Functional Foods

Functional Foods

Principles and Technology

1st Edition - May 11, 2009

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  • Editor: Mingro Guo
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845696078

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Functional foods - products which have health-promoting properties over and beyond their nutritional value - have become a significant food industry sector. The global market for these products remains dynamic and is predicted to grow further. Functional foods: Principles and technology provides both students and professionals with an authoritative introduction to the key scientific aspects and major product categories in this area.The opening chapter introduces the principles of functional foods and explores industry and consumer roles in this evolving market. Subsequent chapters focus on the most significant product categories, reviewing ingredient sources, classification, chemical and physical properties, the wide range of therapeutic effects and possible mechanisms of action, among other topics. Antioxidants, dietary fiber, prebiotics and probiotics, lipids and soy are among the foods and food constituents covered. The Appendix contains laboratory exercises aimed at those using this book in a classroom situation.Functional foods: principles and technology is an essential guide for all those studying and working with functional foods.

Key Features

  • Provides both students and professionals with an authoritative introduction to the key scientific aspects and major product categories
  • Introduces the principles of functional foods and explores industry and consumer roles in this evolving market
  • Focuses on the most significant product categories, reviewing ingredient sources, classification, chemical and physical properties

Readership

All those studying and working with functional foods

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2013
  • Published: May 11, 2009
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845696078

About the Editor

Mingro Guo

Mingruo Guo, a food chemist and a full professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont (UVM), USA, received his B.S. and M.S. from the Northeast Agricultural University (NEAU), Harbin, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Food Chemistry from the National University of Ireland. His inventions in food science and environmentally safe products awarded him nine patents. His patented technology on infant formula formulation and processing resulted in three infant formula products currently manufactured and available on the market in China and another patent for making whey protein based environmentally safe wood finish products has been commercialized in USA since 2005.

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Vermont

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