Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Ecological Extraction and Application of Bioactive Plant Compounds"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).
Interests: food science; food bioactive compounds; antioxidant activity; phenolic compounds; anthocyanins; functional food; food wastes (pomaces); food fortification
Interests: food science; food bioactive compounds; antioxidant activity; bioactive peptides; protein hydrolysates; functional food; food fortification; functional properties of proteins
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Biologically-active compounds of plant origin play a very important role in the prevention of many diseases due to the fact that they exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antimicrobial, and many other properties.
Developing new, safe, and ecologically-friendly technologies for their acquisition is of great importance for society and is also a very interesting research topic in the multidisciplinary area of applied chemistry, biology, or food technology.
Extraction is the widely used technique of obtaining natural compounds (phenolic compounds, ascorbic acid, carotenoids, aroma compounds, etc.) from plant material. Ecological extraction is the invention, design, and application of solvents and processes to reduce or to eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances, thereby obtaining a safe and high-quality product.
As Guest Editors of this Special Issue of Applied Sciences on “Recent Advances in the Ecological Extraction and Application of Bioactive Plant Compounds”, we invite you to provide original research contributions, as well as review articles, related to recent advances in the ecological methods for obtaining of bioactive plant compounds via human health and environment-protecting methods.
This Special Issue will also be focused on in vitro and in vivo pro-health activity of extracted compounds and using them for fortification or producing functional food.Dr. Urszula Szymanowska
Dr. Monika Karaś
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- Ecological extraction
- Biologically active compounds
- Conventional vs. Alternative extraction methods
- Industrial applications
- Functional food
- Food fortification