PubMed: Hemp bioactive peptides: Nutrition, functional properties and action mechanisms to maximize their nutraceutical applications and future prospects
Food Chem. 2023 Feb 14;414:135691. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2023.135691. Online ahead of print.
The dietary protein requirement for the world population that just clocked 8 billion should ideally come from the environmentally sustainable lithosphere and should be a plant-based and cost-affordable resource. Hemp proteins and peptides come to mind based upon increasing interest by consumers worldwide. We herein describe the composition and nutrition of hemp protein, including the enzymatic production of hemp peptides (HPs), which reportedly have hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolemic, antioxidative, antihypertensive, and immunomodulatory effects. The action mechanisms involved in each of the reported bioactivities are presented, while not undermining the applications or opportunities associated with HPs. The study’s major goal is to compile the status of the art of the various therapeutic HPs and their prospect as drugs for multiple diseases while highlighting needed future developments. We present first the composition, nutrition, and functionality of hemp proteins, prior to reports on their hydrolysis for the production of HPs. It is concluded that HPs present excellent functional ingredients as nutraceuticals targeting hypertension and other degenerative diseases, which have yet to be capitalized upon for commercial uses.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36808030/?utm_source=Chrome&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pubmed-2&utm_content=1NqsX9BbHlDygQ8TcgAlJilHgPpiuKQtyIr–a3-xbLzPoB9xM&fc=20220928170152&ff=20230223152140&v=2.17.9.post6+86293ac February 22, 2023 11:00 am