Special Issue "Healthy Benefits of Nutraceutical, Phytochemicals in Agricultural Products"

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A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. David D. Kitts
Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Food, Nutrition and Health, FNH 243 - 2205 East Mall, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4
Website: http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/directory/faculty/professors-and-instructors/david-kitts
E-Mail: david.kitts@ubc.ca
Phone: +1 604 822 1219
Fax: +1 604 822 6394
Interests: food chemistry; functional foods; bioactive food components; lipids; antioxidants; health

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
Nutritional Sciences Building, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1415 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Website: http://www.nutrisci.wisc.edu/FACULTYPAGES/f_tanumihardjo.html
E-Mail: sherry@nutrisci.wisc.edu
Phone: +1 608 265 0792
Fax: +1 608 262 5860
Interests: anthocyanins; carotenoids; nutrition; phytochemicals; staple crops; vegetables

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Functional foods and beverages, along with dietary supplements have received excellent growth in market share for North American, Asia Pacific and European food and natural health product companies. This success can be attributed mostly to the enhanced recognition by consumers on the importance of a healthy diet and the search for value-added food products which can offer potential health benefits.  In addition to the increased awareness on the link between human health and diet, other trend drivers influencing growth of the function food industry include aging consumer populations; government recognized pressures to reduce healthcare costs, scientific improvements on evaluating safety and efficacy of newly formulated products, and finally increased interest by manufactures to establish distinct differentiation in their products.

The role of Agriculture in meeting the challenges of identifying and securing globalization of functional ingredients for healthy human diets has evolved from the traditional production of raw food products and food processing.  The modernization of methods used to recover high quality food ingredients from traditional crop sources, combined with advances in novel food engineering technologies that ensure purity, functionality and thus efficacy for use in food formulations, underpin the activities required for new functional food products to establish regulatory approval and introduction of product-specific health claims.

This issue will bring together the interface between Agriculture and Human Health as it relates to the standards of evidence presently available for employing bioactive ingredients derived from stable agricultural crops, for use in functional food product development and enhanced human nutrition for today’s consumer.

Prof. Dr. David D. Kitts
Prof. Dr. Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • bioactive phytochemicals
  • healthy benefits
  • obesity
  • metabolic syndrome
  • antioxidant
  • antiinflammatory
  • anticancer
  • botanicals
  • nutrition

Published Papers (10 papers)

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Agriculture 2013, 3(2), 236-252; doi:10.3390/agriculture3020236
Received: 8 February 2013; in revised form: 22 March 2013 / Accepted: 29 March 2013 / Published: 10 April 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(1), 188-209; doi:10.3390/agriculture3010188
Received: 3 December 2012; in revised form: 8 February 2013 / Accepted: 1 March 2013 / Published: 20 March 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(1), 170-187; doi:10.3390/agriculture3010170
Received: 30 November 2012; in revised form: 1 February 2013 / Accepted: 17 February 2013 / Published: 19 March 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(1), 131-146; doi:10.3390/agriculture3010131
Received: 29 November 2012; in revised form: 16 February 2013 / Accepted: 17 February 2013 / Published: 28 February 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(1), 112-130; doi:10.3390/agriculture3010112
Received: 4 November 2012; in revised form: 8 February 2013 / Accepted: 17 February 2013 / Published: 25 February 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(1), 90-111; doi:10.3390/agriculture3010090
Received: 17 December 2012; in revised form: 28 January 2013 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 22 February 2013
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Agriculture 2013, 3(1), 33-52; doi:10.3390/agriculture3010033
Received: 30 November 2012; in revised form: 11 January 2013 / Accepted: 12 January 2013 / Published: 25 January 2013
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Agriculture 2012, 2(4), 472-492; doi:10.3390/agriculture2040472
Received: 12 October 2012; in revised form: 12 November 2012 / Accepted: 10 December 2012 / Published: 19 December 2012
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Agriculture 2012, 2(4), 452-471; doi:10.3390/agriculture2040452
Received: 19 October 2012; in revised form: 12 November 2012 / Accepted: 10 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Agriculture 2012, 2(3), 204-210; doi:10.3390/agriculture2030204
Received: 28 May 2012; in revised form: 31 July 2012 / Accepted: 15 August 2012 / Published: 22 August 2012
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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