Research and development on jabuticaba (Myrciaria Cauliflora): overview on academic research and patents

<div><p>Abstract Myrciaria Cauliflora, popularly known as jabuticaba, is a Brazilian native fruit, rich in antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, flavonoids and tannins. In the wake of its properties, the jabuticaba is the study object of current paper which verifies worldwide research and technological development on the fruit. Data on academic research were retrieved from the following databases: Web of Science (WoS), Scopus and Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) and the patents were retrieved from Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Industrial (INPI), European Patent Office (ESPACENET), Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI) and Patentoscope. Studies on the jabuticaba have been frequently developed in recent years and are concentrated in areas of agriculture and food science and technology. Further, there is a gap between scientific research and technological development, albeit complementary.</p></div>