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Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens

Dongyou Liu
June 20, 2017

Despite being recognized and fought against over countless centuries, human viral pathogens continue to cause major public health problems worldwide—killing millions of people and costing billions of dollars in medical care and lost productivity each year. With contributions from specialists in...

Food Identity Preservation and Traceability: Safer Grains

Gregory S. Bennet
June 16, 2017

A Practical Roadmap to IPT Integration From baby formula and peanut butter, to E. coli-tainted peppers and salmonella-tainted pistachios, no food product or means of its production is immune to risks. And while these risks may never be fully eliminated, identity preservation and traceability (IPT)...

Novel Food Processing: Effects on Rheological and Functional Properties

Jasim Ahmed, Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy, Stefan Kasapis, Joyce I. Boye
June 16, 2017

Rapid expansion of research on the development of novel food processes in the past decade has resulted in novel processes drawn from fields outside the traditional parameters of food processing. Providing a wealth of new knowledge, Novel Food Processing: Effects on Rheological and Functional...

Food Packaging Materials: Testing & Quality Assurance

Preeti Singh, Ali Abas Wani, Horst-Christian Langowski
June 14, 2017

This book is arguably the first one focusing on packaging material testing and quality assurance. It provides information to help food scientists, polymer chemists, and packaging technologists find practical solutions to packaging defects and to develop innovative packaging materials for food...

Industrial Galactomannan Polysaccharides

N. K. Mathur
June 14, 2017

Quite possibly the first comprehensive text on galactomannans, Industrial Galactomannan Polysaccharides compiles information on their industrial uses in the form of gums including locust bean, guar, tara, fenugreek, cassia-tara, and Sesbania-bisipinasa varieties. The book describes how...

Breaded Fried Foods

Parameswarakuma Mallikarjunan, Michael O. Ngadi, Manjeet S. Chinnan
June 14, 2017

Despite the hype about healthy, low-carb/low-fat diets, the production of deep-fat fried foods continues to be a major processing operation around the world, generating billions of dollars each year. Due to their uniquely crispy exterior and juicy interior, breaded fried foods, in particular, are...

Starches: Characterization, Properties, and Applications

Andrea Bertolini
June 14, 2017

Starch is one of the major polysaccharides employed as biopolymers by the food industry, and its wide range of applications has resulted in intense research of starch structure and technology. Written by an outstanding multidisciplinary team with complementary expertise in both academia and...

Engineering Aspects of Membrane Separation and Application in Food Processing

Robert W. Field, Erika Bekassy-Molnar, Frank Lipnizki, Gyula Vatai
June 13, 2017

During the past two decades, membrane separation processes have become standard. The properties of modern membrane technology make it suitable for applications in the food industry. This book presents the principles and applications of these techniques. The first section of the text covers...

Folate in Health and Disease, Second Edition

Lynn B. Bailey
June 13, 2017

During the fifteen years since the bestselling first edition of Folate in Health and Disease was published, there have been thousands of new research studies related to folate and its role in health and disease. The second edition of the book uniquely bridges the gap between basic science and...

Edible Oils: Extraction, Processing, and Applications

Smain Chemat
June 08, 2017

This book presents a wealth of knowledge about advanced processing techniques of edible oils. Such innovation includes the introduction of green recovery techniques substituting heavy use of petroleum solvents, which typically simplify manipulation and work-up, use less solvent and energy, and...

Top 100 Exotic Food Plants

Ernest Small
June 07, 2017

Many edible plants considered exotic in the Western world are actually quite mainstream in other cultures. While some of these plants are only encountered in ethnic food markets or during travels to foreign lands, many are now finding their way onto supermarket shelves. Top 100 Exotic Food Plants...

Handbook of Drying of Vegetables and Vegetable Products

Min Zhang, Bhesh Bhandari, Zhongxiang Fang
June 07, 2017

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the processes and technologies in drying of vegetables and vegetable products. It discusses various technologies such as hot airflow drying, freeze drying, spray drying, solar drying, microwave drying, radio frequency drying, infrared radiation...

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