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Oxidation in Foods and Beverages and Antioxidant Applications

Understanding Mechanisms of Oxidation and Antioxidant Activity

Oxidative rancidity is a major cause of food quality deterioration, leading to the formation of undesirable off-flavours as well as unhealthful compounds. Antioxidants are widely employed to inhibit oxidation, and with current consumer concerns about synthetic additives and natural antioxidants are of much interest. The two volumes of Oxidation in foods and beverages and antioxidant applications review food quality deterioration due to oxidation and methods for its control.

The first volume focuses on oxidation mechanisms and antioxidant activity. Initial chapters in part one describe oxidation processes in foods, including the role of metals, heme proteins and lipoxygenase. The impact of oxidation on food flavour and the health aspects of oxidized fats are also covered. Final chapters in part one review the measurement of the extent of lipid oxidation and methods for food shelf-life determination. Part two discusses the ways in which antioxidants inhibit food oxidation, factors affecting antioxidant efficacy, methods to measure antioxidant activity and novel antioxidants.

With its distinguished international team of editors and contributors, the two volumes of Oxidation in foods and beverages and antioxidant applications is standard references for R&D and QA professionals in the food industry, as well as academic researchers interested in food quality.

Hardbound, 432 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-648-1

Contents

  • Part 1 Oxidation in foods and beverages: Understanding oxidation processes in foods; Metals and food oxidation; The impact of singlet oxygen on lipid oxidation in foods; Heme proteins and oxidation in fresh and processed meats; Lipoxygenase and lipid oxidation in foods; Understanding and reducing oxidative flavour deterioration in foods; Health aspects of oxidized dietary fats; Methods to determine the extent of lipid oxidation in foods; Methods for food shelf life determination and prediction. Part 2 Antioxidants in foods and beverages: Understanding antioxidant mechanisms in preventing oxidation in foods; Protein antioxidants for the stabilisation of lipid foods: Current and potential applications; Synthetic and natural antioxidant additives in food stabilisation: Current applications and future research; Effects of food structure and ingredient interactions on antioxidant capacity; Assessing the activity of natural food antioxidants; Effects of processing and storage on antioxidant efficacy in foods.

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