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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...

Dimensions of Food

Vickie A. Vaclavik, Amy Haynes
February 01, 2018

Following its bestselling predecessor, Dimensions of Food, Eighth Edition, provides beneficial classroom and independent, instructive material for students. Instructors will find that this textbook's organization makes it easy to use and very flexible for teaching. A variety of stimulating...

Post-Fermentation and -Distillation Technology: Stabilization, Aging, and Spoilage

Matteo Bordiga
January 12, 2018

While most wine and spirits books focus on vineyard and crop management or fermentation and distillation processes, few address critical post process aspects of stabilization, aging, and spoilage. This book serves as a comprehensive source of information on post-fermentation and -distillation...

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Pathophysiology, Therapeutic Intervention, and Complementary Medicine

Siba P. Raychaudhuri, Smriti Raychaudhuri, Debasis Bagchi
January 08, 2018

Psoriasis is a life-long chronic autoimmune disease characterized by thick scaly skin lesions and often associated with severe arthritis. In psoriasis, lesions skin cells, keratinocytes, grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery or red patches on skin. Normal skin cells grow gradually...

Plant Biotechnology, Two-Volume Set

Bishun Deo Prasad, Sangita Sahni, Prasant Kumar, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
January 03, 2018

Recent advances in the development of transgenic plants have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and biopesticides, and disease diagnostics through plant biotechnology. As a result, a number of transgenic...

Mutagens in Food

Veikko Hayatsu
January 03, 2018

This book describes many different kinds of mutagens that are detected in food, and also discusses various ways to suppress their formation and activities. The mutagens discussed include those of natural origin, those caused by human manipulation of food (e.g., cooking and adding preservatives),...

Plant Biotechnology, Volume 2: Transgenics, Stress Management, and Biosafety Issues

Sangita Sahni, Bishun Deo Prasad, Prasant Kumar
December 27, 2017

This volume is the second of the new two-volume Plant Biotechnology set. This volume covers many recent advances in the development of transgenic plants that have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and...

Handbook of Nutrient Requirements of Finfish (1991)

Robert P. Wilson
December 22, 2017

A one-of-a-kind book for researchers interested in finfish nutritionHandbook of Nutrient Requirements of Finfish provides a summary of qualitative and quantitative nutrient requirements for almost all cultured finfish for which a significant amount of nutritional information now exists. Information...

Spectroscopic Methods in Food Analysis

Adriana S. Franca, Leo M.L. Nollet
December 21, 2017

Given the inherent complexity of food products, most instrumental techniques employed for quality and authenticity evaluation (e.g., chromatographic methods) are time demanding, expensive, and involve a considerable amount of manual labor. Therefore, there has been an increasing interest in simpler...

Cassava in Food, Feed and Industry

C. Balagopalan
December 18, 2017

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is the staple food of more than 300 million people in the world. Though cassava is utilized in a variety of ways, scientific books of any category written on the postharvest aspects of cassava are relatively few. The effect of this paucity was strikingly felt...