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Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry

Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry Book
Author : Charis Michel Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-01-02
ISBN : 0128119616
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry: Improving Production and Processing addresses the principle that food supply needs of the present must be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Responding to sustainability goals requires maximum utilization of all raw materials produced and integration of activities throughout all production-to-consumption stages. This book covers production stage activities to reduce postharvest losses and increase use of by-products streams (waste), food manufacturing and beyond, presenting insights to ensure energy, water and other resources are used efficiently and environmental impacts are minimized. The book presents the latest research and advancements in efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly food production and ways they can be implemented within the food industry. Filling the knowledge gap between understanding and applying these advancements, this team of expert authors from around the globe offer both academic and industry perspectives and a real-world view of the challenges and potential solutions that exist for feeding the world in the future. The book will guide industry professionals and researchers in ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of food systems. Addresses why food waste recovery improves sustainability of food systems, how these issues can be adapted by the food industry, and the role of policy making in ensuring sustainable food production Describes in detail the latest understanding of food processing, food production and waste reduction issues Includes emerging topics, such as sustainable organic food production and computer aided process engineering Analyzes the potential and sustainability of already commercialized processes and products

Sustainable Food Production

Sustainable Food Production Book
Author : Paul Christou,Roxana Savin,Barry Costa-Pierce,Ignacy Misztal,Bruce Whitelaw
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-02-13
ISBN : 9781461458494
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gathering some 90 entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, this book covers animal breeding and genetics for food, crop science and technology, ocean farming and sustainable aquaculture, transgenic livestock for food and more.

Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing

Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing Book
Author : Joyce Boye,Yves Arcand
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-01-11
ISBN : 146141587X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book will review the current status of the agriculture and agri-food sector in regard to green processing and provide strategies that can be used by the sector to enhance the use of environmentally-friendly technologies for production, processing. The book will look at the full spectrum from farm to fork beginning with chapters on life cycle analysis and environmental impact assessment of different agri-food sectors. This will be followed by reviews of current and novel on-farm practices that are more environmentally-friendly, technologies for food processing that reduce chemical and energy use and emissions as well as novel analytical techniques for R&D and QA which reduce solvent, chemical and energy consumption. Technologies for waste treatment, "reducing, reusing, recycling", and better water and energy stewardship will be reviewed. In addition, the last section of the book will attempt to look at technologies and processes that reduce the generation of process-induced toxins (e.g., trans fats, acrylamide, D-amino acids) and will address consumer perceptions about current and emerging technologies available to tackle these processing and environmental issues.

Crop Production Technologies for Sustainable Use and Conservation

Crop Production Technologies for Sustainable Use and Conservation Book
Author : Munir Ozturk,Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Muhammad Ashraf,Muhammad Sajid Aqeel Ahmad
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-03-07
ISBN : 0429891733
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Crop Production Technologies for Sustainable Use and Conservation:Physiological and Molecular Advances presents an abundance of research on important and new production technologies for the successful sustainable production of major crops. The volume covers most of the major crops used the production of food, sugar, and commercial fiber. With the focus on sustainability and conservation issues in crop production, the chapters present molecular and physiological research and innovations for increasing yield, quality, and safety while also taking into considering increasing demand, diminishing water and land resources, and the agricultural consequences of climate change on crop production. The major crops discussed include wheat, mungbean, cotton, jute, sugarcane, eggplant, Solanum (such as potatoes and tomatoes), peppers, okra, fruits such as apples and pears, and more. The chapters report on new developments and research on production techniques related to various fertilizers, biosystematics and molecular biology of various crops, and building resistance to climatic change, including drought tolerance, salinity stresses, and more.

Sustainable Food Processing and Engineering Challenges

Sustainable Food Processing and Engineering Challenges Book
Author : Charis M. Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-03-01
ISBN : 012822715X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability is becoming a major item for the food industry around the world, as resources become more restricted and demand grows. Food processing ensures that the resources required producing raw food materials and ingredients for food manufacturing are used most efficiently. Responding to the goals of sustainability requires the maximum utilization of all raw materials produced and integration of activities throughout all the production-to-consumption stages. To maximize the conversion of raw materials into consumer products, food engineering and food processing challenges should be met. Sustainable Food Processing and Engineering Challenges covers the most trend topics and challenges of sustainable food processing and food engineering, giving emphasis in engineering packaging for a sustainable food chain, food processing technologies, Industry 4.0 applied to food, food digestion engineering, sustainable alternative food processing technologies, physico-chemical aspects of food, cold plasma technology, refrigeration climate control, non-thermal pasteurisation and sterilization, nanotechnology and alternative processes requiring less resources, sustainable innovation in food product design etc. Edited by a multiple team of experts, the book is aimed at food engineers who are seeking to improve efficiency of production systems and also researchers, specialists, chemical engineers and professionals working in food processing. Covers the most trend topics and challenges of sustainable food processing and food engineering Brings developments in methods to reduce the carbon footprint of the food system Explores emerging topics such as Industry 4.0 applied to food and Food digestion engineering

Development of Sustainable Production and Utilization of Major Food Resources in China

Development of Sustainable Production and Utilization of Major Food Resources in China Book
Author : Osamu Koyama
Publisher :
Release : 2005
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food policy, structural change in agriculture, and analysis of food supply and demand trends in selected regions; Development of a method to analyze agro-environmental changes inthe typical foodcrop production area using Geographic Informations Sysytem (GIS); Impact of new technologies on regional and farms economics; Evaluation of rice genetic resources, development of novel rice breeding materials and their effective utilization; Varietal resistance to whitebacked planthopper in chinese japnica rice; Evaluation and utilization of soybean genetic resources in northeast China and development of novel soybean breeding materials using new technology; Evaluation and development of methods for sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation; Development of technologies for food processing and distribution; Development of techniques for producing animal feed from corn plants and their by-products; Development of utilization technology of freshwater fisheries resources.

Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Sustainable Food and Agriculture Book
Author : Clayton Campanhola,Shivaji Pandey
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-11-30
ISBN : 0128121351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Food and Agriculture: An Integrated Approach is the first book to look at the imminent threats to sustainable food security through a cross-sectoral lens. As the world faces food supply challenges posed by the declining growth rate of agricultural productivity, accelerated deterioration of quantity and quality of natural resources that underpin agricultural production, climate change, and hunger, poverty and malnutrition, a multi-faced understanding is key to identifying practical solutions. This book gives stakeholders a common vision, concept and methods that are based on proven and widely agreed strategies for continuous improvement in sustainability at different scales. While information on policies and technologies that would enhance productivity and sustainability of individual agricultural sectors is available to some extent, literature is practically devoid of information and experiences for countries and communities considering a comprehensive approach (cross-sectoral policies, strategies and technologies) to SFA. This book is the first effort to fill this gap, providing information on proven options for enhancing productivity, profitability, equity and environmental sustainability of individual sectors and, in addition, how to identify opportunities and actions for exploiting cross-sectoral synergies. Provides proven options of integrated technologies and policies, helping new programs identify appropriate existing programs Presents mechanisms/tools for balancing trade-offs and proposes indicators to facilitate decision-making and progress measurement Positions a comprehensive and informed review of issues in one place for effective education, comparison and evaluation

Sustainable Meat Production and Processing

Sustainable Meat Production and Processing Book
Author : Charis M. Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-10-29
ISBN : 0128156880
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Meat Production and Processing presents current solutions to promote industrial sustainability and best practices in meat production, from postharvest to consumption. The book acts as a guide for meat and animal scientists, technologists, engineers, professionals and producers. The 12 most trending topics of sustainable meat processing and meat by-products management are included, as are advances in ingredient and processing systems for meat products, techno-functional ingredients for meat products, protein recovery from meat processing by-products, applications of blood proteins, artificial meat production, possible uses of processed slaughter co-products, and environmental considerations. Finally, the book covers the preferred technologies for sustainable meat production, natural antioxidants as additives in meat products, and facilitators and barriers for foods containing meat co-products. Analyzes the role of novel technologies for sustainable meat processing Covers how to maintain sustainability and achieve high levels of meat quality and safety Presents solutions to improve productivity and environmental sustainability Takes a proteomic approach to characterize the biochemistry of meat quality defects

Interdisciplinary and Sustainability Issues in Food and Agriculture Volume I

Interdisciplinary and Sustainability Issues in Food and Agriculture   Volume I Book
Author : Olaf Christen,Victor Squires,Rattan Lal and Rober J. Hudson
Publisher : EOLSS Publications
Release : 2010-05-24
ISBN : 184826335X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Interdisciplinary and Sustainability Issues in Food and Agriculture is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Interdisciplinary and Sustainability Issues in Food and Agriculture provides the essential aspects and discusses a number of issues of importance in the development of specific agriculture and food supply systems that are closely related to general developmental trends of humankind. In this context technology and economic development as well as socio-cultural developments affect productivity and a secure supply with food. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Sustainability of the Food System

Sustainability of the Food System Book
Author : Noelia Betoret,Ester Betoret
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-01-31
ISBN : 0128182946
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability of the Food System: Sovereignty, Waste, and Nutrients Bioavailability addresses the concept of global sustainability, focusing on three key areas of action within the food production system: food sovereignty, environmentally friendly food processes, and food technologies that increase the bioavailability of bioactive compounds. The book defines key concepts in the food production system and provides examples of specific and tailored actions that contribute to global sustainability. Sustainability of the Food System: Sovereignty, Waste, and Nutrients Bioavailability will serve as a welcomed resource for food scientists and technologists, agriculturists, agronomic engineers, food engineers, environmental technologists, nutritionists, and post-graduate students studying bioresource technology and sustainability. Addresses global sustainability as a three-dimensional concept Describes the use and recovery of crops with high content in bioactive compounds as a preliminary and necessary step to achieve food sovereignty Presents advances in the development of environmentally friendly food processes that reduce and revalue food waste and byproducts Considers the development of functional foods with innovative food technologies that increase the bioavailability of nutrients and bioactive compounds to achieve social and economic sustainability

Developing Sustainable Food Systems Policies and Securities

Developing Sustainable Food Systems  Policies  and Securities Book
Author : Obayelu, Abiodun Elijah,Obayelu, Oluwakemi Adeola
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2020-04-17
ISBN : 1799826015
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A food system is sustainable if it delivers food and nutrition security for all without compromising the economic, social, and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations. Sustainable food systems are vital in ensuring global health and ending malnutrition in all its forms. Assessing important dimensions of the food system such as nutrition, sustainable agriculture, food loss and waste can provide stakeholders with necessary information to evaluate the strength of their country’s food systems and determine where more support is needed. Developing Sustainable Food Systems, Policies, and Securities is a pivotal reference source that explores the nature, extent, and causes of nutrition problems across the world as well as the role that agricultural policy plays in these issues. The book supports the development of sustainable food systems, policy options, and securities by various countries in order to successfully maintain sustainable food production systems. Featuring research topics such as food security, carbon emissions, and nutrition, the book is ideally designed for economists, environmentalists, food producers, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students seeking coverage on agricultural and sustainability issues.

Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels Chemicals and Polymers

Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels  Chemicals  and Polymers Book
Author : Shang-Tian Yang,Hesham El-Ensashy,Nuttha Thongchul
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-05-24
ISBN : 1118641949
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For researchers already familiar with biomass conversion technologies and for professionals in other fields, such as agriculture, food, and chemical industries, here is a comprehensive review of the emerging biorefinery industry. The book's content has been conveniently organized according to technologies (biomass feedstock and pretreatment, hydrolytic enzymes in biorefinery, and biofuels), with each chapter highlighting an important biobased industrial product. For undergraduate and graduate students, the book is a thorough introduction to biorefinery technologies.

International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri Food Systems

International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri Food Systems Book
Author : P. G. Chengappa,Nareppa Nagaraj,Ramesh Kanwar
Publisher : I. K. International Pvt Ltd
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 818986629X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Of late, farming community in India has been facing new challenges of food and nutrition security, human health and structural adjustment to comply with WTO stipulations on the one hand and sustainable environment on the other. The overuse of fertilizers and chemicals, and depleting water resources are essentially threatening the sustainability of Indian agriculture. The slow growth of agriculture sector mainly due to stagnation in productivity growth is a grave concern for policy-makers and development planners. The key challenge to India's agriculture in the 21st century in the wake of open global economy lies in designing, developing and managing agricultural systems that enable farmers to be efficient, equitable and sustainable in the bio-physical and socio-cultural environments. This book has deliberated on the key issues of sustainable agriculture in the context of emerging technologies, policies and institutions by promoting efficiency, equity and better management of natural resources. In the process, thoughts and experience of world-class leaders in agricultural education, research, extension, policy, agri-business and development in addressing the challenges confronting farmers have been documented

Hurdle Technologies Combination Treatments for Food Stability Safety and Quality

Hurdle Technologies  Combination Treatments for Food Stability  Safety and Quality Book
Author : Lothar Leistner,Grahame W. Gould
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2002-08-31
ISBN : 9780306472633
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since centuries foods have been preserved by heating, chilling, drying, salting, conserving, acidification, oxygen-removal, fermenting, adding various preservatives, etc., and often these methods were applied in combinations. More recently the underlying principles of these traditional methods have been defined (i.e., F, t, aw, pH, Eh, competitive flora, various preservatives), and effective limits of these factors for microbial growth, survival, and death were established. Food preservation and also food quality depends in most cases on the empirical and now more often on the deliberate and intelligent application of combined preservative factors, i.e. on so-called hurdle technology. It also became obvious that futuristic food preservation methods (e.g., high hydrostatic pressure, high-intensity pulsed electric fields, high-intensity pulsed light, oscillating magnetic fields as well as food irradiation) are most effective in combination with additional hurdles. Thus, hurdle technology is also the key of food preservation in the future. Furthermore, basic aspects of hurdle technology (i.e., homeostasis, metabolic exhaustion, and stress reactions of microorganisms as well as the multitarget preservation of foods) have been recognized to be of fundamental importance and are increasingly studied in relation to hurdle technology. Different aspects of improvements of traditional foods and in the development of novel foods via hurdle technology have been covered recently in numerous articles and book chapters. However, Hurdle Technologies: Combination Treatments for Food Stability, Safety and Quality is the first work on hurdle technology in which all aspects, the possibilities and limitations of hurdle technology, are comprehensively outlined and evaluated. World-renowned on the subject, Leistner and Gould were instrumental in the development of the hurdle technology concept and in the last decades have obtained much practical experience in the application of this successful approach in the food industry worldwide.

Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 1

Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 1 Book
Author : Steven C. Ricke
Publisher : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Release : 2017-01-01
ISBN : 1786760649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To meet growing demand, the FAO has estimated that world poultry production needs to grow by 2-3% per year to 2030. Much of the increase in output already achieved has been as a result of improvements in commercial breeds combined with rearing in more intensive production systems. However, more intensive systems and complex supply chains have increased the risk of rapid transmission of animal diseases and zoonoses. Consumer expectations of sensory and nutritional quality have never been higher. At the same time consumers are more concerned about the environmental impact of poultry production as well as animal welfare. Drawing on an international range of expertise, this book reviews research on safety, quality and sustainability issues in poultry production. Part 1 discusses risks from pathogens, detection and safety management on farms and in slaughterhouse operations. Part 2 looks at ways of enhancing the flavour, colour, texture and nutritional quality of poultry meat. Finally, the book reviews the environmental impact of poultry production. Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 1: Safety, quality and sustainability will be a standard reference for poultry and food scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in poultry production. It is accompanied by two further volumes which review poultry breeding, nutrition, health and welfare.

Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainable Manufacturing  Book
Author : Simon Roberts
Publisher : Juta and Company Ltd
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780702172724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Intended for academics and students in the fields of economic development, sociology and economic geography both in South Africa and internationally. This work is also useful for the Development Studies, Development Economics, African Studies and Geography departments in universities in Europe and North America.

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability Book
Author : N.A
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

Energy Use in Global Food Production

Energy Use in Global Food Production Book
Author : Meera Verma
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-03-12
ISBN : 3319167812
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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​This Brief examines the sustainability of energy use in global food production and processing. The nexus between food, water, and energy are explored against a background of climate change. Current efforts to reduce the energy intensity of food and increase sustainability are explored. Food waste and its impact on energy is covered, including regional variations and nutrient recycling methods. Energy Use in Global Food Production uses case studies to illustrate how food production and processing is a significant contributor to anthropogenic climate change. Modern industrial agriculture uses fossil fuel to grow crops and produce fertilizers, pesticides and farm machinery. Additional energy is used to transport and process food at a primary and secondary level. With the median forecast for global population at more than 9 billion by 2030, a 30% increase over the current population, energy efficient food processing will be of increasing importance. This Brief provides an overview of current energy efficient food processing methods looks at the way forward as demands continue to increase.

Food Security Nutrition and Sustainability

Food Security  Nutrition and Sustainability Book
Author : Geoffrey Lawrence,Kristen Lyons,Tabatha Wallington
Publisher : Earthscan
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1849774498
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Publisher's description: As the threats of food insecurity loom ever larger, the world faces the sad irony of food shortages in the global South alongside a purported 'obesity epidemic' in the global North. The twin issues of food production and food access are of particular concern in the context of climate change, 'peak oil', biofuels, and land grabs by wealthy nations. Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability offers critical insights by international scholars, with chapters on global food security, supermarket power, new technologies, and sustainability. The book also assesses the contributions of diet and nutrition research in building socially just and environmentally sustainable food systems and provides policy recommendations to improve the health and environmental status of contemporary agri-food systems. The book features contributions from a range of social science perspectives, including sociology, anthropology, public health and geography, with case study material drawn from throughout the world.

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technology

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technology Book
Author : Joyce I. Boye
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-02-04
ISBN : 1118504984
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For several years, the food industry has been interested inidentifying components in foods which have health benefits to beused in the development of functional food and nutraceuticalproducts. Examples of these ingredients include fibre,phytosterols, peptides, proteins, isoflavones, saponins, phyticacid, probiotics, prebiotics and functional enzymes. Although muchprogress has been made in the identification, extraction andcharacterisation of these ingredients, there remains a need forready and near-market platform technologies for processing theseingredients into marketable value-added functional food andnutraceutical products. This book looks at how these ingredientscan be effectively incorporated into food systems for market, andprovides practical guidelines on how challenges in specific foodsectors (such as health claims and marketing) can be addressedduring processing. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technologyis a comprehensive overview of current and emerging trends in theformulation and manufacture of nutraceutical and functional foodproducts. It highlights the distinctions between foods falling intothe nutraceutical and functional food categories. Topics includesustainable and environmentally–friendly approaches to theproduction of health foods, guidelines and regulations, and methodsfor assessing safety and quality of nutraceutical and functionalfood products. Specific applications of nutraceuticals in emulsionand salad dressing food products, beverages and soft drinks, bakedgoods, cereals and extruded products, fermented food products arecovered, as are novel food proteins and peptides, and methods forencapsulated nutraceutical ingredients and packaging. The impact ofprocessing on the bioactivity of nutraceutical ingredients,allergen management and the processing of allergen-free foods,health claims and nutraceutical food product commercialization arealso discussed. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technologyis a comprehensive source of practical approaches that can be usedto innovate in the nutraceutical and health food sectors. Fullyup-to-date and relevant across various food sectors, the book willbenefit both academia and industry personnel working in the healthfood and food processing sectors.