Heliyon. 2023 Aug 18;9(8):e19168. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e19168. eCollection 2023 Aug.
Beer is a world-famous beverage that is universally popular. This might be as an effect of its sensory, nutritional, and therapeutic qualities. To date, in Côte d’Ivoire, no study has been carried out focused on the eventual health benefits of industrial beer consumption. In this study, the bioactive compounds (total phenols, total tannins, total flavonoids, total anthocyanins) and corresponding antioxidant activities of two industrial beers from maize and rice from two different breweries were investigated. Results showed that for all phenolic compounds, contents were not statistically different (P > 0.05). However, antioxidant activities (antiradical activity and ferric reducing antioxydant power) were more important in industrial beer from rice (57.57 ± 0.62% and 109.46 ± 0.39 μg/mL ascorbic acid irrespectively) than industrial beer from maize (39.19 ± 1.02% and 103.51 ± 0.62 μg/mL ascorbic acid). Total phenols, total flavonoids, and total anthocyanins were mostly responsible for the antioxidant activities (antiradical activity and ferric reducing antioxydant power) of two beers, with correlation coefficients ranging from r = 0.614 to r = 1. Globally, the two industrial beers were similars but differents from local traditional sorghum beer. Occurrence of phenolic compounds in beers coupled with antioxidant activities shows that beer consumption could have health benefits to condition that beers have a low-alcohol content and light-to-moderate consumption. However, further investigations aims health benefis aspect are necessary.