Special Issue "Enzymes in Food Processing"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2023 | Viewed by 429

Special Issue Editors

Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Product Improvement Institute (KAPI), Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
Interests: extraction, characterization, and application of plant enzyme; bioactive compounds; biodegradable polyesters
Food Technology Program, Kanchanaburi Campus, Mahidol University, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Interests: food science and technology; enzymatic process; bioactive compounds; bio-based materials and packaging; biodegradation of polyesters

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Both conventional and novel food products can be obtained from the use of enzymes. Natural enzymes have been employed to make foods such as cheese, beer, wine, and vinegar since the beginning of human civilization. Their role in food processing, including in the manufacturing of soy sauce, the tenderization of meat, the production of cheese, and in baking and brewing, has also been acknowledged for many centuries. Enzymes also provide a comprehensive and varied selection of specialized tools for the preparation of food and beverages. They can work incredibly effectively to reduce the usage of chemical food additives, extend shelf life, enrich flavour, improve texture, and control process time. Complex molecules are broken down by enzymes into smaller molecules, such as sugar from carbohydrates. In addition to their great reputation, enzymes have the advantages of high activity, specificity, and cost-effectiveness, which makes them the most affordable choice in those areas of food processing. Being naturally occurring substances, enzymes are, therefore, always preferred by consumers. Recently, environmental concerns and consumer demands are driving the need for alternative food production methods, including for future food.

In this Special Issue, we invite researchers to contribute their original or review articles related to enzymes in food processing. The use of enzymes to tailor the desirable physicochemical and biological properties of food products in food processing and the food industry is awaiting new research and development in this area. 

Prof. Dr. Pilanee Vaithanomsat
Prof. Dr. Amnat Jarerat
Guest Editors

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  • alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
  • fat and oil processing
  • cereal and grain processing
  • bakery and confectionary products
  • sugar and sweetener processing
  • fermented foods
  • marine and fishery products
  • meat and poultry products
  • fruit and vegetables
  • future food

Published Papers

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