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The Vegetable Pathosystem: Ecology, Disease Mechanism, and Management

1st Edition

Mohammad Ansar, Abhijeet Ghatak
December 20, 2019

Variability in vegetable pathogens is a critical issue, particularly in changing environments, as it presents challenges to accurate diagnoses and proper management. This book focuses on the diverse ecology of phytopathogens, covering the varying disease categories (acute, chronic, and emerging),...

Functional Foods and Biotechnology: Sources of Functional Foods and Ingredients

1st Edition

Kalidas Shetty, Dipayan Sarkar
December 18, 2019

The first of two related books that kick off the Food Biotechnology series, Functional Foods and Biotechnology: Sources of Functional Foods and Ingredients, focuses on the recent advances in the understanding of the role of cellular, metabolic, and biochemical concepts and processing that are...

Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops

1st Edition

Franc Bavec, Martina Bavec
December 17, 2019

Merging coverage of two increasingly popular and quickly growing food trends, Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops provides an overview of the basic principles of organic agriculture and highlights its multifunctionality with special emphasis on the conservation of rare crops and their...

Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal, and Offspring’s Nutritional Health

1st Edition

Priyanka Bhatt, Maryam Sadat Miraghajani, Sarvadaman Pathak, Yashwant Pathak
December 13, 2019

Although there is an increasing number of pregnant individuals taking nutraceuticals to maintain good health, many gaps exist in the knowledge base. These nutraceuticals might be involved in a wide variety of biological processes, and the biological and epidemiological findings of relevant studies...

Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

3rd Edition

Robert E.C. Wildman, Richard S. Bruno
December 09, 2019

The field of functional foods along with their bioactive food components has grown tremendously over the past decades. Often guided by hypothesis-generating epidemiological observations, discoveries from basic science studies and controlled trials in humans have provided critical evidence to help...

Fermented Food Products

1st Edition

A. Sankaranarayanan, N. Amaresan, D. Dhanasekaran
December 09, 2019

Fermented food play an important proactive role in the human diet. In many developing and under developed countries, fermented food is a cheap source of nutrition. Currently, more than 3500 different fermented foods are consumed by humans throughout the world; many are indigenous and produced...

The Regulation of Dietary Supplements: A Historical Analysis

1st Edition

Stephen J. Pintauro
December 09, 2019

This book documents the long, still ongoing battle between the US Food and Drug Administration and the dietary supplement industry. It presents the complex, often subtle, and sometimes overlooked series of events that had a major impact on how dietary supplements are manufactured, marketed, sold,...

Phytochemicals from Medicinal Plants: Scope, Applications, and Potential Health Claims

1st Edition

Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Megh R. Goyal, Masood Sadiq Butt
December 05, 2019

Phytochemicals from Medicinal Plants: Scope, Applications and Potential Health Claims explores the importance of medicinal plants and their potential benefits for human health. This book looks at bioactive compounds from medicinal plants, the health benefits of bioactive compounds, the applications...

Food Aroma Evolution: During Food Processing, Cooking, and Aging

1st Edition

Matteo Bordiga, Leo M.L. Nollet
December 02, 2019

Of the five senses, smell is the most direct and food aromas are the key drivers of our flavor experience. They are crucial for the synergy of food and drinks. Up to 80% of what we call taste is actually aroma. Food Aroma Evolution: During Food Processing, Cooking, and Aging focuses on the...

Postharvest Pathology of Fresh Horticultural Produce

1st Edition

Lluís Palou, Joseph L. Smilanick
November 14, 2019

Optimal distribution of fresh horticultural products entails prolonging their freshness and nutritional quality as long as possible after harvest. A major limitation to their marketing is decay after harvest, which is caused primarily by fungal pathogens. Postharvest Pathology of Fresh...

Advances in Nutraceutical Applications in Cancer: Recent Research Trends and Clinical Applications

1st Edition

Sheeba Varghese Gupta, Yashwant V Pathak
November 11, 2019

Dietary supplements and nutraceuticals such as Vitamin A and D, Omega-3 and probiotics are used as part of the cancer treatment as complimenting the main therapy. Several Nutraceuticals have shown to boost the immune responses, while emerging clinical studies and other research suggests that some...

Food Packaging: Innovations and Shelf-Life

1st Edition

Rui M. S. da Cruz
November 11, 2019

Food Packaging: Innovations and Shelf-life covers recently investigated developments in food packaging and their influence in food quality preservation, shelf-life extension, and simulation techniques. Additionally, the book discusses the environmental impact and sustainable solutions of food...