Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Author: Rotimi E. Aluko
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461434807
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Functional food or medicinal food is any fresh or processed food claimed to have a health-promoting and/or disease-preventing property beyond the basic nutritional function of supplying nutrients, although there is no consensus on an exact definition of the term. This is an emerging field in food science, in which such foods are usually accompanied by health claims for marketing purposes, such as a company's ‘cereal is a significant source of fiber. Studies have shown that an increased amount of fiber in one's diet can decrease the risk of certain types of cancer in individuals.’ Functional foods are sometimes called nutraceuticals, a portmanteau of nutrition and pharmaceutical, and can include food that has been genetically modified. The general category includes processed food made from functional food ingredients, or fortified with health-promoting additives, like "vitamin-enriched" products, and also fresh foods (e.g., vegetables) that have specific claims attached. Fermented foods with live cultures are often also considered to be functional foods with probiotic benefits."

Biotechnology in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Author: Debasis Bagchi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420087126
Format: PDF, ePub
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Modern food biotechnology is now a billion-dollar industry, producing functional foods and nutraceuticals that offer a whole host of increased health benefits, including prevention against illness, and chronic and degenerative conditions. Written by a team of top-tier researchers and scientists from around the world, Biotechnology in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals brings you up to speed on the cutting-edge research advances taking place in the field. The book begins with an overview of recent advances in biotechnology and their contributions to food science. It then examines the impact of genetic modification on functional foods and explores various aspects of food manufacturing technology. This one-of-a-kind resource also gives insight into quality assurance and food safety and an assessment of where the field currently stands on legal, social, and regulatory aspects of food biotechnology. The book rounds out its solid coverage with a look at future directions in the applications of biotechnology to functional foods and nutraceuticals. Biotechnology in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals is the first book of its kind to position functional foods and nutraceuticals in the broader context of emerging technologies, making it a one-stop reference for food and nutrition scientists as well as researchers in the functional foods and nutraceuticals industries, nutritionists, dieticians, and supplement manufacturers.

Chinese Dates

Author: Dongheng Liu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138032107
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Chinese Dates: A Traditional Functional Food delivers unique information on Chinese dates (jujubes) as typical ethical foods and traditional health-promoting foods. It conveys a better understanding of Asian food cultures and provides historical information in regard to traditional functional foods and their dietary applications. It discusses the health-promoting benefits of a wide variety of jujube fruits and covers different jujube products, such as jujube fruit juice and cakes. It also looks into the many kinds of jujube fruit-based medicated diets, describes innovative new processing technologies and novel jujube products, and examines ethnomedicinal uses, pharmacological activity, and phytochemical constitutes of jujubes. The book’s four sections and nineteen chapters provide information on Chinese date’s origin, distribution, varieties, chemical composition, biochemical properties, traditional products and technology, innovative processing technology, food use, and health benefits. The first section explores the origin, distribution, germplasm, and growing conditions of Chinese dates. It also examines traditional jujube-based functional foods from a historical perspective. The second section looks into the chemical and biochemical properties of Chinese dates along with their health benefits. Topics within this section include a review of the current knowledge of fruit composition; chemical, biological, and antioxidant properties of jujubes from different geographical regions; and a mathematical analysis of the relationship between the composition and bioactivities of jujube fruit harvested at different stages of ripeness. This section also explores ethnomedicinal uses and pharmacological activity, phytochemical constituents and health benefits, and polysaccharide composition. Chinese date products and postharvest technology are covered in the third section, which includes a discussion of drying technology and postharvest treatments affecting storage quality. The fourth and final section deals with the Chinese date industry in various countries, including Australia, Turkey, Iran, and Romania.

Functional Ingredients from Algae for Foods and Nutraceuticals

Author: Herminia Dominguez
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857098683
Format: PDF
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Algae have a long history of use as foods and for the production of food ingredients. There is also increasing interest in their exploitation as sources of bioactive compounds for use in functional foods and nutraceuticals. Functional ingredients from algae for foods and nutraceuticals reviews key topics in these areas, encompassing both macroalgae (seaweeds) and microalgae. After a chapter introducing the concept of algae as a source of biologically active ingredients for the formulation of functional foods and nutraceuticals, part one explores the structure and occurrence of the major algal components. Chapters discuss the chemical structures of algal polysaccharides, algal lipids, fatty acids and sterols, algal proteins, phlorotannins, and pigments and minor compounds. Part two highlights biological properties of algae and algal components and includes chapters on the antioxidant properties of algal components, anticancer agents derived from marine algae, anti-obesity and anti-diabetic activities of algae, and algae and cardiovascular health. Chapters in part three focus on the extraction of compounds and fractions from algae and cover conventional and alternative technologies for the production of algal polysaccharides. Further chapters discuss enzymatic extraction, subcritical water extraction and supercritical CO2 extraction of bioactives from algae, and ultrasonic- and microwave-assisted extraction and modification of algal components. Finally, chapters in part four explore applications of algae and algal components in foods, functional foods and nutraceuticals including the design of healthier foods and beverages containing whole algae, prebiotic properties of algae and algae-supplemented products, algal hydrocolloids for the production and delivery of probiotic bacteria, and cosmeceuticals from algae. Functional ingredients from algae for foods and nutraceuticals is a comprehensive resource for chemists, chemical engineers and medical researchers with an interest in algae and those in the algaculture, food and nutraceutical industries interested in the commercialisation of products made from algae. Provides an overview of the major compounds in algae, considering both macroalgae (seaweeds) and microalgae Discusses methods for the extraction of bioactives from algae Describes the use of algae and products derived from them in the food and nutraceutical industries

Functional Foods Nutraceuticals and Natural Products

Author: Dhiraj A. Vattem
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 1605951013
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Bioactive ingredients in foods and their pharmacological and health effects. Functional foods and bioactives of microbial, plant and animal origin, including probiotics, herbs, spices, vegetables, specialty fruits, seafood and milk components. Impact on the microbiome, emerging metabolic pathways and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases.Techniques for functional food development and evaluation.Regulatory and safety considerations. This volume presents basic and advanced technical information on the sources, mechanisms and safety of food bioactives in the etiology and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases. In this context, it offers details useful not only for understanding but also improving the functionality of foods. It reviews advances in multiple phytochemicals and food ingredients known for positive effects on human physiology, including interactions with the human microbiome. Metabolomic and proteomic techniques are explored as ways of improving the understanding of mechanisms of action, and increasing the therapeutic effectiveness of selected food ingredients. Special attention is given to chemistry, molecular structure and pharmacological effects of bioactive ingredients. Bioactives from a wide range of foods are investigated, including pro- and prebiotics, fungi, yeasts, herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables, seafood and many more. The text provides systematic information needed to develop and validate commercial products incorporating functional ingredients.

Functional Food Carbohydrates

Author: Costas G. Biliaderis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420003518
Format: PDF, ePub
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Historically, most of the research into carbohydrates as functional ingredients focused on the improvement of appearance, taste, mouth-feel, and stability. The growing interest in functional foods, however, is demanding a critical look at the beneficial nonnutritive effects of carbohydrates on human health. Furthermore, there is a need to establish definitive relations among the structure, physical property, and physiological function of these bioactive compounds. As more of the benefit and functional versatility of carbohydrates is revealed, it is clear that any future research and recommendation must be based on a solid synthesis of multidisciplinary findings including epidemiological, metabolic, and clinical nutritional data. Through clinical and epidemiological studies, Functional Food Carbohydrates addresses the specific classes of carbohydrates that seem to exert health-enhancing effects. The text begins with in-depth treatments of the chemistry, physical properties, processing technology, safety and health benefits of a variety of carbohydrates including cereal beta-glucans, microbial polysaccharides, chitosan, arabinoxylans, resistant starch, and other polysaccharides of plant origin. The authors then discuss the physiological and metabolic effects that a variety of carbohydrates have on specific chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and various gastrointestinal disorders. The final chapters discuss the regulatory and technological aspects of using carbohydrates as functional foods. Specifically, the authors consider the safety and efficacy of pre-, pro-, and synbiotics, and the potential use of carbohydrates as delivery vehicles for other bioactive compounds. With contributions from experts specializing in food chemistry and technology, as well as human nutrition and physiology, this text illuminates the link between the behavior of carbohydrate compounds and their beneficial end-result on human health.

Essentials of Food Science

Author: Vickie A. Vaclavik
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146149138X
Format: PDF
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The fourth edition of this classic text continues to use a multidisciplinary approach to expose the non-major food science student to the physical and chemical composition of foods. Additionally, food preparation and processing, food safety, food chemistry, and food technology applications are discussed in this single source of information. The book begins with an Introduction to Food Components, Quality and Water. Next, it addresses Carbohydrates in Food, Starches, Pectins and Gums. Grains: Cereals, Flour, Rice and Pasta, and Vegetables and Fruits follow. Proteins in Food, Meat, Poultry, Fish, and Dry Beans; Eggs and Egg Products, Milk and Milk Products as well as Fats and Oil Products, Food Emulsions and Foams are covered. Next, Sugar, Sweeteners, and Confections and a chapter on Baked Products Batters and Dough is presented. A new section entitled Aspects of Food Processing covers information on Food Preservation, Food Additives, and Food Packaging. Food Safety and Government Regulation of the Food Supply and Labeling are also discussed in this text. As appropriate, each chapter discusses the nutritive value and safety issues of the highlighted commodity. The USDA My Plate is utilized throughout the chapters. A Conclusion, Glossary and further References as well as Bibliography are included in each chapter. Appendices at the end of the book include a variety of current topics such as Biotechnology, Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, Phytochemicals, Medical Foods, USDA Choosemyplate.gov, Food Label Health Claims, Research Chefs Association certification, Human Nutrigenomics and New Product Development.

Functional Foods

Author: Maria Saarela
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857092553
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The first edition of Functional foods: Concept to product quickly established itself as an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to the functional foods area. There has been a remarkable amount of research into health-promoting foods in recent years and the market for these types of products has also developed. Thoroughly revised and updated, this major new edition contains over ten additional chapters on significant topics including omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, consumers and health claims and functional foods for obesity prevention. Part one provides an overview of key general issues including definitions of functional foods and legislation in the EU, the US and Asia. Part two focuses on functional foods and health investigating conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity and infectious diseases as well as and the impact of functional foods on cognition and bone health. Part three looks at the development of functional food products. Topics covered include maximising the functional benefits of plant foods, dietary fibre, functional dairy and soy products, probiotics and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Functional foods: Concept to product is a valuable reference tool for health professionals and scientists in the functional foods industry and to students and researchers interested in functional foods. Provides an overview of key general issues including definitions of functional foods and legislation in the EU, the US and Asia Focuses on functional foods and health investigating conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity and infectious diseases Examines the development of functional food products featuring maximising the functional benefits of plant foods, dietary fibre, functional dairy and soy products

Functional Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals

Author: John Shi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482240653
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The second edition of a bestseller, Functional Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals: Processing Technologies covers new and innovative technologies for the processing of functional foods and nutraceuticals that show potential for academic use and broad industrial applications. The book includes a number of "green" separation and stabilization technologies that have also been developed to address consumers’ concerns on quality and safety issues. It also details the substantial technological advances made in nano-microencapsulation that protect the bioactivity and enhance the solubility and bioavailability, and the preservation of health-promoting bioactive components in functional food products. Containing nine entirely new chapters, the second edition has been enhanced with coverage of recent developments in the different areas of processing technologies. The incorporation of these new emerging technologies strengthens the second edition without compromising the contextual integrity of the original publication. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Theoretical approaches in mass transfer modeling, solubility properties, and simulation in extraction process Innovative nanotechnologies in packaging process and nano-microencapsulation process and technology to protect bioactivity and enhance solubility and bioavailability of health-promoting bioactive components "Green" separation technologies updated with more information in industrial applications Thousands of research papers have been published on the health benefits of bioactive components from natural resources; many books on functional foods are related to chemical properties or medical functions. With only a few books capturing the related processing technologies, the first edition became a valuable tool to help transform results from the lab into industrial applications. Filled with current and sound scientific knowledge of engineering techniques and information on the quality of functional foods, the second edition of this groundbreaking resource is poised to do the same.

Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging

Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128092998
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging aims to equip anyone studying geriatric nutrition or working with aging adults with the latest scientific reviews of critical topics. The major objective of this book is to review, in detail, the health problems of the aged and how normal food, lifestyle, or nutritional and dietary supplements can help treat them. Nutrient requirements for optimum health and function of aging physiological systems are often quite distinct from those required for young people. The special nutrition problems of the aged are intensively researched and tested, especially as the elderly become a larger percentage of the population. Many chronic diseases and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged, and it is also widely known that many elderly people use foods and nutrients well above the recommended daily allowance, which can be detrimental to optimal health. Explains the evidence supporting nutritional interventions relevant to age-related diseases Reviews the macro- and micro-nutrient requirements of aging adults and their variables Describes how alcohol, drugs, and caffeine can impact deficiencies, also exploring functional food and dietary supplements that can be used for prevention and treatment