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Functional and Preservative Properties of Phytochemicals

Functional and Preservative Properties of Phytochemicals Book
Author : Bhanu Prakash
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-02-15
ISBN : 0128196866
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Functional and Preservative Properties of Phytochemicals examines the potential of plant-based bioactive compounds as functional food ingredients and preservative agents against food-spoiling microbes and oxidative deterioration. The book provides a unified and systematic accounting of plant-based bioactive compounds by illustrating the connections among the different disciplines, such as food science, nutrition, pharmacology, toxicology, combinatorial chemistry, nanotechnology and biotechnological approaches. Chapters present the varied sources of raw materials, biochemical properties, metabolism, health benefits, preservative efficacy, toxicological aspect, safety and Intellectual Property Right issue of plant-based bioactive compounds. Written by authorities within the field, the individual chapters of the book are organized according to the following practical and easy to consult format: introduction, chapter topics and text, conclusions (take-home lessons), and references cited for further reading. Provides collective information on recent advancements that increase the potential use of phytochemicals Fosters an understanding of plant-based dietary bioactive ingredients and their physiological effects on human health at the molecular level Thoroughly explores biotechnology, omics, and bioinformatics approaches to address the availability, cost, and mode of action of plant-based functional and preservative ingredients

Bioactive Natural Products for Pharmaceutical Applications

Bioactive Natural Products for Pharmaceutical Applications Book
Author : Dilipkumar Pal,Amit Kumar Nayak
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-12-14
ISBN : 3030540278
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book covers the recent innovations relating to various bioactive natural products (such as alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, anthraquinones, steroids, polysaccharides, tannins and polyphenolic compounds, volatile oils, fixed oils, fats and waxes, proteins and peptides, vitamins, marine products, camptothecin, piperines, carvacrol, gedunin, GABA, ginsenosides) and their applications in the pharmaceutical fields related to academic, research and industry.

Sustainable Food Waste Management

Sustainable Food Waste Management Book
Author : Monika Thakur,V. K. Modi,Renu Khedkar,Karuna Singh
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-01-04
ISBN : 9811589674
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses one of the biggest challenges of the food industry, which is waste management. Food industries generate high amounts of waste, both solid and liquid, resulting from the production, processing and consumption of food. Stringent environmental legislators have made the task of waste management more challenging. Through the three sections of this book, the readers are introduced to the different types of wastes generated, utilization of waste through food processing industry and sustainable waste management technologies. The different chapters describe how the biomass and the valuable nutrients from food industry wastes could be used to develop value-added products. The book reiterates that food wastes and their by-products are an excellent source of sugars, minerals, dietary fiber, organic acids, bio active compounds such as polyphenols, carotenoids and phytochemicals etc. This book is an excellent resource for industry experts, researchers and students in the field of food science, food processing and food waste management.

Nanotechnological Approaches in Food Microbiology

Nanotechnological Approaches in Food Microbiology Book
Author : Sanju Bala Dhull,Prince Chawla,Ravinder Kaushik
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-12-27
ISBN : 1000283046
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nanotechnology has gained attention in all aspects of modern science, having vital applications in the food chain, storage, quality monitoring, processing, preservation, and packaging. The global population is increasing rapidly, therefore there is a requirement to produce food products in a more proficient, non-toxic, and sustainable way. Food scientists and microbiologists are interested in food safety and quality assurance to produce excellent-quality food free of food pathogens Nanotechnological Approaches in Food Microbiology provides a systematic introduction and comprehensive information about practical approaches and characteristic features related to the significant applications of nanotechnology in food microbiology, including, nano-starch films, nanoemulsions, biogenic nanoparticles, and nanocapsules. The book will explore details about metal nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, mathematical modeling, kinetic studies, and their antimicrobial approaches. Key Features: Includes comprehensive knowledge on metal nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, mathematical modeling, kinetic studies and their antimicrobial approaches Lays out concepts of essential oil nanoemulsion and their potential antimicrobial applications Deals with the latest development in nano-starch composite biofilms containing bioactive constituents to inhibit pathogenic microbes Explores the nanocapsules as potential antimicrobial agents in food. Provides information regarding new biogenic nano-antimicrobials developed for the food safety and quality assurance This book will educate readers on the aspects of nanotechnology in food safety and quality assurance. Nanoemulsions, nanohydrogels, metal nanoparticles, nano-starch films, nanocapsules and nano-antimicrobials are the emerging essentials of nanotechnology that are used to preserve the food at greater extent. This book should be of interest to a large and varied audience of researchers in academia, industry, food processing, preservation, packaging, microbiology and policy regulations.

Phytomedicine

Phytomedicine Book
Author : Rouf Ahmad Bhat,Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Moonisa Aslam Dervash
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-03-01
ISBN : 0128241101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Phytomedicine: A Treasure of Pharmacologically Active Products from Plants aims to present updated knowledge of plant-based medicines in terms of their research and development, production, and utilization, from the viewpoint of sustainability and by using the latest technologies. The book explores different phytometabolites on a mass scale, coupled with the efficacy, performance and applicability on target organisms to treat curable and fatal diseases. Readers will find a coherent package of phytotherapeutic information regarding inclusive assortment of research based, scientific amplitude of metabolites from the plant world encompassing various action plans. Information is presented sequentially regarding phytochemistry, biological activity and the serviceable aspects of bioactive compounds. The book also addresses various advancements and achievements of novel drugs from plants using molecular and enzymatic activities, and various technological tools in an ecofriendly fashion. Discusses phytotherapeutic properties for a wide range of medical conditions, including anti-pyretic, anti-infective, anti-malarial, Anti-AIDS, anti-diabetic, anti-cancerous, immune-modulatory applications Includes a discussion of synergistic effects of formulations and antagonistic drug interactions Addresses advancements and achievements of novel plant-based drugs using molecular, enzymatic activities and various technological tools in an eco-friendly fashion

Biotechnological Approaches in Food Adulterants

Biotechnological Approaches in Food Adulterants Book
Author : Madan L Verma
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-11-19
ISBN : 1000220036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book highlights the biotechnological advancement in the area of food adulterants and outlines the current state of art technologies in the detection of food adulterants using omics and nanobiotechnology. The book provides insights to the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, and challenges in food adulterants. It identifies key research topics and practical applications of modern cutting-edge technologies employed for detection of food adulterants including: expansion of food adulterants market, potential toxicity of food adulterants and the prevention of food adulteration act, cutting-edge technology for food adulterants detection, and biosensing and nanobiosensing based detection of food adulterants. There is need for new resources in omics technologies for the application of new nanobiotechnology. Biotechnological Approaches in Food Adulterants provides an overview of the contributions of food safety and the most up-to-date advances in omics and nanobiotechnology approaches to a diverse audience from postgraduate students to researchers in biochemical engineering, biotechnology, food technologist, environmental technologists, and pharmaceutical professionals.

Research and Technological Advances in Food Science

Research and Technological Advances in Food Science Book
Author : Bhanu Prakash
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-12-10
ISBN : 0323859178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The reduction in nutritional quality of food due to microbial contamination is a problem faced by much of the developing world. To address contamination-related hunger and malnutrition, it is crucial to enforce quantitative and qualitative protection of agri-food commodities after harvesting, as well as to create low cost, rational strategies to protect post-harvest losses and nutritional properties of food products in a sustainable manner. Research and Technological Advances in Food Science provides readers with a systematic and in-depth understanding of basic and advanced concepts in food science and post-harvest technology, including the most up-to-date information about different natural food source sources (of microbial, plant, and animal origin) and their health benefits. It also highlights current research and technological advances in food science related to health, such as personalized food and nutrition, seafood nutraceuticals, meat processing and product development, microbial enzymes for the tenderization of meat, feruloylated oligosaccharides for human health, and the role of microbial antagonistic in post-harvest management of fruit. In addition, the book explores the role of modern tools and techniques such as instrumentation, nanotechnology, biotechnology, ultrasound in food processing and food-omics in food science. Research and Technological Advances in Food Science is an excellent resource for researchers, food scientists, biochemists, pharmacologists, nutritionists, policymakers, and students working in the food science domain. Includes information about different natural sources of food (microbes, plants and animal origin), and their health benefits Highlights current research and technological advances in food science related to health Brings the role of microbial antagonistic, plant volatiles and technological advances in the post-harvest management of food commodities

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops

Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops Book
Author : Pardeep Singh,Anwesha Borthakur,Aditya Abha Singh,Ajay Kumar,Kshitij K. Singh
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-11-20
ISBN : 0128209453
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective contains both theoretical and empirical evidence of a broad range of aspects of GM crop policies throughout the world. Emphasizing world agriculture production and ethics of GM crops, the book balances insights into the various discussions around the use of GM crops including soil health, effects on animals, environmental sustainability impact, and ethical issues. The book presents aspects of GM crop policies and prevailing controversies throughout the world, in 5 sections containing 23 chapters. Beginning with the discussion of the policies related to GM crops, the book dives deep into issues related to food insecurity, agricultural sustainability, food safety, and environmental risks. Section 5 also captures the recent advances in agricultural biotechnology encompassing research trends, the nano-biotech approach to plant genetic engineering, and other transformation techniques in crop development. The contributors of the book represent different backgrounds, providing a holistic overview of diverse approaches and perspectives. Policy Issues in Genetically Modified Crops: A Global Perspective is a valuable resource for researchers in agricultural policy and economics, agricultural biotechnology, soil science, genetic engineering, ethics, environmental management, sustainable development, and NGOs. Discusses ethics, varieties, research trends, success, and challenges of genetic modification Addresses both crop production and potential health impacts Includes extensive theoretical research and studies

Food Proteins and Peptides

Food Proteins and Peptides Book
Author : Chibuike C Udenigwe
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2021-06-03
ISBN : 1839163437
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses the chemistry of food proteins and peptides and their relationship with nutritional, functional, and health applications. Bringing together authorities in the field, it provides a comprehensive discussion focused on fundamental chemistries and mechanisms underpinning the structure-function relationships of food proteins and peptides. The functional and bioactive properties hinge on their structural features such as amino acid sequence, molecular size, hydrophobicity, hydrophilicity, and net charges. The book includes coverage of advances in the nutritional and health applications of protein and peptide modifications; novel applications of food proteins and peptides in the development of edible functional biomaterials; advances in the use of proteomics and peptidomics for food proteins and peptide analysis (foodomics); and the relevance of food protein and peptide chemistries in policy and regulation. Research into the fundamental chemistries behind the functional, health and nutritional benefits is burgeoning and has gained the interest of scientists, the industry, regulatory agencies, and consumers. This book fills the knowledge gap providing an excellent source of information for researchers, instructors, students, food and nutrition industry, and policy makers.

Valorization of Agri Food Wastes and By Products

Valorization of Agri Food Wastes and By Products Book
Author : Rajeev Bhat
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-08-25
ISBN : 0128242604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Valorization of Agri-Food Wastes and By-Products: Recent Trends, Innovations and Sustainability Challenges addresses the waste and by-product valorization of fruits and vegetables, beverages, nuts and seeds, dairy and seafood. The book focuses its coverage on bioactive recovery, health benefits, biofuel production and environment issues, as well as recent technological developments surrounding state of the art of food waste management and innovation. The book also presents tools for value chain analysis and explores future sustainability challenges. In addition, the book offers theoretical and experimental information used to investigate different aspects of the valorization of agri-food wastes and by-products. Valorization of Agri-Food Wastes and By-Products: Recent Trends, Innovations and Sustainability Challenges will be a great resource for food researchers, including those working in food loss or waste, agricultural processing, and engineering, food scientists, technologists, agricultural engineers, and students and professionals working on sustainable food production and effective management of food loss, wastes and by-products. Covers recent trends, innovations, and sustainability challenges related to food wastes and by-products valorization Explores various recovery processes, the functionality of targeted bioactive compounds, and green processing technologies Presents emerging technologies for the valorization of agri-food wastes and by-products Highlights potential industrial applications of food wastes and by-products to support circular economy concepts

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components Book
Author : Charis Michel Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-12-16
ISBN : 0128096500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components: Effects of Innovative Processing Techniques presents the latest information on the chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, health effects, and nutrition characteristics of food components and the recent trends and practices that the food industry (e.g. the implementation of non-thermal technologies, nanoencapsulation, new extraction techniques, and new sources, like by-products, etc.) has adopted. This book fills the gap in knowledge by denoting the impact of recent food industry advances in different parameters of food components (e.g. nutritional value, physical and chemical properties, bioavailability and bioaccessibility characteristics) and final products (e.g. applications, shelf-life, sensory characteristics). Provides a holistic view of the interactions between novel processing techniques and food components Explains how innovative techniques, such as non-thermal, nano-encapsulation, waste recovery, and novel extraction and processing methods impact the nutritional value of ingredients commonly used in functional food and nutraceutical products Covers food applications, shelf-life, and sensory characteristics

Superfood and Functional Food

Superfood and Functional Food Book
Author : Viduranga Waisundara,Naofumi Shiomi
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2017-03-01
ISBN : 9535129198
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on the usage and application of plant- and animal-based food products with significant functional properties and health benefits as well as their development into processed food. Many chapters in this book contain overviews on superfood and functional food from South America. Details on the functional properties of apiculture products are also included herein. Additionally, an area that is not widely discussed in academia - pet food with functional properties - is also covered. It is hoped that this book will serve as a source of knowledge and information to make better choices in food consumption and alterations to dietary patterns. It is also recommended for readers to take a look at a related book, Superfood and Functional Food - The Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as Medicine.

Handbook of Plant Food Phytochemicals

Handbook of Plant Food Phytochemicals Book
Author : Brijesh K. Tiwari,Nigel P. Brunton,Charles Brennan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-01-02
ISBN : 1118464680
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Phytochemicals are plant derived chemicals which may bestowhealth benefits when consumed, whether medicinally or as part of abalanced diet. Given that plant foods are a major component of mostdiets worldwide, it is unsurprising that these foods represent thegreatest source of phytochemicals for most people. Yet it is onlyrelatively recently that due recognition has been given to theimportance of phytochemicals in maintaining our health. Newevidence for the role of specific plant food phytochemicals inprotecting against the onset of diseases such as cancers and heartdisease is continually being put forward. The increasing awarenessof consumers of the link between diet and health has exponentiallyincreased the number of scientific studies into the biologicaleffects of these substances. The Handbook of Plant Food Phytochemicals provides acomprehensive overview of the occurrence, significance and factorseffecting phytochemicals in plant foods. A key of objective of thebook is to critically evaluate these aspects. Evaluation ofthe evidence for and against the quantifiable health benefits beingimparted as expressed in terms of the reduction in the risk ofdisease conferred through the consumption of foods that are rich inphytochemicals. With world-leading editors and contributors, the Handbook ofPlant Food Phytochemicals is an invaluable, cutting-edgeresource for food scientists, nutritionists and plant biochemists.It covers the processing techniques aimed at the production ofphytochemical-rich foods which can have a role indisease-prevention, making it ideal for both the food industry andthose who are researching the health benefits of particular foods.Lecturers and advanced students will find it a helpful and readableguide to a constantly expanding subject area.

Functional Food and Health

Functional Food and Health Book
Author : Takayuki Shibamoto,American Chemical Society. Meeting
Publisher : Amer Chemical Society
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Almost 10 years have passed since we organized a symposium on functional foods at the ACS national meetings, San Francisco, in 1997. Since then, a large number of studies have been conducted on food components associated with human health. Many symposiums on past research related to functional foods, such as antioxidants, have been held in various countries, including the US, Japan, and numerous European countries. This book based on the symposium "Functional Foods and Health" held in San Francisco on September 2006 includes a summary of past research, current research results, and future perspectives of functional foods. The symposium entitled "Functional Foods and Health" was held-at the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, 232th National Meetings, San Francisco, California, September 10-14, 2006-to report current research results and perspectives of functional foods. The contributors were experts in the area of functional foods and were selected from many countries. The major countries were Canada, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States. This book provides valuable information containing overall reviews and perspectives on functional foods, the bioavailability and metabolism of plant and cereal constituents, natural antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables, carcinogenesis and anti-carcinogenesis of food constituents, and other miscellaneous food components associated with health effects. This book should be a useful research tool for a diverse range of scientists, including, biologist, biochemists, chemists, dietitians, food scientists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, and toxicologists as well as medical doctors, from academic institutions, governmental institutions, and private industries.

Applied Food Science and Engineering with Industrial Applications

Applied Food Science and Engineering with Industrial Applications Book
Author : Cristóbal Noé Aguilar,Elizabeth Carvajal-Millan
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-01-25
ISBN : 1351048627
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Applied Food Science and Engineering with Industrial Applications highlights the latest advances and research in the interdisciplinary field of food engineering, emphasizing food science as well as quality assurance. The volume provides detailed technical and scientific background of technologies and their potential applications in food preservation. The volume’s broad perspective reflects the expertise of international and interdisciplinary engineers, drawing on that of food technologists, microbiologists, chemists, mechanical engineers, biochemists, geneticists, and others. The volume will be valuable and useful for researchers, scientists, and engineers, as well as for graduate students in this dynamic field. This book is a rich resource on recent research innovations in food science and engineering with industrial applications, presenting a practical, unique and challenging blend of principles and applications.

Technology for Wine and Beer Production from Ipomoea batatas

Technology for Wine and Beer Production from Ipomoea batatas Book
Author : Sandeep Kumar Panda
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-08-08
ISBN : 042961599X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Purple sweet potato (PSP) is a special type of sweet potato with high concentration of anthocyanin pigment in the root. It is rich in starch, sugar, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants like phenolics, β-carotene, and has a strong prospect as substrate for alcoholic fermentation. The low cost of sweet potato and its prospective usage in the production of alcoholic beverages make it viable for commercialization. The book reviews the use of the roots of PSP for the production of three novel products, i.e. anthocyanin rich wine (red wine), herbal/medicinal sweet potato wine, and anthocyanin rich beer which have higher health benefit than other wines and beers. The book elucidates the use of novel technologies in the preparation of this non-conventional wine and beer, processing, biochemical and organoleptic quality of the finished products and health implications. It will be of interest to innovators, researchers and students. The novel technologies in wine and beer making described in the book will set a precedence for production of other alcoholic beverages from starchy sources.

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-05
ISBN : 9781642241174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The purposeful application of fermentation in food and beverage preparation, as a means to provide palatability, nutritional value, preservative, and medicinal properties, is an ancient practice. Fermented foods and beverages were among the first processed food products consumed by humans. The production of foods such as yogurt and cultured milk, wine and beer, sauerkraut and kimchi, and fermented sausage were initially valued because of their improved shelf life, safety, and organoleptic properties. This book 'Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages' presents the state of the art reviews on the use of fermentation in foods and beverages and key aspects of fermented food production. It presents insight into new findings concerning the ways in which fermentation changes dietary items pre-consumption, and in turn, the ways in which fermentation-enriched chemicals (for example, lactoferrin, bioactive peptides) and newly formed phytochemicals may act upon our own intestinal microbiota profile. The consumption of fermented foods may be particularly relevant to the emerging research linking traditional dietary practices and positive mental health. Today, scientific advances allow for some answers in the direction toward the potential of fermented foods. It is well established that with traditional dietary patterns, fermentation can magnify protein quality and the bioavailabity of mood-regulating B vitamins, magnesium, and zinc. It is increasingly understood that fermented foods can also have enhanced nutritional and functional properties due to transformation of substrates and formation of bioactive or bioavailable end-products. Fermented foods and beverages continue to make a significant contribution to the overall patterns of traditional dietary practices. As our knowledge of the human microbiome increases, including its connection to mental health (for example, anxiety and depression), it is becoming increasingly clear that there are untold connections between our resident microbes and many aspects of physiology.Contributions are by worldwide scientists and researchers; this book provides the food industry with new insights on the development of value-added fermented foods products, while also presenting nutritionists and dieticians with a useful resource.

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2018-11-08
ISBN : 0128126884
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability covers the hottest topics in the science of food sustainability, providing a synopsis of the path society is on to secure food for a growing population. It investigates the focal issue of sustainable food production in relation to the effects of global change on food resources, biodiversity and global food security. This collection of methodological approaches and knowledge derived from expert authors around the world offers the research community, food industry, scientists and students with the knowledge to relate to, and report on, the novel challenges of food production and sustainability. This comprehensive encyclopedia will act as a platform to show how an interdisciplinary approach and closer collaboration between the scientific and industrial communities is necessary to strengthen our existing capacity to generate and share research data. Offers readers a ‘one-stop’ resource on the topic of food security and sustainability Contains articles split into sections based on the various dimensions of Food Security and Food Sustainability Written by academics and practitioners from various fields and regions with a “farm to fork understanding Includes concise and accessible chapters, providing an authoritative introduction for non-specialists and readers from undergraduate level upwards, as well as up-to-date foundational content for those familiar with the field

Food Science An Ecological Approach

Food Science  An Ecological Approach Book
Author : Sari Edelstein
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2013-02-01
ISBN : 1449603440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A textbook at the forefront of a global movement toward sustainability Food Science, An Ecological Approach presents food science and food preparation in the context of current environmental world conditions. Throughout the text readers will examine the scientific basis of the dietetics profession and thoroughly explore food chemistry, preparation, safety, regulations, and cultural significance. The science of food is discussed within the broader context of the world’s food supply. Food Science, An Ecological Approach explores the idea of global sustainability and examines the ecological problems that challenge our food supply and raise increasing concerns among consumers. Each chapter sets out clear objectives and integrates helpful sidebars, illustrations and discussion questions to increase concept retention. Chapter summaries and special sections found throughout the text engage students and enhance the learning experience. Additional resources are available online which complement the text.

Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases

Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases Book
Author : Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-01-10
ISBN : 0128144696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases: Foods, Nutrients and Dietary Supplements provides valuable insights into the agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the gastrointestinal system. It provides nutritional treatment options for those suffering from gastrointestinal diseases including Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Allergies, among others. Information is presented on a variety of foods, including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil, thus showing that changes in intake can change antioxidant and disease preventing non-nutrients and affect gastrointestinal health and/or disease promotion. This book serves as a valuable resource for biomedical researchers who focus on identifying the causes of gastrointestinal diseases and food scientists targeting health-related product development. Provides information on agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the gastrointestinal tract Explores the impact of composition, including differences based on country of origin and processing techniques to highlight compositional differences and their effect on the gastrointestinal tract Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact gastrointestinal diseases, including reduction of inflammation and improved function of organs