Carotenoids: Properties, Processing and Applications

Carotenoids: Properties, Processing and Applications

1st Edition - August 27, 2019

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  • Editor: Charis Galanakis
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170670
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173145

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Carotenoids: Properties, Processing, and Applications fills the gap of transfer knowledge between academia and industry, covering integral information in three critical dimensions: properties, recovery and applications. At the moment, carotenoid research is directed at particular applications, including colorants, antioxidants and recovery from plant processing by-products. These trends take into account the health, nutrition and functions of carotenoids, the new recovery efforts from underutilized sources, the extraction procedures using green solvents and technologies, and their sustainability aspects. Written by a team of experts in the field of food chemistry, food science and technology, as well as bioresource technologists mainly from academia, the book covers the most recent advances in the field of carotenoids, while also analyzing the potential of already commercialized processes and products.

Key Features

  • Covers carotenoids’ properties in view of alternative sources (plant by-products, microalgae, etc.), recovery technologies and applications
  • Thoroughly explores mechanistic aspects, dietary intake and recommendations surrounding the health-promoting effects of carotenoids
  • Discusses the effect of processing and storage conditions in carotenoid levels and bioavailability
  • Presents applications and case studies in the food industry


Food scientists and engineers, food chemists, food industry personnel and academia (including graduate students). Food processors and product developers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview of carotenoids and beneficial effects on human health
    Renata Rivera-Madrid, Victor Manuel Carballo-Uicab, Yair Cárdenas-Conejo, Margarita Aguilar-Espinosa and Ramamoorthy Siva
    2. Factors affecting bioaccessibility and bioefficacy of carotenoids
    Rangaswamy Lakshminarayanaa
    3. Antiobese properties of carotenoids
    Ganesan Ponesakki
    4. Biosynthesis of carotenoids
    Rashidi Othman
    5. Underutilized sources of carotenoids
    Ana María Gomez-Caravaca
    6. Carotenoids from microalgae
    Marco Garcia-Vaquero
    7. Analysis and metabolomics of Carotenoids
    8. Carotenoids degradation and precautions during processing
    Aaron Soon Liang Lim
    9. 'Extraction of Carotenoids using Ionix Liquids
    K. Nagendra Prasad
    10. Extraction methods of carotenoids
    Marcello Salvatore Lenucci
    11. Applications of carotenoids as colorants
    Ana Ferreira Vinha
    12. Applications of carotenoids in aquaculture
    Kamarul Zaman Zarkasi
    13. Commercialization aspects of carotenoids
    Ludmila Urszula Bogacz-Radomska, Joanna Harasym and Arkadiusz Piwowar

Product details

  • No. of pages: 385
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: August 27, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170670
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173145

About the Editor

Charis Galanakis

Charis M. Galanakis is a multidisciplinary scientist in agricultural sciences as well as food and environmental science, technology, and sustainability, with experience in both industry and academia. He is the research and innovation director of Galanakis Laboratories in Chania, Greece, an adjunct professor of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the director of Food Waste Recovery Group (SIG5) of ISEKI Food Association in Vienna, Austria. He pioneered the new discipline of food waste recovery and has established the most prominent innovation network in the field. He also serves as a senior consultant for the food industry and expert evaluator for international and regional funded programs and proposals. He is an editorial board member of Food and Bioproducts Processing, Food Research International, and Foods, has edited over 45 books, and has published hundreds of research articles, reviews, monographs, chapters, and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece

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