Opuntia spp   Chemistry  Bioactivity and Industrial Applications Book

Opuntia spp Chemistry Bioactivity and Industrial Applications

  • Author : Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1059
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030784447

Opuntia spp Chemistry Bioactivity and Industrial Applications Excerpt :

The Opuntia fruits, commonly known as cactus pears or prickly pears, have been suggested by the Food and Agriculture Organization to be a promising and strategic crop in regions suffering from lack of water. In Mexico, India, South Africa, and the Mediterranean, the Opuntia fruits have become popular due to their nutritive value and health-promoting benefits, including antioxidant, antiulcerogenic and antiatherogenic traits and protective effects against LDL oxidation. Additionally, readily absorbable sugars, high vitamin C and mineral content, and a pleasant flavour make Opuntia tailor-made for novel foods. Due to their ecological advantages, high functional value, and health-related traits, Opuntia fruits can be highly exploited in different food processing applications. For instance, Opuntia cactus fruits are used for the preparation of juices and marmalades; Opuntia cactus plants are used to feed animals in African and Latin American countries; Peruvian farmers cultivate Opuntia cactus for growing the cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) insect and producing the natural dye carmine; and the commercial production of food and non-food products from Opuntia has been established in Mexico, USA and several Mediterranean countries. Opuntia spp.: Chemistry, Bioactivity and Industrial Applications creates a multidisciplinary forum of discussion on Opuntia cactus with special emphasis on its horticulture, post-harvest, marketability, chemistry, functionality, health-promoting properties, technology and processing. The text includes detailed discussion of the impact of traditional and innovative processing on the recovery of high-added value compounds from Opuntia spp. by-products. Later chapters explore the potential applications of Opuntia spp. in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.

Cold Pressed Oils Book
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Cold Pressed Oils

  • Author : Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 774
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128181898

Cold Pressed Oils Excerpt :

Cold Pressed Oils: Green Technology, Bioactive Compounds, Functionality, and Applications creates a multidisciplinary forum of discussion on recent advances in chemistry and the functionality of bioactive phytochemicals in lipids found in cold pressed oils. Chapters explore different cold pressed oil, focusing on cold press extraction and processing, composition, physicochemical characteristics, organoleptic attributes, nutritional quality, oxidative stability, food applications, and functional and health-promoting traits. Edited by a team of experts, the book brings a diversity of developments in food science to scientists, chemists, nutritionists, and students in nutrition, lipids chemistry and technology, agricultural science, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutraceuticals and many other fields. Thoroughly explores novel and functional applications of cold pressed oils Shows the difference between bioactive compounds in cold pressed oils and oils extracted with other traditional methods Elucidates the stability of cold pressed oils in comparison with oils extracted using other traditional methods

Utilisation of Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural and Food Production Waste Book

Utilisation of Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural and Food Production Waste

  • Author : Quan V. Vuong
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351647595

Utilisation of Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural and Food Production Waste Excerpt :

The large quantity of waste generated from agricultural and food production remains a great challenge and an opportunity for the food industry. As there are numerous risks associated with waste for humans, animals and the environment, billions of dollars are spent on the treatment of agricultural and food waste. Therefore, the utilisation of bioactive compounds isolated from waste not only could reduce the risks and the costs for treatment of waste, but also could potentially add more value for agricultural and food production. This book provides comprehensive information related to extraction and isolation of bioactive compounds from agricultural and food production waste for utilisation in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The topics range from an overview on challenges and opportunities related to agricultural and food waste, the bioactive compounds in the waste, the techniques used to analyse, extract and isolate these compounds to several specific examples for potential utilisation of waste from agricultural and food industry. This book also further discusses the potential of bioactives isolated from agricultural and food waste being re-utilised in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. It is intended for students, academics, researchers and professionals who are interested in or associated with agricultural and food waste.

Application of Analytical Chemistry to Foods and Food Technology Book

Application of Analytical Chemistry to Foods and Food Technology

  • Author : Daniele Naviglio
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2021-02-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039434602

Application of Analytical Chemistry to Foods and Food Technology Excerpt :

The application of analytical chemistry to the food sector allows the determination of the chemical composition of foods and the properties of their constituents, contributing to the definition of their nutritional and commodity value. Furthermore, it is possible to study the chemical modifications that food constituents undergo as a result of the treatments they undergo (food technology). Food analysis, therefore, allows us not only to determine the quality of a product or its nutritional value, but also to reveal adulterations and identify the presence of xenobiotic substances potentially harmful to human health. Furthermore, some foods, especially those of plant origin, contain numerous substances with beneficial effects on health. While these functional compounds can be obtained from a correct diet, they can also be extracted from food matrices for the formulation of nutraceutical products or added to foods by technological or biotechnological means for the production of functional foods. On the other hand, the enormous growth of the food industry over the last 50 years has broadened the field of application of analytical chemistry to encompass not only food but also food technology, which is fundamental for increasing the production of all types of food.

The Health Benefits of Foods Book

The Health Benefits of Foods

  • Author : Liana Claudia Salanta
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-04-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789859331

The Health Benefits of Foods Excerpt :

The global market of foods with health claims remains highly dynamic and is predicted to expand even further. Consumers have become increasingly aware of the importance of consuming healthy foods in order to have a well-balanced diet and this has increased the demand for foods with health benefits. On the other hand, the food sector companies are trying to meet the new consumers' expectations while designing a variety of novel, enhanced products. Thus, understanding the potential uses of bioactive compounds in food products, the wide range of therapeutic effects, and the possible mechanisms of action is essential for developing healthier products. Covering important aspects of valuable food molecules, this book revises the current knowledge, providing scientifically demonstrated information about the benefits and uses of functional food components, their applications, and the future challenges in nutrition and diet.

Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis Book

Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis

  • Author : Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-03-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 878
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128175194

Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis Excerpt :

Recent Advances in Natural Products Analysis is a thorough guide to the latest analytical methods used for identifying and studying bioactive phytochemicals and other natural products. Chemical compounds, such as flavonoids, alkaloids, carotenoids and saponins are examined, highlighting the many techniques for studying their properties. Each chapter is devoted to a compound category, beginning with the underlying chemical properties of the main components followed by techniques of extraction, purification and fractionation, and then techniques of identification and quantification. Biological activities, possible interactions, levels found in plants, the effects of processing, and current and potential industrial applications are also included. Focuses on the latest analytical techniques used for studying phytochemical and other biological compounds Authored and edited by the top worldwide experts in their field Discusses the current and potential applications and predicts future trends of each compound group

Progress in Food Preservation Book

Progress in Food Preservation

  • Author : Rajeev Bhat
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-03-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 630
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470655856

Progress in Food Preservation Excerpt :

This volume presents a wide range of new approaches aimed at improving the safety and quality of food products and agricultural commodities. Each chapter provides in-depth information on new and emerging food preservation techniques including those relating to decontamination, drying and dehydration, packaging innovations and the use of botanicals as natural preservatives for fresh animal and plant products. The 28 chapters, contributed by an international team of experienced researchers, are presented in five sections, covering: Novel decontamination techniques Novel preservation techniques Active and atmospheric packaging Food packaging Mathematical modelling of food preservation processes Natural preservatives This title will be of great interest to food scientists and engineers based in food manufacturing and in research establishments. It will also be useful to advanced students of food science and technology.

Handbook on Spray Drying Applications for Food Industries Book

Handbook on Spray Drying Applications for Food Industries

  • Author : M. Selvamuthukumaran
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-12
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429619632

Handbook on Spray Drying Applications for Food Industries Excerpt :

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 food

Fermentation Processes  Emerging and Conventional Technologies Book

Fermentation Processes Emerging and Conventional Technologies

  • Author : Mohamed Koubaa
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-02-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119505846

Fermentation Processes Emerging and Conventional Technologies Excerpt :

Explores the use of conventional and novel technologies to enhance fermentation processes Fermentation Processes reviews the application of both conventional and emerging technologies for enhancing fermentation conditions, examining the principles and mechanisms of fermentation processes, the microorganisms used in bioprocesses, their implementation in industrial fermentation, and more. Designed for scientists and industry professionals alike, this authoritative and up-to-date volume describes how non-conventional technologies can be used to increase accessibly and bioavailability of substrates by microorganisms during fermentation, which in turn promotes microbial growth and can improve processes and productivity across the agri-food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and beverage industries. The text begins by covering the conventional fermentation process, discussing cell division and growth kinetics, current technologies and developments in industrial fermentation processes, the parameters and modes of fermentation, various culture media, and the impact of culture conditions on fermentation processes. Subsequent chapters provide in-depth examination of the use of emerging technologies—such as pulsed electric fields, ultrasound, high-hydrostatic pressure, and microwave irradiation—for biomass fractionation and microbial stimulation. This authoritative resource: Explores emerging technologies that shorten fermentation time, accelerate substrate consumption, and increase microbial biomass Describes enhancing fermentation at conventional conditions by changing oxygenation, agitation, temperature, and other medium conditions Highlights the advantages of new technologies, such as reduced energy consumption and increased efficiency Discusses the integration and implementation of conventional and emerging technologies to meet consumer and industry demand Offers perspectives on the future direction of fermentation technologies and applications Fermentation Processes: Em

Therapeutic and Nutritional Uses of Algae Book

Therapeutic and Nutritional Uses of Algae

  • Author : Leonel Pereira
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-29
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351648882

Therapeutic and Nutritional Uses of Algae Excerpt :

Algae have been used since ancient times as food, fodder, fertilizer and as source of medicine. Nowadays seaweeds represent an unlimited source of the raw materials used in pharmaceutical, food industries, medicine and cosmetics. They are nutritionally valuable as fresh or dried vegetables, or as ingredients in a wide variety of prepared foods. In particular, seaweeds contain significant quantities of protein, lipids, minerals and vitamins. There is limited information about the role of algae and algal metabolites in medicine. Only a few taxa have been studied for their use in medicine. Many traditional cultures report curative powers from selected alga, in particular tropical and subtropical marine forms. This is especially true in the maritime areas of Asia, where the sea plays a significant role in daily activities. Nonetheless, at present, only a few genera and species of algae are involved in aspects of medicine and therapy. Beneficial uses of algae or algal products include those that may mimic specific manifestations of human diseases, production of antibiotic compounds, or improvement of human nutrition in obstetrics, dental research, thallassotherapy, and forensic medicine.

Modern Fruit Industry Book

Modern Fruit Industry

  • Author : Ibrahim Kahramanoglu
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-03-04
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789847307

Modern Fruit Industry Excerpt :

Starting in the 1940s, humans have aimed to increase agricultural productivity. However, along with the benefits gained, there have been several criticisms since the 1970s, especially about food security and environmental impacts. Nowadays, the demand for food is increasing while the quantity and quality of agricultural production is declining due to human-induced environmental problems, i.e. climate change and water scarcity. Moreover, our modern fruit industry needs to improve quality and quantity of fruit production while also protecting ecosystems by reducing environmental impacts. Hence, this book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the new and eco-friendly technologies in the modern fruit industry.

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars Book

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars

  • Author : Monique Simmonds
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 796
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124080645

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars Excerpt :

Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars provides readers with the latest information on the health related properties of foods, making the documentation of the nutritive value of historical cultivars especially urgent, especially before they are lost and can't be effectively compared to modern cultivars. Because there is considerable diversity and a substantial body of the compositional studies directed towards commercial varieties, this information is useful for identifying traits and features that may be transposed from one variety to another. In addition, compositional and sensory features may also be used for commercialization and to characterize adulteration. Detailed characterization of cultivars can be used to identify "super-foods". Alternatively, unmasked historical cultivars may be the focus of reinvigorated commercial practices. Each chapter in this book has sections on the botanical aspects, the composition of traditional or ancient cultivars, the composition of modern cultivars, a focus on areas of research, the specialty of the communicating author of each chapter, and summary points. Presents the botanical aspects and composition of both traditional and modern plants, including in-depth insight into current research, and overall summary points for each fruit for consistent comparison and ease of reference Provides important information in the consideration of preservation, transference, or re-introduction of historical/traditional cultivars into current crop science Provides details on compositional and sensory parameters, from aroma and taste to micro- and macronutrients Includes data on nutraceuticals and novel components that have proven to impact on, or be important in, food quality, storage, processing, storage, and marketing

Textbook of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry   E Book Book
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Textbook of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry E Book

  • Author : Biren Shah
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2012-05-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN 10 : 9788131232606

Textbook of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry E Book Excerpt :

Textbook of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry This comprehensive textbook is primarily aimed at the course requirements of the B. Pharm. students. This book is specially designed to impart knowledge alternative systems of medicine as well as modern pharmacognosy. It would also serve as a valuable resource of information to other allied botanical and alternative healthcare science students as well as researchers and industrialists working in the field of herbal technology. Only Textbook Offering... Recent data on trade of Indian medicinal plants (till 2008) Illustrated biosynthetic pathways of metabolites as well as extraction and isolation methodologies of medicinal compounds Bioactivity determination and synthesis of herbal products of human interest Information on Ayurvedic plants and Chinese system of medicine Simple narrative text that will help the students quickly understand important concepts Over 300 illustrations and 120 tables in order to help students memorize and recall vital concepts making this book a student’s companion cum teacher A must buy for every student of pharmacognosy!

Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases Book

Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases

  • Author : Jose Antonio Morales-Gonzalez
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2013-05-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535111238

Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases Excerpt :

This work responds to the need to find, in a sole document, the affect of oxidative stress at different levels, as well as treatment with antioxidants to revert and diminish the damage. Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases - a Role for Antioxidants is written for health professionals by researchers at diverse educative institutions (Mexico, Brazil, USA, Spain, Australia, and Slovenia). I would like to underscore that of the 19 chapters, 14 are by Mexican researchers, which demonstrates the commitment of Mexican institutions to academic life and to the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative diseases.

Medicinal Plants in Asia for Metabolic Syndrome Book

Medicinal Plants in Asia for Metabolic Syndrome

  • Author : Christophe Wiart
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351711333

Medicinal Plants in Asia for Metabolic Syndrome Excerpt :

Medicinal Plants in Asia for Metabolic Syndrome: Natural Products and Molecular Basis offers an in-depth view into the metabolic syndrome pharmacology of natural products with an emphasis on their molecular basis, cellular pathways, metabolic organs, and endocrine regulations. This sensational volume provides the scientific names, botanical classifications, botanical descriptions, medicinal uses, chemical constituents, and pharmacological activities of more than 100 Asian plants, with high quality original botanical plates, chemical structures, and pharmacological diagrams. It also lists hundreds of carefully selected bibliographical references, constituents on insulin resistance, obesity, atherosclerosis, atherogenic dyslipidemia, and endothelial dysfunction.