Chemistry and Technology

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Author: Fan Zhu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999090

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Quinoa: Chemistry and Technology provides an overview of the chemistry, processing, and technology of quinoa grain and its components, covering the development of quinoa grain in different parts of the world for food production, including its structure, molecular and chemical composition, milling properties, processing characteristics, and food products. Increasing demand for plant-based, gluten-free foods that are nutritious, healthy, sustainable, and affordable has caused quinoa cultivation to expand to over 70 countries due to its attractive nutritional and food security properties. This practical resource is designed to support the development of quinoa in different sectors, such as the food industry.

Key Features

  • Thoroughly answers the question of why quinoa grain is so unique and special
  • Provides background information on chemical and technological properties of the quinoa grain for food productions, formulations and nutritional applications
  • Presents information in a very systematic and comprehensive form, useful to those actively working in quinoa development for food applications


Food scientists, technologists, manufacturers, processors, and university students with an interest in quinoa grain; All food practitioners and well-informed members of the general public with an interest in quinoa grain in particular and in healthy grain in general

Table of Contents

  • 1. Development of quinoa grain as a sustainable crop
    2. Structure and composition of quinoa grain
    3. Quinoa milling property
    4. Quinoa starch
    5. Quinoa non-starch polysaccharides and dietary fibre
    6. Quinoa proteins
    8. Micronutrients, polyphenols and other phytochemicals in quinoa grain
    9. Health and nutritional effects of quinoa
    10. Cooking and sensory quality of quinoa
    11. Quinoa processing (focusing on non-thermal processing)
    12. Quinoa food product developments (focusing on gluten free)
    13. Quinoa food product developments (focusing on gluten containing)
    14. Food, nutraceutical and other applications of quinoa fractionation products

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999090

About the Author

Fan Zhu

Dr. Fan Zhu is a senior lecturer of Food Science at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He holds a PhD in Food Chemistry from The University of Hong Kong. Zhu was a post-doctoral fellow at University of Arkansas, USA and University of Guelph, Canada. He has had the responsibility of teaching a range of food science courses related to Food Chemistry, Food Analysis, Food Grains, and Food Processing. Zhu is author or co-author of 180 refereed journal articles. He has been doing research on the areas of food carbohydrate chemistry, grain science, antioxidants and functional foods, and water relations of foods, and the author has worked extensively on quinoa grain.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer of Food Science, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

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