Health professionals are recognizing the major role that nutraceuticals play in health enhancement. As a result, there is a dramatic increase in research aimed at identifying new functional foods and nutraceuticals. There is not, however, a single source that presents this research in a thorough and accessible manner. Comprehensive and complete, the Dictionary of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods is the first reference of its kind written explicitly for this rapidly developing field.
The book provides clearly written, concise, science-based information on over 470 nutraceutical and functional food products and compounds. Each entry lists the most current information on the product or compound and its role in the promotion of health or the prevention of disease, as well as peer-reviewed literature references. In addition, this thorough reference contains 172 chemical structures, 102 figures, 73 schemes, and 64 tables to facilitate recognition and understanding.
Concise and accessible, the Dictionary of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods is a convenientsingle source reference that defines the most commonly used terms in the field of nutraceuticals and functional foods.
Table of Contents
Topics are listed in alphabetical order and include:
Allicin, Amaranth, Astragalus, Beta-lactoglobin, Bovine Serum Albumin, L-Carnitine, Carotenoids, Chinese Herbs, Conjugated linoleic acid, Hydrolysate, Daidzein, Delphinidin, Diospyrin, Echinacea, Epigallocatechin, Evening Primrose, Fennel, Flavonoids, Folic Acid, Galactomannans, Ginkgo biloba, Glycyrrhizic Acid, Goldenseal, Green Tea, Halichondrin B, Huperzine A, Hydroxymatairesinol, Indole-3-acetic acid, Isoflavones, Jerusalem Artichoke, Juniper, Kaemferol, Kava Kava, Alpha-Lactalbulin, Beta-Lactalbumin, Lactulose, Lipoproteins, Lycopene, Macrolactin A, Manzamine A, Methylxanthines, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Oatmeal, Oligofructose, Oolong Tea, Palatinose, Pectin, Peptides, Polydextrose, Probiotics, Protease Inhibitors, Pycnogenol, Quercetin, Rehmannia, Rosemary, Saponins, Sarcophytol A, Sitosanol, Soybean, Synbiotics, Tea-Tree, Theopederin A, Thyrsiferyl 23-Acetate, Uva Ursi, Valerenic Acid, Vitamins, Wasabi, Xanthan Gum, Yarrow, Yucca, Zeaxanthin.
"This work is highly recommended for those working in the functional food and nutraceutical industry or on research on this area, such as food scientists, pharmacologists, and toxicologists. Food companies, particularly those interested in producing healthy foods or making claims to that effect, should have one in their libraries.
“It would be a good reference source for food science and nutrition students with an interest in nutraceuticals or functional foods. Science writers should have one on their desk. The text could also provide doctors with an informative, helpful, and concise science-based source of information on a multitude of food products and compounds for questions from their patients."
—William Artz, University of Illinois in INFORM July, 2007