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  • Editor: Alexandru Grumezescu
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128043769
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128043059

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Nutraceuticals, the fourth volume in the Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry series, is an invaluable resource for anyone in the food industry who needs the most current information about scientific advances in this field. Nutraceuticals are gaining significant attention because of their apparent safety, as well as their nutritional and therapeutic uses. Scientific indications have reinforced dietary interposition as an effective implement for a healthy lifestyle. Bioactive components have been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, hypocholesterolemic, hypoglycemic, anti-mutagenic, and anti-carcinogenic roles in the living system. Research professionals, professors, and students will all find this book useful.

Key Features

  • Includes the most up-to-date research on nanotechniques and the applications most useful in the food industry
  • Presents various natural and synthetic polymer-based nanoparticulate systems and their conjugates to the food industry including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and other biopolymers for applications
  • Provides uses of nanoparticle uptake in ingredients as well as the potential side effects of nanoparticle carriers
  • Covers potential benefits and methods of risk assessment for food safety


Professionals, researchers, academic staff, and students across all of food science

Table of Contents

  • Nutraceuticals: Nanotechnology in the Food Industry, Volume 4
    Table of Contents

    CHAPTER 1. Scope of Nanotechnology in Nutraceuticals
    CHAPTER 2. Functional Nutraceuticals: Past, Present, and Future
    CHAPTER 3. Nutraceuticals : A Proactive Approach for Healthcare
    CHAPTER 4. Potential of Nanotechnology in Nutraceuticals Delivery for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer
    CHAPTER 5. Adulteration and Safety Issues in Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements: Innocent or Risky?
    CHAPTER 6. Regulatory Perspectives on Nanotechnology in Neutraceuticals
    CHAPTER 7. Elucidating the Therapeutic Potential of Encapsulated Nutraceuticals
    CHAPTER 8. Advanced Nano-Carriers for Nutraceuticals Based on Lipid and Non-Lipid Components
    CHAPTER 9. Encapsulation of Nutraceutical in Novel Delivery Systems
    CHAPTER 10. Novel Paradigm of Design and Delivery of Nutraceuticals with Nanoscience and Technology
    CHAPTER 11. Nutraceutical Aspects of Beta-Glucan with Application in Food Products
    CHAPTER 12. Nanotechnological Approach to Improve the Bioavailability of Natural Dietary Compounds with Chemopreventive and Anticancer Properties
    CHAPTER 13. Improving Therapeutic Efficacy of Nutraceuticals by Nanoemulsification
    CHAPTER 14. Bioavailability and Delivery of Nutraceuticals by Nanoparticles
    CHAPTER 15. Nano-Delivery System for Nutraceutical Applications
    CHAPTER 16. Microencapsulation of Probiotic Cells: Applications in Nutraceutic and Food Industry
    CHAPTER 17. New Trends in Food Science: The Use of Nutraceuticals As an Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutic Tool in Exercise
    CHAPTER 18. Functional Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals, Milk Proteins As Nutraceuticals
    CHAPTER 19. Strategic Design of Delivery Systems for Nutraceuticals
    CHAPTER 20. Neutraceuticals Loaded Chitosan Nanoparticles for Chemoprevention and Cancer Fatigue

Product details

  • No. of pages: 890
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: July 13, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128043769
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128043059

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

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