Plant Extracts Applications in the Food Industry

Plant Extracts  Applications in the Food Industry
Author: Shabir Ahmad Mir,Annamalai Manickavasagan,Manzoor Ahmad Shah
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN 10: 0128224932
ISBN 13: 9780128224939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Extracts Applications in the Food Industry Book Review:

Plant Extracts in Food Applications is the first book of its kind focusing on the application of plant extracts in the food industry. Topics cover sources, extraction and encapsulation techniques, the chemistry and stability of plant extracts, antimicrobials, preservatives, nutrient enhancers, enzymes, flavoring and coloring agents, packaging aid, health benefits, opportunities and the challenges surrounding the use of plant extracts in food applications. Written by several experts in the field, this book is a valuable resource for students, scientists, and professionals in food science, food chemistry and nutrition. Concerns and potential risks regarding the use of synthetic chemicals have renewed the interests of consumers using natural and safe alternatives. Plant extracts represent an interesting ingredient, mainly due to their natural origin and phytochemical properties, allowing for obtaining active materials to extend shelf-life and add value to the product. Presents chapters that deal with different sources of plant extracts and their applications in the food industry Covers the various extraction procedures which are used for plant extracts Includes the health benefits and stability of plant extracts Provides the role of plant extracts for shelf life enhancement, packaging aid, and as flavoring and coloring agents

The Benefits of Plant Extracts for Human Health

The Benefits of Plant Extracts for Human Health
Author: Charalampos Proestos
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-01-13
ISBN 10: 3039438514
ISBN 13: 9783039438518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Benefits of Plant Extracts for Human Health Book Review:

Nature has always been, and still is, a source of food and ingredients that are beneficial to human health. Nowadays, plant extracts are increasingly becoming important additives in the food industry due to their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities that delay the development of off-flavors and improve the shelf life and color stability of food products. Due to their natural origin, they are excellent candidates to replace synthetic compounds, which are generally considered to have toxicological and carcinogenic effects. The efficient extraction of these compounds from their natural sources and the determination of their activity in commercialized products have been great challenges for researchers and food chain contributors to develop products with positive effects on human health. The objective of this Special Issue is to highlight the existing evidence regarding the various potential benefits of the consumption of plant extracts and plant-extract-based products, with emphasis on in vivo works and epidemiological studies, the application of plant extracts to improving shelf life, the nutritional and health-related properties of foods, and the extraction techniques that can be used to obtain bioactive compounds from plant extracts.

Water Extraction of Bioactive Compounds

Water Extraction of Bioactive Compounds
Author: Herminia Dominguez,Maria Jesus Gonzalez Munoz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2017-09-20
ISBN 10: 0128096152
ISBN 13: 9780128096154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Extraction of Bioactive Compounds Book Review:

Water Extraction of Bioactive Compounds: From Plants to Drug Development draws together the expert knowledge of researchers from around the world to outline the essential knowledge and techniques required to successfully extract bioactive compounds for further study. The book is a practical tool for medicinal chemists, biochemists, pharmaceutical scientists and academics working in the discovery and development of drugs from natural sources. The discovery and extraction of bioactive plant compounds from natural sources is of growing interest to drug developers, adding greater fuel to a simultaneous search for efficient, green technologies to support this. Particularly promising are aqueous based methods, as water is a cheap, safe and abundant solvent. The book is a detailed guide to the fundamental concepts and necessary equipment needed to successfully undertake such processes, supported by application examples and highlighting the most influential variables. Part 1 begins with a thorough introduction to plants as sources of drugs, highlighting strategies for the discovery of novel bioactive constituents of botanicals, the need for standardization and a move toward more rational and greener techniques in the field, the development of plant-based extraction processes and pretreatments for the efficient extraction. Part 2 then reviews a broad range of available techniques, including sections on conventional hot water extraction and pressurized hot water extraction in a range of settings. Intensified processes are then discussed in detail, including sections on microwave-assisted processes, ultrasound-assisted processes and enzyme assisted extraction. Covers the theoretical background and range of techniques available to researchers, helping them to select the most appropriate extraction method for their needs Presents up-to-date and cutting edge applications by international experts Highlights current use and future potential for industrial scale applications Offers a thorough introduction to plants as sources of drugs, highlighting strategies for the discovery of novel bioactive constituents of botanicals

Handbook on Spray Drying Applications for Food Industries

Handbook on Spray Drying Applications for Food Industries
Author: M. Selvamuthukumaran
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2019-07-12
ISBN 10: 0429621787
ISBN 13: 9780429621789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Spray Drying Applications for Food Industries Book Review:

Spray drying is a mechanical process by which materials in liquid form can be converted into solid form such as powders. It is a rapid, continuous, cost-effective, reproducible and scalable process for producing dry powders from a fluid material by atomization through an atomizer into a hot drying gas medium, usually air. The Handbook on Spray Drying Applications for Food Industries deals with recent techniques adopted in spray drying systems for drying a vast array of food products, novel and emerging tools used for spray drying of antioxidant rich products, optimized conditions used for extraction and production of herbal powders by using spray drying techniques, and problems encountered during spray drying of acid and sugar rich foods and also various herbal powders. The book discusses the encapsulation of flavors by using the spray drying process providing a comparison with other encapsulation techniques. It reviews the retention of bioactive compounds and the effect of different parameters on bioactive compounds during spray drying of juice. Moreover, the book explains the effect of novel approaches of spray drying on nutrients. The book addresses strategies adopted for retention of nutrients and survival of probiotic bacteria during spray drying processing. It also identifies packaging material needed for enhanced product stability. The safety and quality aspects of manufacturing spray dried food products are discussed. Key Features: Describes the design of high performance spray drying systems Highlights the strategy adopted for maximizing the yield potential of various spray dried food products Discusses strategies adopted for retention of nutrients and survival of probiotic bacteria during spray drying process Contains charts, procedure flow sheets, tables, figures, photos, and a list of spray drying equipment suppliers This book will benefit entrepreneurs, food scientists, academicians and students by providing in-depth knowledge about spray drying of foods for quality retention and also for efficient consumer acceptability of finished products.

Aromatic Herbs in Food

Aromatic Herbs in Food
Author: Charis Michel Galanakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 0128227176
ISBN 13: 9780128227176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aromatic Herbs in Food Book Review:

Aromatic Herbs in Food: Bioactive Compounds, Processing, and Applications thoroughly explores three critical dimensions: properties of bioactive compounds, recovery and applications. The book covers the most trending topics in herbs’ applications, putting emphasis on the health components of spices and herbs, their culinary use, their application for the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders, quality and safety requirements for usage in foods, processing, extraction technologies, green extraction technologies, encapsulation of recovered bioactives, applications and interactions with food components, applications as food supplements for weight loss, usage in active food packaging, the applications of rosemary and sage extracts, and much more. This book is ideal for food scientists, technologists, engineers and chemists working in the whole food science field. In addition, nutrition researchers working on food applications and food processing will find the content very valuable. Covers all the important aspects of herbs, such as properties, processing, recovery issues and their applications Brings the health components of spices and herbs, their culinary use and applications for the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders Explores herbs’ processing, extraction technologies, green extraction technologies, encapsulation of recovered bioactives, applications, and interactions with food components

Ingredients Extraction by Physico Chemical Methods in Food

Ingredients Extraction by Physico Chemical Methods in Food
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu,Alina Maria Holban
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 9780128115213
ISBN 13: 0128115211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ingredients Extraction by Physico Chemical Methods in Food Book Review:

Ingredients Extraction by Physico-chemical Methods, Volume Four, the latest release in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, reveals the most investigated extraction methods of ingredients and their impact on the food industry. This resource describes types of ingredients that may be extracted through physico-chemical methods (i.e. specific plants, fruits, spices, etc.), along with their particularities to help readers understand their biological effect and solve research problems. The extraction methods of bioactive compounds and functional ingredients are discussed, along with information on green ingredient extraction strategies to help reduce harmful environmental and health effects. Extraction methods in this book can be applied for multiple purposes within the food industry, such as ingredients separation for food development, the purification and separation of toxic compounds from a food mixture, and the recovery of natural bioactive compounds. Offers advanced knowledge and skills of physiochemical analysis for ingredient extraction Presents various methods for food component analysis to evaluate structure function relations in changing environments Discusses the importance of enzymes during processing and storage of foods Includes methods to evaluate and enhance extraction, such as ultrasound, to produce novel foods more efficiently

Plant Extracts

Plant Extracts
Author: Raffaele Capasso,Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN 10: 3039439871
ISBN 13: 9783039439874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Extracts Book Review:

Plant extracts are widely used for therapeutic purposes. The vegetal origin of these products satisfies people’s desire to cure themselves with natural drugs; this aspect, together with effectiveness and regulatory opportunities, is the base of the broad modern use of medicinal plants. Traditional uses and novel biological effects allow the availability of an extraordinarily high number of different compounds with formidable therapeutic potential. Nevertheless, pitfalls are hidden behind poor pharmacological and toxicological knowledge of plant extracts, nonstandardized methods of extraction, and undefined and nonrepeatable qualitative and quantitative composition. In this context, novel experimental studies on plant products and appreciated and are necessary to reinforce the scientific soundness of phytotherapy. This book aims to respond to this medical need comprehensively highlighting the newest discoveries in vegetal resources with an emphasis on pharmacological activity.

Food Applications of Nanotechnology

Food Applications of Nanotechnology
Author: Gustavo Molina,Inamuddin,Franciele Maria Pelissari,Abdullah Mohamed Asiri
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2019-08-29
ISBN 10: 1000022978
ISBN 13: 9781000022971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Applications of Nanotechnology Book Review:

Nanotechnology has developed remarkably in recent years and, applied in the food industry, has allowed new industrial advances, the improvement of conventional technologies, and the commercialization of products with new features and functionalities. This progress offers the potential to increase productivity for producers, food security for consumers and economic growth for industries. Food Applications of Nanotechnology presents the main advances of nanotechnology for food industry development. The fundamental concepts of the technique are presented, followed by examples of application in several sectors, such as the enhancement of flavor, color and sensory characteristics; the description of the general concepts of nano-supplements, antimicrobial nanoparticles and other active compounds into food; and developments in the field of packaging, among others. In addition, this work updates readers on the industrial development and the main regulatory aspects for the safety and commercialization of nanofoods. Features: Provides a general overview of nanotechnology in the food industry Discusses the current status of the production and use of nanomaterials as food additives Covers the technological developments in the areas of flavor, color and sensory characteristics of food and food additives Reviews nanosupplements and how they provide improvements in nutritional functionality Explains the antibacterial properties of nanoparticles for food applications This book will serve food scientists and technologists, food engineers, chemists and innovators working in food or ingredient research and new product development. Gustavo Molina is associate professor at the UFVJM (Diamantina—Brazil) in Food Engineering and head of the Laboratory of Food Biotechnology and conducts scientific and technical research. His research interests are focused on industrial biotechnology. Dr. Inamuddin is currently working as assistant professor in the chemistry department of Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is also a permanent faculty member (assistant professor) at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, and electrochemistry and, more specifically, renewable energy and environment. Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is professor of organic photochemistry and has been the head of the chemistry department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009, as well as the director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010. His research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers, and plastics. Franciele Maria Pelissari graduated in Food Engineering; earned her master’s degree (2009) at the University of Londrina (UEL), Londrina, Brazil; and her PhD (2013) at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, Brazil. Since 2013, she has been associate professor at the Institute of Science and Technology program at the Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri (UFVJM), Diamantina, Brazil, in Food Engineering, and also full professor in the graduate program in Food Science and Technology.

Antioxidants in Foods and Its Applications

Antioxidants in Foods and Its Applications
Author: Emad Shalaby,Ghada Mostafa Azzam
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 178923378X
ISBN 13: 9781789233780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antioxidants in Foods and Its Applications Book Review:

Free radicals are atoms or molecules containing unpaired electrons. Damage occurs when the free radical encounters another molecule and seeks to find another electron to pair its unpaired electron. Free radicals can cause mutation in different biological compounds such as protein, nucleic acids, and lipids, and the damage caused by the free radicals lead to various diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease, aging, etc.). Antioxidants are helpful in reducing and preventing damage from free radical reactions because of their ability to donate electrons, which neutralize the radical without forming another. Ascorbic acid, for example, can lose an electron to a free radical and remain stable itself by passing its unstable electron around the antioxidant molecule. Unfortunately, new data indicate that the synthetic antioxidants used in the industry could have carcinogenic effects on human cells, thus fueling an intense search for new, natural, and efficient antioxidants. Therefore, the current book discusses the role and source of antioxidant compounds in nutrition and diets. Also, the current book includes nine chapters contributed by experts around the world, and the chapters are categorized into two sections: "Antioxidant Compounds and Biological Activities" and "Natural Antioxidants and Applications."

Feed Additives

Feed Additives
Author: Panagiota Florou-Paneri,Efterpi Christaki,Ilias Giannenas
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN 10: 0128147016
ISBN 13: 9780128147016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feed Additives Book Review:

Feed Additives: Aromatic Plants and Herbs in Animal Nutrition and Health explores the use of aromatic plants and their extracts, including essential oils in animal nutrition. It provides details about the development of bacteria resistance to antibiotics. All chapters provide a holistic approach on how aromatic plants can provide an efficient solution to animal health, also covering the main categories of animals, including poultry, pigs, ruminants and aquaculture. This book represents an up-to-date review of the existing knowledge on aromatic plants, both in vitro and in vivo and the basis for future research. Covers different categories of animals and novel feed trends with functional properties Examines a variety of natural sources based on plant functional substances to promote antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory properties and digestive stimulations Explores the chemistry and mechanism of action of plant extracts in animal nutrition Includes sustainable solutions for the use of natural additives as growth promoters

Polyphenols in Plants

Polyphenols in Plants
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-01-17
ISBN 10: 0123984912
ISBN 13: 9780123984913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polyphenols in Plants Book Review:

Polyphenols in Plants assists plant scientists and dietary supplement producers in assessing polyphenol content and factors affecting their composition. It also aids in selecting sources and regulating environmental conditions affecting yield for more consistent and function dietary supplements. Polyphenols play key roles in the growth, regulation and structure of plants and vary widely within different plants. Stress, growth conditions and plant species modify polyphenol structure and content. This book describes techniques to identify, isolate and characterize polyphenols, taking mammalian toxicology into account as well. Defines conditions of growth affecting the polyphenol levels Describes assay and instrumentation techniques critical to identifying and defining polyphenols, critical to researchers and business development Documents how some polyphenols are dangerous to consume, important to dietary supplement industry, government regulators and lay public users

Novel Enzyme Technology for Food Applications

Novel Enzyme Technology for Food Applications
Author: R Rastall
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-09-21
ISBN 10: 184569371X
ISBN 13: 9781845693718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Enzyme Technology for Food Applications Book Review:

The food industry is constantly seeking advanced technologies to meet consumer demand for nutritionally balanced food products. Enzymes are a useful biotechnological processing tool whose action can be controlled in the food matrix to produce higher quality products. Written by an international team of contributors, Novel enzyme technology for food applications reviews the latest advanced methods to develop specific enzymes and their applications. Part one discusses fundamental aspects of industrial enzyme technology. Chapters cover the discovery, improvement and production of enzymes as well as consumer attitudes towards the technology. Chapters in Part two discuss enzyme technology for specific food applications such as textural improvement, protein-based fat replacers, flavour enhancers, and health-functional carbohydrates. Novel enzyme technology for food applications is a standard reference for all those in industry and academia concerned with improving food products with this advanced technology. Reviews the latest advanced methods to develop specific enzymes Discusses ways of producing higher quality food products Explores the improvement and production of enzymes

Handbook of Plant Food Phytochemicals

Handbook of Plant Food Phytochemicals
Author: Brijesh K. Tiwari,Nigel P. Brunton,Charles Brennan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-01-02
ISBN 10: 1118464680
ISBN 13: 9781118464687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Plant Food Phytochemicals Book Review:

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.

Plant Phenolics in Sustainable Agriculture

Plant Phenolics in Sustainable Agriculture
Author: Rafiq Lone,Razia Shuab,Azra N. Kamili
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2020-08-28
ISBN 10: 9811548900
ISBN 13: 9789811548901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Phenolics in Sustainable Agriculture Book Review:

This book presents the latest research on plant phenolics, offering readers a detailed, yet comprehensive account of their role in sustainable agriculture. It covers a diverse range of topics, including extraction processes; the role of plant phenolics in growth and development; plant physiology; post-harvesting technologies; food preservation; environmental, biotic and abiotic stress; as well as nutrition and health. Further the book provides readers with an up-to-date review of this dynamic field and sets the direction for future research. Based on the authors’ extensive experience and written in an engaging style, this highly readable book will appeal to scholars from various disciplines. Bringing together work from leading international researchers, it is also a valuable reference resource for academics, researchers, students and teachers wanting to gain insights into the role of plant phenolics in sustainable agriculture.

Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality

Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality
Author: M Taylor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 1782420428
ISBN 13: 9781782420422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality Book Review:

Natural additives are increasingly favoured over synthetic ones as methods of ensuring food safety and long shelf-life. The antimicrobial properties of both plant-based antimicrobials such as essential oils and proteins such as bacteriocins are used in, for example, edible preservative films, in food packaging and in combination with synthetic preservatives for maximum efficacy. New developments in delivery technology such as nanoencapsulation also increase the potential of natural antimicrobials for widespread use in industry. Part one introduces the different types of natural antimicrobials for food applications. Part two covers methods of application, and part three looks at determining the effectiveness of natural antimicrobials in food. Part four focuses on enhancing quality and safety, and includes chapters on specific food products. Reviews different types of antimicrobials used in food safety and quality Covers how antimicrobials are created to be used in different foods Examines how the antimicrobials are used in foods to enhance the safety and quality

Functional Foods and Biotechnology

Functional Foods and Biotechnology
Author: Kalidas Shetty,Dipayan Sarkar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2020-04-13
ISBN 10: 1000760642
ISBN 13: 9781000760644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Foods and Biotechnology Book Review:

The second book of the Food Biotechnology series, Functional Foods and Biotechnology: Biotransformation and Analysis of Functional Foods and Ingredients highlights two important and interrelated themes: biotransformation innovations and novel bio-based analytical tools for understanding and advancing functional foods and food ingredients for health-focused food and nutritional security solutions. The first section of this book provides novel examples of innovative biotransformation strategies based on ecological, biochemical, and metabolic rationale to target the improvement of human health relevant benefits of functional foods and food ingredients. The second section of the book focuses on novel host response based analytical tools and screening strategies to investigate and validate the human health and food safety relevant benefits of functional foods and food ingredients. Food biotechnology experts from around the world have contributed to this book to advance knowledge on bio-based innovations to improve wider health-focused applications of functional food and food ingredients, especially targeting non-communicable chronic disease (NCD) and food safety relevant solution strategies. Key Features: Provides system science-based food biotechnology innovations to design and advance functional foods and food ingredients for solutions to emerging global food and nutritional insecurity coupled public health challenges. Discusses biotransformation innovations to improve human health relevant nutritional qualities of functional foods and food ingredients. Includes novel host response-based food analytical models to optimize and improve wider health-focused application of functional foods and food ingredients. The overarching theme of this second book is to advance the knowledge on metabolically-driven food system innovations that can be targeted to enhance human health and food safety relevant nutritional qualities and antimicrobial properties of functional food and food ingredients. The examples of biotransformation innovations and food analytical models provide critical insights on current advances in food biotechnology to target, design and improve functional food and food ingredients with specific human health benefits. Such improved understanding will help to design more ecologically and metabolically relevant functional food and food ingredients across diverse global communities. The thematic structure of this second book is built from the related initial book, which is also available in the Food Biotechnology Series Functional Foods and Biotechnology: Sources of Functional Food and Ingredients, edited by Kalidas Shetty and Dipayan Sarkar (ISBN: 9780367435226) For a complete list of books in this series, please visit our website at: https://www.crcpress.com/Food-Biotechnology-Series/book-series/CRCFOOBIOTECH

Food Microbiology

Food Microbiology
Author: Michael P. Doyle,Francisco Diez-Gonzalez,Colin Hill
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1100
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN 10: 1555819974
ISBN 13: 9781555819972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Microbiology Book Review:

Since its introduction in 1997, the purpose of Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers has been to serve as an advanced reference that explores the breadth and depth of food microbiology. Thoroughly updated, the new Fifth Edition adds coverage of the ever-expanding tool chest of new and extraordinary molecular methods to address many of the roles that microorganisms play in the production, preservation, and safety of foods. Sections in this valuable reference cover material of special significance to food microbiology such as: stress response mechanisms, spores, and the use of microbiological criteria and indicator organisms commodity-oriented discussion of types of microbial food spoilage and approaches for their control the major foodborne pathogens, including diseases, virulence mechanisms, control measures, and up-to-date details on molecular biology techniques state-of-the-science information on food preservation approaches, including natural antimicrobials and the use of bacteriophages in controlling foodborne pathogens beneficial microbes used in food fermentations and to promote human and animal health updated chapters on current topics such as antimicrobial resistance, predictive microbiology, and risk assessment This respected reference provides up-to-the-minute scientific and technical insights into food production and safety, readily available in one convenient source.

Functional and Medicinal Beverages

Functional and Medicinal Beverages
Author: Alexandru Grumezescu,Alina-Maria Holban
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 0128172630
ISBN 13: 9780128172636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional and Medicinal Beverages Book Review:

Functional and Medicinal Beverages, Volume Eleven, in the Science of Beverages series, discusses one of the fastest growing sectors in the food industry. As the need for research and development increases based on consumer demand, the information in this volume is essential. This reference includes the latest research trends, nutritive and medicinal ingredients, and analytical techniques to identify health beneficial elements. The contents of the book will bring readers up-to-date on the field, thus making it useful for researchers and graduate students in various fields across the food sciences and technology. Highlights new concepts, innovative technologies and current concerns in the functional beverages field Covers detailed information on the engineering and processing of novel ingredients for health benefits Includes common and alternative ingredients for juices, vegetable blends, milk-based drinks, and probiotic and prebiotic based alternative beverages

Microbes in the Spotlight

Microbes in the Spotlight
Author: A. Méndez-Vilas
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 1627346120
ISBN 13: 9781627346122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbes in the Spotlight Book Review:

Microbes in the Spotlight: Recent Progress in the Understanding of Beneficial and Harmful Microorganisms contains a selection of papers presented at the VI International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology - BioMicroWorld2015 (Barcelona, Spain). This book offers the outcomes of completed and outgoing research works and experiences of several microbiology research groups across the world. The volume is divided into the following sections: --Agricultural and environmental microbiology. Biodeterioration, biodegratation, bioremediation --Food microbiology --Medical microbiology. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. Antimicrobial resistance --Industrial microbiology. Microbial production of high-value products --Biotechnologically relevant enzymes and proteins --Methods and technology development --Microbial physiology Readers will find this book a useful opportunity to keep up with the latest research results, insights and advances in the microbiology field.

Green Food Processing Techniques

Green Food Processing Techniques
Author: Farid Chemat,Eugene Vorobiev
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN 10: 0128154438
ISBN 13: 9780128154434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Food Processing Techniques Book Review:

Green Food Processing Techniques: Preservation, Transformation and Extraction advances the ethics and practical objectives of "Green Food Processing" by offering a critical mass of research on a series of methodological and technological tools in innovative food processing techniques, along with their role in promoting the sustainable food industry. These techniques (such as microwave, ultrasound, pulse electric field, instant controlled pressure drop, supercritical fluid processing, extrusion...) lie on the frontier of food processing, food chemistry, and food microbiology, and are thus presented with tools to make preservation, transformation and extraction greener. The Food Industry constantly needs to reshape and innovate itself in order to achieve the social, financial and environmental demands of the 21st century. Green Food Processing can respond to these challenges by enhancing shelf life and the nutritional quality of food products, while at the same time reducing energy use and unit operations for processing, eliminating wastes and byproducts, reducing water use in harvesting, washing and processing, and using naturally derived ingredients. Introduces the strategic concept of Green Food Processing to meet the challenges of the future of the food industry Presents innovative techniques for green food processing that can be used in academia, and in industry in R&D and processing Brings a multidisciplinary approach, with significant contributions from eminent scientists who are actively working on Green Food Processing techniques