Functional and Medicinal Beverages - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128163979, 9780128172636

Functional and Medicinal Beverages

1st Edition

Volume 11: The Science of Beverages

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Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban
Paperback ISBN: 9780128163979
eBook ISBN: 9780128172636
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd June 2019
Page Count: 562
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Food scientists, food chemists, food microbiologists, food engineers in the beverages sector (R&D, Gov. and academia)

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Functional Beverages
2. The Emerging Trends of Functional and Medicinal Beverage Research and its Health Implication
3. Herbal Extracts – New Trends in Functional and Medicinal Beverages
4. Bioactive Compounds Incorporated into Functional Beverages
5. Effects and Mechanisms of Antioxidant Rich Functional Beverages on Disease Prevention
6. Anti-Cancer Potential of Functional and Medicinal Beverages
7. Medicinal Properties and Functional Components of Beverages
8. Development of Functional Beverages: The Case of Plant Sterol-Enriched Milk-Based Fruit Beverages
9. Herbal Beverages and Brain Function in Health and Disease
10. Functional Beverages from Cereals
11. Oak as a New Potential Source for Functional Beverages: Their Antioxidant Capacity and Monomer Flavonoid Composition
12. Kombucha as a Functional Beverage
13. Probiotic and Prebiotic Beverages
14. Probiotic Beverages: A Treatment Alternative of Metabolic Syndrome
15. A New Generation of Probiotic Functional Beverages Using Bioactive Compounds from Agro-Industrial Waste


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About the Editor

Alexandru Grumezescu

Alexandru Grumezescu

Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu is a lecturer in the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. He is an experienced researcher and published editor in the field of nano and biostructures. He is the editor-in-chief of two international open access journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience. Dr. Grumezescu has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, authored nine books, and has served as an editor for more than 50 scholarly books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Alina Maria Holban

Alina-Maria Holban is a lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Her primary area of research is the development of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. Dr. Holban has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings, and has edited more than 21 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

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