Application of wounding stress to produce a nutraceutical-rich carrot powder ingredient and its incorporation to nixtamalized corn flour tortillas Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Elsevier Ltd Wounding stress was applied to carrot to obtain a nutraceutical-rich carrot powder (stressed-carrot powder, SCP) that contained 522, 225, and 23% more chlorogenic acid, total phenolics, and dietary fiber, respectively, compared to regular carrot powder. Tortillas were produced by substituting nixtamalized corn flour with 10% w/w dry weight (DW) of SCP, showing considerable sensory acceptability, and causing an increase in masa elasticity and deformation resistance. Furthermore, SCP substitution induced a change in color of tortillas to yellow, but did not affect cohesiveness and adhesiveness of masa, neither the dimensions, rollability, texture, nor shelf-life of tortillas. Unlike regular tortillas, 10% SCP tortillas had chlorogenic acid, -carotene, -carotene, and lutein (270, 39, 36, and 15g/g DW, respectively), 155% more total phenolics, and 35% more dietary fiber. SCP is a suitable ingredient for nutraceutical enhancement of foods, which could greatly aid in the prevention of chronic and degenerative diseases.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Functional Foods

altmetric score

  • 2.7

author list (cited authors)

  • Santana-Glvez, J., Prez-Carrillo, E., Velzquez-Reyes, H. H., Cisneros-Zevallos, L., & Jacobo-Velzquez, D. A.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Santana-Gálvez, Jesús||Pérez-Carrillo, Esther||Velázquez-Reyes, Héctor H||Cisneros-Zevallos, Luis||Jacobo-Velázquez, Daniel A

publication date

  • December 2016