Arbutus unedo L.: chemical and biological properties



Miguel MG, Faleiro ML, Guerreiro AC, Antunes MD.


Molecules. 2014 Sep 30;19(10):15799-823. doi: 10.3390/molecules191015799.


Arbutus unedo L. (strawberry tree) has a circum-Mediterranean distribution, being found in western, central and southern Europe, north-eastern Africa (excluding Egypt and Libya) and the Canary Islands and western Asia. Fruits of the strawberry tree are generally used for preparing alcoholic drinks (wines, liqueurs and brandies), jams, jellies and marmalades, and less frequently eaten as fresh fruit, despite their pleasing appearance. An overview of the chemical composition of different parts of the plant, strawberry tree honey and strawberry tree brandy will be presented. The biological properties of the different parts of A. unedo and strawberry tree honey will be also overviewed.

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Link/DOI: 10.3390/molecules191015799