Food & Culinary Science

Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals

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Flavors for Nutraceutical and Functional Foods

M. Selvamuthukumaran, Yashwant Pathak
July 31, 2018

Flavors are an integral part of nutraceutical formulations. Flavors offer significant advantage to Nutraceuticals when it comes to palatability and get an edge over other products in an extremely competitive nutraceutical market. Flavors for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods addresses different...

Probiotics in Mental Health

Colin R. Martin, Derek Larkin
June 15, 2018

The concept that the gut and brain are intricately linked is widely accepted not just within the lay community but increasingly within scientific and therapeutic circles as well. Terms such as "heartache" and "gut wrenching" are more than mere metaphor, they represent key fundamental aspects of...

Korean Functional Foods: Composition, Processing and Health Benefits

Kun-Young Park, Dae Young Kwon, Ki Won Lee, Sunmin Park
May 08, 2018

Koreans believe the adage of food as medicine. Therefore, herbs or fruit ingredients such as ginger, cinnamon, adlay, mugwort, pomegranate, and ginseng are used for their therapeutic effects as much as cooking. This book provide information related to Korean functional food. It first describes the...

Fruit and Cereal Bioactives: Sources, Chemistry, and Applications

Özlem Tokuşoğlu, Clifford A Hall III
April 18, 2018

Presenting up-to-date data in an easy-to-use format, this comprehensive overview of the chemistry of bioactive components of fruits and cereals addresses the role of these compounds in determining taste, flavor, and color, as well as recent claims of anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic, and antioxidant...

Antioxidant Nutraceuticals: Preventive and Healthcare Applications

Chuanhai Cao, Sarvadaman Pathak, Kiran Patil
March 29, 2018

This book addresses various clinical and sub clinical applications of antioxidant nutraceuticals, with a primary focus on preventive use for general wellness, common ailments, and such chronic illnesses as cancer and neurological applications. This unique book captures the applications of natural...

Lycopene and Tomatoes in Human Nutrition and Health

A. Venketeshwer Rao, Gwen L. Young, Leticia G. Rao
March 27, 2018

Lycopene is a potent antioxidant carotenoid found in fruits and vegetables; particularly high amounts exist in red tomatoes. It is not an essential nutrient for humans, but can be a potential therapeutic agent for preventing several human diseases. Since the publication of the previous book on...

Plant Food By-Products: Industrial Relevance for Food Additives and Nutraceuticals

J. Fernando Ayala-Zavala, Gustavo González-Aguilar, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
March 23, 2018

This volume takes an eco-friendly approach to examining the advantages of using plant food by-products as food additives and nutraceuticals, turning solid wastes into value-added items. The chapters, written by researchers and professionals working in the plant food industry, look at ways to make...

Food By-Product Based Functional Food Powders

Özlem Tokuşoğlu
February 26, 2018

The by-products of food processing operations may still contain many valuable substances. Nowadays, the potential utilization of these major components has been the focus of increasing attention. Food by-products or food industry shelf-stable coproducts in liquid, pomace, or powder forms can be...

Natural Substances for Cancer Prevention

Jun-Ping Xu
February 22, 2018

Natural Substances for Cancer Prevention explores in detail how numerous investigations in chemical biology and molecular biology have established strong scientific evidence demonstrating how the properties of naturally occurring bioactive chemicals hamper all stages of cancers (from initiation to...

Phenolic Compounds in Food: Characterization and Analysis

Leo M.L. Nollet, Janet Alejandra Gutierrez-Uribe
February 13, 2018

Phenolic compounds, one of the most widely distributed groups of secondary metabolites in plants, have received a lot of attention in the last few years since the consumption of vegetables and beverages with a high level of such compounds may reduce risks of the development of several diseases....

Measuring Elemental Impurities in Pharmaceuticals: A Practical Guide

Robert Thomas
February 02, 2018

Recent regulations on heavy metal testing have required the pharmaceutical industry to monitor a suite of elemental impurities in pharmaceutical raw materials, drug products and dietary supplements. These new directives s are described in the new United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapters <232>...

Therapeutic and Nutritional Uses of Algae

Leonel Pereira
February 01, 2018

Algae have been used since ancient times as food, fodder, fertilizer and as source of medicine. Nowadays seaweeds represent an unlimited source of the raw materials used in pharmaceutical, food industries, medicine and cosmetics. They are nutritionally valuable as fresh or dried vegetables, or as...