This book discusses recent trends in soft beverages. Chapters discuss chemical composition, health benefits and by-products. Recent trends in value addition are also examined in detail.

Key Features

  • Explores recent trends in soft beverages from ingredients and classification to processing and quality control
  • Discusses chemical deposition, health benefits and by-products featuring the pharmacological and medicinal properties of tea
  • Examines recent trends in value addition including processing technologies and packaging aspects

Table of Contents

Part 1 Recent trends in coffee: Introduction to coffee; Health benefits; Recent trends in value addition; Value-added by-products. Part 2 Recent trends in value addition to tea: Introduction to tea; Types of tea and processing; Chemical composition and pharmacological, medicinal properties of tea; High impact value-added products of tea; Tea by-products. Part 3 Recent trends in soft drinks: Introduction to soft drinks; Beverage consumption; Soft drink classification; Ingredients of soft drinks; Processing technology; Quality control; Packaging aspects; Towards the future.


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Woodhead Publishing India
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About the authors

L. Jagan Mohan Rao

Dr L. Jagan Mohan Rao is currently working as Senior Scientist at Plantation Products, Spices and Flavour Technology Department of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore.