Updated to reflect changes in the industry during the last ten years, The Handbook of Food Analysis, Third Edition covers the new analysis systems, optimization of existing techniques, and automation and miniaturization methods. Under the editorial guidance of food science pioneer Leo M.L. Nollet and new editor Fidel Toldra, the chapters take an in
Indigenous Fermented Foods for the Tropics provides insights on fermented foods of the Tropics, particularly Africa, Asia and South America, highlighting key aspects and potential developments for these food products. Sections provide an overview on the production and composition (nutritional, physicochemical, health beneficial and microbiota) of these indigenous fermented foods in the tropics, innovative techniques for investigating the composition of these fermented food products and improvement of the fermentation process to yield better nutritional constituents, health beneficial components and sensory qualities, and safety aspects to be considered in fermented foods. Other sections provide insights into the packaging and marketing of these food products as well as future prospects of fermented foods in the tropics. This book provides new perspectives and recent information to complement existing texts on indigenous fermented foods serving as a valuable reference text for detailed insights into indigenous fermented foods of the tropics. Discusses fermented foods from the Africa, Asia, and South America based on the raw materials used Offers innovative techniques for improving these indigenous products and investigating their composition as well as upgrading traditional technologies used in the production of fermented products Covers the role of technology and innovations in the quest for enhancing quality, and safety of fermented foods as demand for fermented food and beverage products is increased
Bioactive Compounds - Biosynthesis, Characterization, and Applications is an authoritative compilation of chapters on bioactive compounds with proven activities. It provides valuable information about biosynthesized active compounds that can be used for the further development of products in various industries. Chapters cover such topics as biosynthesis, characterization, separation, and purification, and applications of bioactive molecules. It describes and discusses bioresources of animal, vegetal, and microbial origin as potential sources of flavonoids, polysaccharides, sterols, polyphenols, amino acids, and others. This book provides insight into future developments in the field and, as such, is an essential resource for academicians, industrial researchers, and practitioners in biomolecules with biological activity. Key features: • Describes several classes of bioactive compounds and their associated activities • Highlights potential contributions of bioactive compounds as alternatives in the prevention and/or treatment of diseases • Contains information relevant to the development and use of new products
Abstract: Basic information is provided for food technologists, flavor chemists, and other food-related professionals, covering major flavor-allied topics; these include: the flavor industry; the flavor chemist; flavor research; flavor chemistry; food colorants; flavor manufacturing methods; application of flavor quality assurance; flavor legislation in the US and abroad; worldwide labeling regulations; and toxicology and consumer safety. Available data are provided on: natural flavoring materials (e.g., alliaceous and fruit flavors, herbs, spices, essential oils); 325 plant materials, principal essential oils, and organic chemicals used in flavorings; synthetic flavors; aromatics; GRAS flavorings; and 350 flavor formulations. A bibliography on flavoring materials which occur naturally or as a result of processing is included. The legalized exemption of certain food additives (including flavoring additives) from US tolerance requirements is highlighted separately. Over 3000 literaturereferences are provided throughout the material. (wz).
Value Addition in Food Products and Processing using Enzyme Technology offers an updated review regarding the potential impact of new enzymes and enzyme technology on the food sector. The book brings together novel sources and technologies regarding enzymes in value added food development, food production, food processing, food preservation, food engineering and food biotechnology. It will be extremely useful for different types of readers, including food scientists, academic and food biotechnologists, but will also be ideal for students studying food-related courses. This book includes concise and up-to-date research information from multiple independent scientific papers from around the world. This is a essential, multidisciplinary text for research and development professionals, research scientists, and academics in food, biotechnology, and agriculture industries. It addresses safety issues and includes the sources, screening, immobilization and application of food-grade enzymes in food. Presents research data from experts Includes emerging industry topics such as baby food and food safety Offers methodologies of enzymes in diagnostics for food testing and analysis Emphasizes enzyme technology through a microbial biotechnological lens Includes bakery and confectionery products, meat and poultry products, vegetables, food ingredients, functional foods, flavors and food additives and seafood
A 3-volume reference set you'll use every day. â€¢ Suppose you are the regulatory affairs manager for a food company, and your boss calls about "beet red", a coloring agent touted by a salesman as "natural". Your boss needs to know if this claim is true. How do you find out? â€¢ Perhaps you are an attorney for a company manufacturing ethnic marinade mixes and a customer charges that the chemical cinnamaldehyde, which the mixes contain, is being tested for carcinogenicity by the National Toxicology Program. Is your company manufacturing food that is potentially toxic? With the Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives, the answers are at your fingertips: You quickly look up "Beet Red" and find it is indeed natural, a product of edible beets. You are able to assure your boss that the claim is valid. After consulting the Encyclopedia, you calmly inform the customer that cinnamaldehyde is not only approved for use in food, but it is a primary constituent of cinnamon, a common household spice. The Encyclopedia provides you with a quick, understandable description of what each additive is and what it does, where it comes from, when its use might be limited, and how it is manufactured and used. What? FDA or PAFA name: Listed in bold is the name by which the FDA classifies the substance. List of Synonyms: From the Chemical Abstract, the IUPAC name, and the common or "folklore" name for natural products are listed. Standardized names are provided for each substances. The most commonly used names are in bold type. Current CAS Number: The current FDA number for the substance. Other CAS Numbers: Numbers used previously or that are used by TSCA or EINICS to identify the substance. Empirical Formula: Indicates the relative proportion of elements in a molecule. Specifications: Includes melting point, boiling point, optical rotation, specific gravity, and more. Where? Description: Where the substance is grown; how it is cultivated, gathered, and brought to market; how it gets into food; species and subspecies producing this commodity; differences in geographical origin and how it impacts the quality of the product. Natural Occurrence: Lists family, genus, and species. Explains variances between the same substance grown and cultivated in different geographies. Natural Sources: For synthetic or nature-identical substances the Encyclopedia provides a list of foods in which a substance is naturally found. When? GRAS status: "Generally Recognized as Safe" status as established by the Flavor and Extract Manufacturer's Association (FEMA) or other GRAS panels. Regulatory Notes: This citation gives information about restrictions of amount, use, or processing of substances. Table of Regulatory Citations: Lists CFR numbers and description of permitted use categories. How? Purity: For some substances there are no purity standards. Here, current good manufacturing practices are reported as gathered from various manufacturers. Allows you as the consumer to know what is available and standard in the industry. Functional Use in Food: The FDA has 32 functions for foods, such as, processing aids, antioxidants, stabilizers, texturizers, etc. Lists the use of the particular substance as it functions in food products. You get all this data, plus an index by CAS number and synonym to make your research even easier The Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives sorts through the technical language used in the laboratory or factory, the arcane terms used by regulatory managers, and the legalese used by attorneys, providing all the essentials for everyone involved with food additives. Consultants, lawyers, food and tobacco scientists and technicians, toxicologists, and food regulators will all benefit from the detailed, well-organized descriptions found in this one-stop source.
This latest edition of the most internationally respected reference in food chemistry for more than 30 years, Fennema’s Food Chemistry once again meets and surpasses the standards of quality, comprehensive information set by its predecessors. This edition introduces new editors and contributors, who are recognized experts in their fields. All chapters reflect recent scientific advances and, where appropriate, have expanded and evolved their focus to provide readers with the current state-of-the-science of chemistry for the food industry. The fourth edition presents an entirely new chapter, Impact of Biotechnology on Food Supply and Quality, which examines the latest research in biotechnology and molecular interactions. Two former chapters receive extensive attention in the new edition including Physical and Chemical Interactions of Components in Food Systems (formerly “Summary: Integrative Concepts”) and Bioactive Substances: Nutraceuticals and Toxicants (formerly “Toxic Substances”), which highlights bioactive agents and their role in human health and represents the feverish study of the connection between food and health undertaken over the last decade. It discusses bioactive substances from both a regulatory and health standpoint. Retaining the straightforward organization and detailed, accessible style of the original, this edition begins with an examination of major food components such as water, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and enzymes. The second section looks at minor food components including vitamins and minerals, colorants, flavor, and additives. The final section considers food systems by reviewing basic considerations as well as specific information on the characteristics of milk and the postmortem physiology of edible muscle and postharvest physiology of plant tissues. Useful appendices provide keys to the international system of units, conversion factors, log P values calculation, and the Greek alphabet.
The book compiles the latest advances in food chemistry. It gives a detailed account of the changes in food components during food processing and storage. It analyses and describes different food components such as water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, pigments, flavors, chemistry of plant tissues and animal tissues, milk, etc. The book also discusses the effect of different food processing operations on the food components. The book brings forth chapters authored by eminent researchers working in the area of Food Science and Technology. The book is an up-to-date compilation of recent advances in food chemistry and is useful for students, researchers, and faculty as well as to industry experts in food sciences.