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Plant Extracts in Food Applications
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Publisher : Academic Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780128224755
Pages : 264 pages
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Concerns and potential risks regarding the use of synthetic chemicals have renewed the interests of consumers using natural and safe alternatives. Plant extracts represent an interesting ingredient, mainly due to their natural origin and phytochemical properties, allowing for obtaining active materials to extend shelf-life and add value to the product. Plant Extracts in Food Applications is the first book of its kind focusing on application of plant extracts in the food industry and covers; sources, extraction and encapsulation techniques, chemistry and stability of plant extracts; antimicrobials, preservatives, nutrient enhancers, enzymes, flavoring and coloring agents, packaging aid, Health benefits and opportunities and challenges of plant extracts to use in food applications. Written by several experts in the field, this book is a valuable resource for students, scientists, and professionals in food science, food chemistry and nutrition. Presents chapters that deal with different sources of plant extracts and their applications in food industry Covers the various extraction procedures which are used for plant extracts Includes health benefits and stability of plant extracts Provides role of plant extracts as shelf life enhancement, packaging aid, flavouring and colouring agent

Plant Extracts in Food Applications

Concerns and potential risks regarding the use of synthetic chemicals have renewed the interests of consumers using natural and safe alternatives. Plant extracts represent an interesting ingredient, mainly due to their natural origin and phytochemical properties, allowing for obtaining active materials to extend shelf-life and add value to the product.

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Plant Extracts

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the role in agriculture, health effects and medical applications of plant extracts. Topics discussed include the risks and benefits of phytochemicals present in fruits and vegetables; medicinal plants and their pharmacological attributes; Moringa oleifera and its benefits in

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The Benefits of Plant Extracts for Human Health

Nature has always been, and still is, a source of food and ingredients that are beneficial to human health. Nowadays, plant extracts are increasingly becoming important additives in the food industry due to their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities that delay the development of off-flavors and improve the shelf life and

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Active Packaging for Various Food Applications

Microbial attacks occur on food surfaces even when the food is packaged. This can be attributed to moisture permeability in the packaging materials and other environmental conditions. Therefore, active agents like antimicrobial components and antioxidants must be incorporated into the packaging system; these active agents function by enhancing the stability

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Natural products are sought after by the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, and research continues into their potential for new applications. Extraction of natural products in an economic and environmentally-friendly way is of high importance to all industries involved. This book presents a holistic and in-depth view of the techniques

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Handbook of Natural Antimicrobials for Food Safety and Quality

Natural additives are increasingly favoured over synthetic ones as methods of ensuring food safety and long shelf-life. The antimicrobial properties of both plant-based antimicrobials such as essential oils and proteins such as bacteriocins are used in, for example, edible preservative films, in food packaging and in combination with synthetic preservatives

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