Functional and Preservative Properties of Phytochemicals

Functional and Preservative Properties of Phytochemicals

1st Edition - February 15, 2020

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  • Editor: Bhanu Prakash
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128196861
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128185933

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Functional and Preservative Properties of Phytochemicals examines the potential of plant-based bioactive compounds as functional food ingredients and preservative agents against food-spoiling microbes and oxidative deterioration. The book provides a unified and systematic accounting of plant-based bioactive compounds by illustrating the connections among the different disciplines, such as food science, nutrition, pharmacology, toxicology, combinatorial chemistry, nanotechnology and biotechnological approaches. Chapters present the varied sources of raw materials, biochemical properties, metabolism, health benefits, preservative efficacy, toxicological aspect, safety and Intellectual Property Right issue of plant-based bioactive compounds. Written by authorities within the field, the individual chapters of the book are organized according to the following practical and easy to consult format: introduction, chapter topics and text, conclusions (take-home lessons), and references cited for further reading.

Key Features

  • Provides collective information on recent advancements that increase the potential use of phytochemicals
  • Fosters an understanding of plant-based dietary bioactive ingredients and their physiological effects on human health at the molecular level
  • Thoroughly explores biotechnology, omics, and bioinformatics approaches to address the availability, cost, and mode of action of plant-based functional and preservative ingredients


Food scientists, biochemists, natural product chemists, pharmacologists, nutritionists, ethnobotanists, pharmacists, research investigators in industry, undergraduate and postgraduate students of Universities

Table of Contents

  • 1. Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of phytochemicals: Current status and future perspective
    2. Functional food ingredients from old age cereal grains
    3. Aquatic plants as a natural source of antimicrobial and functional ingredients
    4. Antimicrobial properties of selected plants used in Chinese traditional medicine
    5. Natural Products from Plants: Recent Developments in Phytochemicals, Phytopharmaceuticals and Plant Based Nutraceuticals as Anticancer Agents
    6. Food borne microbial toxins and their inhibition by plant-based chemicals
    7. Recent advances in extraction technologies of phytochemicals applied for the revaluation of agri-food by-products
    8. Application of nanotechnology to boost the functional and preservative property of essential oils
    9. Biotechnology: a tool for synthesis of novel bioactive compounds
    10. Prospects of Omics technologies and bioinformatics approaches in food science
    11. Phytochemicals: extraction process, safety assessment, toxicological evaluations and regulatory issues
    12. Phytochemicals: Intellectual Property Rights
    13. Innovations and Future Trends in Product Development and Packaging Technologies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 454
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: February 15, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128196861
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128185933

About the Editor

Bhanu Prakash

Bhanu Prakash is an assistant professor in the Department of Botany, Institute of Science at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. With more than 10 years of research experience in the field of food sciences, he is the author of over 80 publications and has served as a reviewer of several internationally reputed journals. He has received recognition by the Linnean Society in London, the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in New Delhi, India, the Young Scientist Awards by the National Academy of Sciences, India, and the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists in Mysore, India. He is an active member of various organizations including the National Academy of Sciences, India, the Society of Biological Chemists, the Indian Botanical Society, and the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, India

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