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Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

Deepak Kumar Verma, Prem Prakash Srivastav
August 10, 2017

In agricultural education and research, the study of agricultural microbiology has undergone tremendous changes in the past few decades, leading to today’s scientific farming that is a backbone of economy all over the globe. Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and the Environment fills...

Advances in Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology

Ron B.H. Wills, John Golding
August 01, 2017

Advances in Postharvest Fruit and Vegetable Technology examines how changes in community attitudes and associated pressures on industry are demanding changes in the way technology is used to minimize postharvest loss and maintain product quality. In particular, the book discusses important drivers...

Fermented Milk and Dairy Products

Anil Kumar Puniya
August 01, 2017

Increased knowledge of the number, potency, and importance of bioactive compounds in fermented milk and dairy products has spiked their popularity across the globe. And the trend shows no sign of abating any time soon. An all-in-one resource, Fermented Milk and Dairy Products gathers information...

Flexible Packaging Of Foods

Aaron Brody
July 14, 2017

This review encompasses one segment of food packaging – foods. That include flexible materials in their package. It is intended as a systems view point: designing product requirements and markets, and describing the present material and machine methods for filling those requirements....

Food Forensics: Stable Isotopes as a Guide to Authenticity and Origin

James F. Carter, Lesley A. Chesson
July 13, 2017

Food forensics is a multi-disciplinary science involving advanced analytical techniques, plant and animal metabolism, and sophisticated data interpretation tools. This book explains how plants, and in turn animals eating those plants, assimilate stable isotopes and trace elements from their...

Engineering Aspects of Food Emulsification and Homogenization

Marilyn Rayner, Petr Dejmek
July 01, 2017

Emulsions are found in a wide variety of food products, pharmaceuticals, paints, and cosmetics, thus emulsification is a truly multidisciplinary phenomenon. Therefore understanding of the process must evolve from the combination of (at least) three different scientific specializations. Engineering...

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages

Jyoti Prakash Tamang
July 01, 2017

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages discusses the functionality and myriad health benefits of fermented foods and beverages of the world. It examines health-promoting and therapeutic properties, covering the molecular process of fermentation and the resulting benefit to nutritional...

Marine Nutraceuticals: Prospects and Perspectives

Se-Kwon Kim
June 30, 2017

There is a great deal of consumer interest in natural bioactive substances due to their health benefits. Offering the potential to provide valuable nutraceuticals and functional food ingredients, marine-derived compounds are an abundant source of nutritionally and pharmacologically active agents,...

Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies

Ranjeet Kumar
June 26, 2017

Stored products of agriculture and animal origin are attacked by more than 600 species of beetles, 70 species of moths, and about 355 species of mites, causing huge quantitative and qualitative losses and insect contamination in food commodities. This is an important quality control problem. This...

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...