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Processing and Impact on Active Components in Food

Processing and Impact on Active Components in Food
  • Author : Victor R. Preedy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-27
  • Total pages :724
  • ISBN : 9780124047099
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Summary : From beef to baked goods, fish to flour, antioxidants are added to preserve the shelf life of foods and ensure consumer acceptability. These production-added components may also contribute to the overall availability of essential nutrients for intake as well as the prevention of the development of unwelcome product characteristics such as off-flavours or colours. However, there are processes that reduce the amount of naturally occurring antioxidants and awareness of that potential is just as important for those in product research and development. There is a practical need to understand not only the physiological importance of antioxidants in terms of consumer health benefit, but how they may be damaged or enhanced through the processing and packaging phases. This book presents information key to understanding how antioxidants change during production of a wide variety of food products, with a focus toward how this understanding may be translated effectively to other foods as well. Addresses how the composition of food is altered, the analytical techniques used, and the applications to other foods Presents in-chapter summary points and other translational insights into concepts, techniques, findings and approaches to processing of other foods Explores advances in analytical and methodological science within each chapter

Innovative Thermal and Non-Thermal Processing, Bioaccessibility and Bioavailability of Nutrients and Bioactive Compounds

Innovative Thermal and Non-Thermal Processing, Bioaccessibility and Bioavailability of Nutrients and Bioactive Compounds
  • Author : Francisco J. Barba,Jorge Manuel Alexandre Saraiva,Giancarlo Cravotto,Jose M. Lorenzo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-06-07
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 9780128141755
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Summary : Innovative Thermal and Nonthermal Processing, Bioacessibility and Bioavailability of Nutrients and Bioactive Compounds presents the implications of conventional and innovative processing on the nutritional and health aspects of food products. Chapters cover the relationship between gastronomic science, nutrition and food science in the development of healthy products, introduce the most commonly used conventional and innovative approaches to preserve foods and extract valuable compounds, describe how processing affects bioavailability and bioaccessibility of lipids, particularly fatty acids, protein, amino acids and carbohydrates, and discuss how processing affects bioavailability and bioaccessibility of minerals, water-soluble vitamins, and fat soluble vitamins. Final sections cover processing, bioavailability and bioaccessibility of bioactive compounds, describing how processing (conventional and non-conventional) is affecting to bioavailability and bioaccessibility of bioactive sulphur compounds, polyphenols, flavonoids, and bioactive peptides. Presents the implications of conventional and innovative processing on the nutritional and health aspects of food products Introduces the most commonly used conventional and innovative approaches to preserve foods and extract valuable compounds Explains how processing (conventional and non-conventional) affects the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of bioactive sulphur compounds, polyphenols, flavonoids and bioactive peptides

Processing and Impact on Antioxidants in Beverages

Processing and Impact on Antioxidants in Beverages
  • Author : Victor R. Preedy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-05
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780124046955
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Summary : Processing and Impact on Antioxidants in Beverages presents information key to understanding how antioxidants change during production of beverages, how production options can be used to enhance antioxidant benefit, and how to determine the production process that will result in the optimum antioxidant benefit while retaining consumer acceptability. In the food industry, antioxidants are added to preserve the shelf life of foods and to prevent off-flavors from developing. These production-added components also contribute to the overall availability of essential nutrients for intake. Moreover, some production processes reduce the amount of naturally occurring antioxidants. Thus, in terms of food science, it is important to understand not only the physiological importance of antioxidants, but what they are, how much are in the different food ingredients, and how they are damaged or enhanced through the processing and packaging phases. This book specifically addresses the composition and characterization of antioxidants in coffee, green tea, soft drinks, beer, and wine. Processing techniques considered here include fermentation and aging, high-pressure homogenization, enzymatic debittering, and more. Lastly, the book considers several selective antioxidant assays, such as Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) and Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC) assays. Provides insights into processing options for enhanced antioxidant bioavailability Presents correlation potentials for increased total antioxidant capacity Includes methods for the in situ or in-line monitoring of antioxidants to reduce industrial loss of antioxidants in beverages Proposes processing of concentrated fractions of antioxidants that can be added to foods

Caffeinated and Cocoa Based Beverages

Caffeinated and Cocoa Based Beverages
  • Author : Alexandru Grumezescu,Alina-Maria Holban
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-06
  • Total pages :543
  • ISBN : 9780128158654
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Summary : Caffeinated and Cocoa Based Beverages, Volume Eight in The Science of Beverages series, covers one of the hottest topics in the current beverage industry. This practical reference takes a broad and multidisciplinary approach on the production, processing, and engineering approaches to caffeinated drinks, highlighting their biological impact and health-related interference. The book presents evidence-based examples of the benefits of caffeinated and cocoa-based beverages and analyzes the latest trends in the industry that are essential for researchers in various fields of food and beverage development, including coverage of pharmaceuticals and the biomedical fields. Presents both functional and medicinal perspectives in beverage production Provides potential solutions for sustainable coffee and cocoa industry Includes novel research applications to foster research and product development

Natural Beverages

Natural Beverages
  • Author : Alexandru Grumezescu,Alina-Maria Holban
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-06-21
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9780128166901
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Summary : Natural Beverages, Volume Thirteen, in the Science of Beverages series, takes a multidisciplinary approach to address the shifting beverage landscape towards the global trend of natural beverages. As global beverage consumption has progressed towards healthier and ‘natural’ ingredients, researchers and scientists need to understand the latest scientific developments and the proposed health benefits and improved effects. Classical examples are presented as a basis for innovation expansion to help new researchers understand this segment of the industry. This is a great resource for researchers and scientists in the beverages industry. Describes natural beverage production and its impact on nutritional value Provides overall coverage of hot topics and scientific principles in the beverage industry Explores the pros and cons of natural vs. artificial beverages in product development Covers the production of all commonly consumed ‘natural’ beverages

Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements

Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements
  • Author : Athapol Noomhorm,Imran Ahmad,Anil Kumar Anal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-11
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 9781118227824
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Summary : Functional foods are foods which contain bioactive components, either from plant or animal sources, which can have health benefits for the consumer over and above their nutritional value. Foods which have antioxidant or cancer-combating components are in high demand from health conscious consumers: much has been made of the health-giving qualities of fruits and vegetables in particular. Conversely, foods which have been processed are suffering an image crisis, with many consumers indiscriminately assuming that any kind of processing robs food of its “natural goodness”. To date, there has been little examination of the actual effects – whether positive or negative – of various types of food processing upon functional foods. This book highlights the effects of food processing on the active ingredients of a wide range of functional food materials, with a particular focus on foods of Asian origin. Asian foods, particularly herbs, are becoming increasingly accepted and demanded globally, with many Western consumers starting to recognize and seek out their health-giving properties. This book focuses on the extraction of ingredients which from materials which in the West are seen as “alternative” - such as flour from soybeans instead of wheat, or bran and starch from rice – but which have long histories in Asian cultures. It also highlight the incorporation of those bioactive compounds in foods and the enhancement of their bioavailability. Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements: Processing Effects and Health Benefits will be required reading for those working in companies, research institutions and universities that are active in the areas of food processing and agri-food environment. Food scientists and engineers will value the new data and research findings contained in the book, while environmentalists, food regulatory agencies and other food industry personnel involved in functional food production or development will find it a very useful source of information.

Encapsulation Technologies for Active Food Ingredients and Food Processing

Encapsulation Technologies for Active Food Ingredients and Food Processing
  • Author : N.J. Zuidam,Viktor Nedovic
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-30
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 1441910085
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Summary : Consumers prefer food products that are tasty, healthy, and convenient. Encapsulation is an important way to meet these demands by delivering food ingredients at the right time and right place. For example, encapsulates may allow flavor retention, mask bad tasting or bad smelling components, stabilize food ingredients, and increase their bioavailability. Encapsulation may also be used to immobilize cells or enzymes in the production of food materials or products, such as fermentation or metabolite production. This book provides a detailed overview of the encapsulation technologies available for use in food products, food processing, and food production. The book aims to inform those who work in academia or R&D about both the delivery of food compounds via encapsulation and food processing using immobilized cells or enzymes. The structure of the book is according to the use of encapsulates for a specific application. Emphasis is placed on strategy, since encapsulation technologies may change. Most chapters include application possibilities of the encapsulation technologies in specific food products or processes. The first part of the book reviews general technologies, food-grade materials, and characterization methods for encapsulates. The second part discusses encapsulates of active ingredients (e.g., aroma, fish oil, minerals, vitamins, peptides, proteins, probiotics) for specific food applications. The last part describes immobilization technologies of cells and enzymes for use within food fermentation processes (e.g., beer, wine, dairy, meat), and food production (e.g., sugar conversion, production of organic acids or amino acids, hydrolysis of triglycerides). Edited by two leading experts in the field, Encapsulation Technologies for Food Active Ingredients and Food Processing will be a valuable reference source for those working in the academia or food industry. The editors work in both industry or academia, and they have brought together in this book contributions from both fields.

Food Processing Technologies

Food Processing Technologies
  • Author : Amit K. Jaiswal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-05
  • Total pages :759
  • ISBN : 9781315355108
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Summary : The processing of food generally implies the transformation of the perishable raw food to value-added products. It imparts benefits, such as the destruction of surface microflora, and inactivation of deleterious enzymes, such as peroxidase, leading to a greater shelf life of the food. It also enhances color and texture while maintaining quality of products and makes them edible. However, it also has an inevitable impact on nutritional quality attributes, such as increase or decrease in certain vitamins and bioactive metabolites among others. Food Processing Technologies: Impact on Product Attributes covers a range of food processing technologies and their effect on various food product attributes, such as bioactive compounds, safety, and sensory and nutritional aspects of the food upon processing. There are eight major parts in the book. Part I covers the conventional processing technologies. Parts II, III, IV, and V deal with various novel processing technologies, including impingement processing technologies, electro-magnetic processing technologies, physico-mechanical processing technologies, and electro-technologies. Part VI introduces chemical processing technologies. Part VII comprise irradiation processing technology, and the final part is focused on biological processing technology, detailing the application of enzymes in food processing. Numerous studies were carried out to find the impact of these processing technologies on various aspects of food and associated health promotion properties. Both positive and negative results were obtained based on nature of foods, processing type, and duration of processing, and this book covers these results in depth.

Encyclopedia of Food and Health

Encyclopedia of Food and Health
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-26
  • Total pages :4006
  • ISBN : 9780123849533
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Summary : The Encyclopedia of Food and Health provides users with a solid bridge of current and accurate information spanning food production and processing, from distribution and consumption to health effects. The Encyclopedia comprises five volumes, each containing comprehensive, thorough coverage, and a writing style that is succinct and straightforward. Users will find this to be a meticulously organized resource of the best available summary and conclusions on each topic. Written from a truly international perspective, and covering of all areas of food science and health in over 550 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter, this updated encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for both research and educational needs. Identifies the essential nutrients and how to avoid their deficiencies Explores the use of diet to reduce disease risk and optimize health Compiles methods for detection and quantitation of food constituents, food additives and nutrients, and contaminants Contains coverage of all areas of food science and health in nearly 700 articles, with extensive cross-referencing and further reading at the end of each chapter

Grain Legumes

Grain Legumes
  • Author : Aakash Goyal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-19
  • Total pages :188
  • ISBN : 9789535127208
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Summary : Grain legumes are a main source of nitrogen-rich edible seeds and constitute a major source of dietary protein in the diets of human population especially for vegetarian diet. Legumes comprise the third largest family of flowering plants and provide important sources of food, fodder, oil, and fiber products. This book focuses on grain legumes production challenges, progress, and prospects. The book comprises a vast array of topics including diversity, biofortification, importance and antioxidant properties of pulse proteins, etc. This volume will serve as an excellent resource for students, researchers, and scientists interested and working in the area of sustainable crop production.

Role of Materials Science in Food Bioengineering

Role of Materials Science in Food Bioengineering
  • Author : Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu,Alina-Maria Holban
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-29
  • Total pages :578
  • ISBN : 9780128115008
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Summary : The Role of Materials Science in Food Bioengineering, Volume 19 in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering, presents an up-to-date review of the most recent advances in materials science, further demonstrating its broad applications in the food industry and bioengineering. Many types of materials are described, with their impact in food design discussed. The book provides insights into a range of new possibilities for the use of materials and new technologies in the field of food bioengineering. This is an essential reference on bioengineering that is not only ideal for researchers, scientists and food manufacturers, but also for students and educators. Discusses the role of material science in the discovery and design of new food materials Reviews the medical and socioeconomic impact of recently developed materials in food bioengineering Includes encapsulation, coacervation techniques, emulsion techniques and more Identifies applications of new materials for food safety, food packaging and consumption Explores bioactive compounds, polyphenols, food hydrocolloids, nanostructures and other materials in food bioengineering

Phenolic Compounds

Phenolic Compounds
  • Author : Marcos Soto-Hernández,Mariana Palma Tenango,Rosario García-Mateos
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-08
  • Total pages :238
  • ISBN : 9789535129592
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Summary : Phenolic compounds comprise a broad class of natural products formed mainly by plants, but also microorganisms and marine organisms that have the capacity to form them. Nowadays the interest in these compounds has increased mainly due to their diverse chemical structure and wide biological activity valuable in the prevention of some chronic or degenerative diseases. The functional foods are a rich source of these phytochemicals, and this is the starting point for this book, which shows the state of the art of the phenolic compounds and their biological activity. This book integrates eleven chapters that show the state of the art of diverse biological activity of the phenolic compounds, present in some crops or fruits.

Functional Food

Functional Food
  • Author : María Chávarri Hueda
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-02
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN : 9789535134398
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Summary : In recent years, the concern of society about how food influences the health status of people has increased. Consumers are increasingly aware that food can prevent the development of certain diseases, so in recent years, the food industry is developing new, healthier products taking into account aspects such as trans fats, lower caloric intake, less salt, etc. However, there are bioactive compounds that can improve the beneficial effect of these foods and go beyond the nutritional value. This book provides information on impact of bioactive ingredients (vitamins, antioxidants, compounds of the pulses, etc.) on nutrition through food, how functional foods can prevent disease, and tools to evaluate the effects of bioactive ingredients, functional foods, and diet.

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technology

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technology
  • Author : Joyce I. Boye
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-01-27
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781118504949
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Summary : For several years, the food industry has been interested in identifying components in foods which have health benefits to be used in the development of functional food and nutraceutical products. Examples of these ingredients include fibre, phytosterols, peptides, proteins, isoflavones, saponins, phytic acid, probiotics, prebiotics and functional enzymes. Although much progress has been made in the identification, extraction and characterisation of these ingredients, there remains a need for ready and near-market platform technologies for processing these ingredients into marketable value-added functional food and nutraceutical products. This book looks at how these ingredients can be effectively incorporated into food systems for market, and provides practical guidelines on how challenges in specific food sectors (such as health claims and marketing) can be addressed during processing. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technology is a comprehensive overview of current and emerging trends in the formulation and manufacture of nutraceutical and functional food products. It highlights the distinctions between foods falling into the nutraceutical and functional food categories. Topics include sustainable and environmentally-friendly approaches to the production of health foods, guidelines and regulations, and methods for assessing safety and quality of nutraceutical and functional food products. Specific applications of nutraceuticals in emulsion and salad dressing food products, beverages and soft drinks, baked goods, cereals and extruded products, fermented food products are covered, as are novel food proteins and peptides, and methods for encapsulated nutraceutical ingredients and packaging. The impact of processing on the bioactivity of nutraceutical ingredients, allergen management and the processing of allergen-free foods, health claims and nutraceutical food product commercialization are also discussed. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technology is a comprehensive source of practical approaches that can be used to innovate in the nutraceutical and health food sectors. Fully up-to-date and relevant across various food sectors, the book will benefit both academia and industry personnel working in the health food and food processing sectors.

Impact of Nanoscience in the Food Industry

Impact of Nanoscience in the Food Industry
  • Author : Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu,Alina Maria Holban
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-20
  • Total pages :484
  • ISBN : 9780128114933
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Summary : The Impact of Nanoscience in the Food Industry, Volume 12 in The Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, explores how nanoscience applications in food engineering offer an alternative to satisfying current food needs that cannot be fulfilled by natural products. Nanotechnology enables the development of tailored food ingredients and structures to replace products that are difficult to obtain. The book discusses how specialized nano-preservatives, sensors and food degradation and contamination detectors were developed and how they can be introduced in food products without degrading quality or properties of the final product. A valuable resource for food engineering researchers and students alike. Identifies common nanomaterials used in food preservation and food packaging Provides industrial applications to increase food production Describes analytical methods for assessing food safety Identifies how nanoscience advances allow for new developments in functional foods and nutraceuticals Discusses safety concerns, regulations and restricted use of nanomaterials in food bioengineering

Food Processing Technology

Food Processing Technology
  • Author : P.J. Fellows
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-07-28
  • Total pages :928
  • ISBN : 143980821X
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Summary : Widely regarded as a standard work in its field, this book introduces the range of processing techniques that are used in food manufacturing. It explains the principles of each process, the processing equipment used, operating conditions and the effects of processing on micro-organisms that contaminate foods, the biochemical properties of foods and their sensory and nutritional qualities. The book begins with an overview of important basic concepts. It describes unit operations that take place at ambient temperature or involve minimum heating of foods. Subsequent chapters examine operations that heat foods to preserve them or alter their eating quality, and explore operations that remove heat from foods to extend their shelf life with minimal changes in nutritional quality or sensory characteristics. Finally, the book reviews post-processing operations, including packaging and distribution logistics. The third edition has been substantially rewritten, updated and extended to include the many developments in food technology that have taken place since the second edition was published in 2000. Nearly all unit operations have undergone significant developments, and these are reflected in the large amount of additional material in each chapter. In particular, advances in microprocessor control of equipment, ‘minimal’ processing technologies, genetic modification of foods, functional foods, developments in ‘active’ or ‘intelligent’ packaging, and storage and distribution logistics are described. Developments in technologies that relate to cost savings, environmental improvement or enhanced product quality are highlighted. Additionally, sections in each chapter on the impact of processing on food-borne micro-organisms are included for the first time.

Emulsion-based Systems for Delivery of Food Active Compounds

Emulsion-based Systems for Delivery of Food Active Compounds
  • Author : Shahin Roohinejad,Ralf Greiner,Indrawati Oey,Jingyuan Wen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-04-03
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 9781119247128
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Summary : A comprehensive text that offers a review of the delivery of food active compounds through emulsion-based systems Emulsion-based Systems for Delivery of Food Active Compounds is a comprehensive recourse that reviews the principles of emulsion-based systems formation, examines their characterization and explores their effective application as carriers for delivery of food active ingredients. The text also includes information on emulsion-based systems in regards to digestibility and health and safety challenges for use in food systems. Each chapter reviews specific emulsion-based systems (Pickering, multiple, multilayered, solid lipid nanoparticles, nanostructured lipid carriers and more) and explains their application for delivery of food active compounds used in food systems. In addition, the authors – noted experts in the field – review the biological fate, bioavailability and the health and safety challenges of using emulsion-based systems as carriers for delivery of food active compounds in food systems. This important resource: Offers a comprehensive text that includes detailed coverage of emulsion-based systems for the delivery of food active compounds Presents the most recent development in emulsion-based systems that are among the most widely-used delivery systems developed to control the release of food active compounds Includes a guide for industrial applications for example food and drug delivery is a key concern for the food and pharmaceutical industries Emulsion-based Systems for Delivery of Food Active Compounds is designed for food scientists as well as those working in the food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical and beverage industries. The text offers a comprehensive review of the essential elements of emulsion-based systems for delivery of food active compounds.

Phytochemicals

Phytochemicals
  • Author : Toshiki Asao,Md Asaduzzaman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-11-07
  • Total pages :218
  • ISBN : 9781789843774
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Summary : Phytochemicals provides original research work and reviews on the sources of phytochemicals, and their roles in disease prevention, supplementation, and accumulation in fruits and vegetables. The roles of anthocyanin, flavonoids, carotenoids, and taxol are presented in separate chapters. Antioxidative and free radicle scavenging activity of phytochemicals is also discussed. The medicinal properties of Opuntia, soybean, sea buckthorn, and gooseberry are presented in a number of chapters. Supplementation of plant extract with phytochemical properties in broiler meals is discussed in one chapter. The final two chapters include the impact of agricultural practices and novel processing technologies on the accumulation of phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables. This book mainly focuses on medicinal plants and the disease-preventing properties of phytochemicals, which will be a useful resource to the reader.

Fermentation

Fermentation
  • Author : Bhavbhuti M. Mehta,Afaf Kamal-Eldin,Robert Z. Iwanski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-04-12
  • Total pages :399
  • ISBN : 9781439853344
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Summary : A large variety of food products all over the world are prepared by the fermentation of various raw materials. Fermentation: Effects on Food Properties explores the role of fermentation reactions in the chemical, functional, and sensory properties of food components as well as their effect on food component content and biological activity. Emphasizing the various chemical changes that take place during processing, both pre- and post-fermentation, the book explores: The complex microbial community in fermented foods The generation of the flavor and aroma compounds in fermented foods The effect of fermentation on the rheological properties and the color of foods The effect of fermentation on bioactivities of foods How microorganisms during fermentation can remove or detoxify antinutritional compounds in raw foods The fortification of products derived from fermentation processes and technical issues in the production and distribution of such foods Fermentation processes for cereals, legumes, vegetables, dairy products, seafood, and meat Food safety and adherence to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles Mastering today’s art of fermentation processes requires detailed knowledge of food raw materials, microbiology, enzymology, chemistry/biochemistry, physics, engineering, and technology. This volume is an important starting point in understanding the process. Presented in concise, accessible chapters contributed by food experts, the book contains ample references to enhance further, more detailed exploration of this critical topic as we search for ways to enhance food quality for better health.

Impact of Processing on Food Safety

Impact of Processing on Food Safety
  • Author : Lauren S. Jackson,Mark G. Knize,Jeffrey N. Morgan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-06
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN : 9781461548539
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Summary : The contents of this book are the proceedings of the ACS symposium, "Impact of Processing on Food Safety," which was held April 16-17, 1997, at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This symposium brought together re searchers from diverse backgrounds in academia, government, and industry. Twenty speakers discussed topics ranging from the regulatory aspects of food processing to the microbiological and chemical changes in food during processing. The main goal of food processing is to improve the microbial safety of food by de stroying pathogenic and spoilage organisms. Food processing can also improve food safety by destroying or eliminating naturally occurring toxins, chemical contaminants, and antinutritive factors. Unfortunately, processing can also cause chemical changes that result in the formation of toxic or antinutritive factors. The purpose of this book is to summarize our knowledge of both the beneficial and deleterious effects of processing. Chapter I con siders the consumer's perceptions about food contaminants and food processing. Chapter 2 summarizes the effects of traditional and nontraditional processing methods on microor ganisms in food. Chapters 3-6 review the effects of processing on lipids (fatty acids and cholesterol) in food. Changes in the nutritive value of vitamins and minerals as a result of processing are discussed in chapter 7. Chapter 8 concentrates on how processing reduces the allergenicity of some foods.

Chemical Food Safety

Chemical Food Safety
  • Author : Leon Brimer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :287
  • ISBN : 9781845936761
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Summary : Chemical food safety deals with all aspects of chemical risks in the food chain, predominantly with the biologically active components of food, additives, contaminants and their toxicology. Preventing the contamination of food with problematic chemical compounds requires a thorough understanding of how compounds enter and pass through the food production process, in addition to toxicology and risk management. Chemical Food Safety covers the underlying principles and applied science required to understand, analyse and take professional action on food safety problems and questions that call for interventions at a local, national or international level. The text follows food contaminants through the production and processing of plant, fungal, algal and animal foods, including oral exposure and intestinal absorption. Risk assessment is explained in the context of targeted future risk management and risk communication, with a view to assessing, managing and communicating risk in the food chain.Chemical Food Safety is ideal for higher level students as well as those working in the food production industry, consultants and national food authorities.