Dairy products constitute one of the most important types of functional food. Edited by two of the leading authorities in the field, and with a distinguished international team of contributors, this major collection reviews the health benefits of functional dairy products, their ingredients and key product development issues.
After an introductory survey of the various types of functional dairy product, part one discusses current research on the health benefits of functional dairy products, with chapters on cancer, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, food allergy, immune function and gastrointestinal health. Part two reviews key dairy ingredients, their functional benefits and uses, covering caseinophosphopeptides, oligosaccharides, lactic acid bacteria and conjugated linoleic acid. Part three covers product development issues ranging from enhancing the functionality of prebiotics and probiotics to safety evaluation, consumer, market and research trends in this important sector.
Functional dairy productsis a standard work for food manufacturers developing new dairy products and for all those researching functional foods.
- Provides and authoritative review of the key recent developments in functional dairy foods
- Reviews their health benefits, ingredients and product development issues
- Edited by two of the world's leading authorities in the field
Anyone working in the food industry involved with new product development, or researchers and health professionals with particular interests in functional foods
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2003
- 24th February 2003
- Woodhead Publishing
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...a standard work for food manufacturers developing new dairy products and those researching functional foods., New Nutrition Business
…an updated valuable collection of functional dairy products., Advances in Food Sciences
…this is a useful book for anyone working in the food industry involved with new product development, or researchers and health professionals with particular interests in functional foods., British Nutrition Foundation
Professor Tiina Mattila-Sandholm holds a senior position in VTT, one of the world's leading centres for food research. Professor Mattila-Sandholm coordinates the prestigious PROEUHEALTH cluster of research projects on functional dairy products. Both she and Dr Saarela have published widely in this area.
Dr Maria Saarela holds a senior position at VTT, one of the world's leading centres for food research. She has published widely, particularly on aspects relating to probiotic dairy products.