Food chemistry and nutraceuticals group. Coordinator: Budriesi

Use of extracts, obtained from foods or their inedible parts, for health purposes.

Research themes

The main research theme is aimed at identifying extracts obtained from waste from the agri-food chain for use in prevention of pathologies and therapeutic integration.


Lab Members

Roberta Budriesi, Associate Professor

Laura Beatrice Mattioli, PhD Student

Maria Frosini ,  Associate Professor UNISI

Rita Aldini, Research Volunteer

Internship projects

2/3 positions for students enrolled in degree courses where the subject being researched is present: food chemistry and/or nutraceuticals.

Main publications

  • Fontana R, Mattioli LB, Biotti G, Budriesi R, Gotti R, Micucci M, Corazza I, Marconi P, Frosini M, Manfredini S, Buzzi R, Vertuani S. (2023) “Magnolia officinalis L. bark extract and respiratory diseases: From traditional Chinese medicine to western medicine via network target.” Phytother Res. 37: 2915-2938. doi: 10.1002/ptr.7786.
  • Curci F, Corbo F, Clodoveo ML, Salvagno L, Rosato A, Corazza I, Budriesi R, Micucci M, Mattioli LB. (2022) “Polyphenols from Olive-Mill Wastewater and Biological Activity: Focus on Irritable Bowel Syndrome.” Nutrients 14: 1264. doi: 10.3390/nu14061264.
  • Cavalluzzi MM, Lamonaca A, Rotondo NP, Miniero DV, Muraglia M, Gabriele P, Corbo F, De Palma A, Budriesi R, De Angelis E, Monaci L, Lentini G. (2022) “Microwave-Assisted Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Lentil Wastes: Antioxidant Activity Evaluation and Metabolomic Characterization.” Molecules. 27: 7471. doi: 10.3390/molecules27217471.
  • Mattioli LB, Frosini M, Amoroso R, Maccallini C, Chiano E, Aldini R, Urso F, Corazza I, Micucci M, Budriesi R. (2022) “Olea europea L. Leaves and Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Petals Extracts: Herbal Mix from Cardiovascular Network Target to Gut Motility Dysfunction Application. Nutrients. 14: 463. doi: 10.3390/nu14030463.
  • Micucci M, Budriesi R, Aldini R, Fato R, Bergamini C, Vivarelli F, Canistro D, Bolchi C, Chiarini A, Rizzardi N, Pallavicini M, Frosini M, Angeletti A. (2021) “Castanea sativa Mill. bark extract cardiovascular effects in a rat model of high-fat diet.” Phytother Res. 35:2145-2156. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6967.