypertensive Properties of Canary Seed (Phalaris canariensis L.) Peptides


Canary grass is used as traditional food for diabetes and hypertension treatment. The aim of this work is to characterize the biological activity of encrypted peptides released after gastrointestinal digestion of canary seed proteins. Canary peptides showed 43.5% inhibition of dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) and 73.5% inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) activity.

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J. Agric. Food Chem., 2014, 62 (2), pp 427–433

DOI: 10.1021/jf404539y

Publication Date (Web): December 26, 2013

Patricia A. Estrada-Salas, Gabriela M. Montero-Morán, Pedro P. Martínez-Cuevas, Carmen González, and Ana P. Barba de la Rosa