Advances in Marine-Based Functional Food and Food Technology

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 404

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MARE-Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre & ARNET—Aquatic Research Network Associated Laboratory, ESTM, Polytechnic of Leiria, 2520-641 Peniche, Portugal
Interests: edible coatings; edible films; seaweeds; natural extracts; biotecnology; marine bioactives; food processing

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MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, ESTM, Politécnico de Leiria, 2520–614 Peniche, Portugal
Interests: biotechnology; marine resources valorization; food development; natural-based food coatings and films
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine organisms are an important source of functional compounds, such as polysaccharides, lipids, phenolic compounds, vitamins and minerals. This diversity presents a myriad of potentially beneficial functions, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, and lipid-lowering properties that can be applied to food processing, conservation and innovative formulations. Nowadays, through marine biotechnology research, the biomolecules derived from marine organisms are studied and commercialized, creating several applications in the food industry, including natural-based pigments, food preservatives, nutritional value additions to foods, and more recently, their biodegradable packaging. This Special Issue of Applied Sciences will explore the integrative evaluation of marine resources as a sustainable source of food and food technologies to promote better practices along the entire chain, from the raw material to the consumer, with a particular focus on food preservatives and bio-based technologies that prolong the shelf-life and increase the food quality.

Dr. Ana Augusto
Dr. Susana F. J. Silva
Dr. Marco F. L. Lemos
Dr. Patrícia Valentão
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  • marine microalgae
  • marine macroalgae
  • green extracts
  • biotechnology
  • natural compounds
  • food additives
  • high-value compounds
  • shelf-life
  • seafood by-products
  • nutritional profile

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