Anely Maciel de Melo, Francisco Lucas Chaves Almeida, Atacy Maciel de Melo Cavalcante, Mônica Ikeda, Rafaela Cristina Turola Barbi
Bruno Patrício Costa, Rosemary Hoffmann Ribani
Despite the diversity of Brazilian fruit production, many native species; remain insufficiently exploited, such as Garcinia brasilienses.
The goal of this work is twofold: to highlight and correlate the research that has been carried out on this fruit, based on a mixed methodology including both a bibliometric analysis and review of the literature, and to understand the study trends that point toward future applications. Using the Web of Science© database, 55 articles were identified and submitted to bibliometric analysis using the VOSviewer software.
It was observed that this fruit has been explored in the medicinal, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. Nonetheless, bacupari has been little explored in the field of food science, and no research has ever been carried out on its pulp. The published studies reveal that the bacupari fruit is rich in bioactive compounds, and therefore has great potential foar food applications.