Traditional foods contribute to the development, diversification and sustainability of many rural areas. Today, traditional food producers, typically small and medium sized enterprises, are challenged to improve the safety, health and convenience of their products according to market demands.
These improvements take shape in innovations that allow them to maintain and expand areas of influence in a highly competitive and globalized market. However, despite their demand of traditional, local, and organic food, consumers are known to have a resistance to adopt innovations, especially those associated with sophisticated technologies. Small and medium sized enterprises producing traditional foods must extend their skills production techniques to promote the aspects of their products related to nutrition and health.
Innovations in Traditional Foods addresses the most relevant topics of traditional foods while placing emphasis on the introduction of innovations and consumer preferences. Certain food categories, such as fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, grains and legumes, vegetables, mushrooms, roots and tubers, table olives and olive oil, wine, fermented foods and beverages, fish, meat, milk and dairy products are addressed.
Intended for food scientists, technologists, engineers and chemists working in food science, product developers, SMEs, researchers, academics and professionals, this book provides a reference supporting technological advances, product development improvements and potential positioning in the traditional food market.
- Addresses the most relevant topics of traditional foods while placing emphasis on the introduction of innovations and consumer preferences
- Provides a reference supporting technological advances, product development improvements and potential positioning in the traditional food market
- Contains coverage of various food categories, including fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, grains and legumes, vegetables, mushrooms, roots and tubers, table olives and olive oil, wine, fermented foods and beverages, fish, meat, and milk and dairy products
Food scientists, technologists, engineers and chemists working in food science, product developers, SMEs, researchers, academics and professionals
2. Consumer perspectives about innovations in traditional foods
3. Fruits and Vegetables
4. Grains and Pulses
5. Sourdough Bread
6. Roots and Tubers
7. Table olives and olive oil
8. Grape Processing and Wine
9. Fermented foods and beverages
12. Milk and Dairy Products
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2019
- 14th January 2019
- Woodhead Publishing
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Dr. Galanakis is a dynamic and interdisciplinary scientist with a fast-expanding work that balances between food and environment, industry and academia. His research targets mainly the separation and recovery of functional macro- and micro-molecules from different food by-products, as well as their implementation as additives in food and other products. He is the research & innovation director of Galanakis Laboratories (Chania, Greece) and the coordinator of Food Waste Recovery Group (SIG5) of ISEKI Food Association (Vienna, Austria). He serves as an editorial board member and subject editor of Food and Bioproducts Processing and Food Research International, whereas he has published dozens research articles, reviews, monographs and conference proceedings. He has edited 4 books entitled "Food Waste Recovery" (Academic Press, 2015), "Innovation Strategies in the Food Industry" (Academic Press, 2016), “Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components” (Academic Press, 2017) and “Olive Mill Waste” (Academic Press, 2017).
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Research and Innovation Director, Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece