Drugs from Feijoas?


Feijoa extracts have been shown to have a wide range of benefits in the immune system, it also has anti-inflammatory properties, bone health, and healing thyroid gland diseases.

Dr Andrew Munkacsi, a researcher in the School of Biological Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington working with Hikurangi Enterprises, has discovered compounds in feijoas that act on a protein mechanism linked to Parkinson’s disease and other serious health conditions.

Dr Munkacsi will be presenting his soon-to-be published research at Ina Te Ora Food Futures Tairāwhiti conference this week with a presentation entitled “Fruit peel waste as a source of high value pharmaceutical drugs and agricultural chemicals.”

To register for the conference, 22-24 November in Gisborne, click here.


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