Special Issue "Process Optimization and Quality Improvement of Fermented Foods and Beverages"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 89

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Food Science, National Research Council, ISA-CNR, Avellino, Italy
Interests: fermented foods; lactic acid bacteria (LAB); yeasts; food microbiology; food quality; PCR-based techniques; starter cultures; probiotic; antimicrobial activity
Institute of Food Science, National Research Council, ISA-CNR, Avellino, Italy
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; fermented foods and beverages; microbial communities; yeasts; starter cultures; stress response in LAB during food processing and transit through the gastro-intestinal tract
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microbial fermentations, which were mainly used to preserve raw plant and/or animal matrices, are today increasingly used to improve the sensorial features, shelf-life and health properties of fermented foods. Numerous microorganisms, through their metabolic activity, can improve the flavour, nutritional and health properties of fermented foods and beverages. Consequently, scientific and industrial interest is increasingly directed towards the microbial-driven fermentations for the formulation of new fermented foods and beverages with safe, healthy and functional properties.

Despite the many favourable properties of fermentation and the microorganisms traditionally used in food fermentation, there are still process optimisation problems that need to be overcome. Optimising fermentation procedures is necessary to identify the best processing conditions that increase the yield of a production process and lead quality characteristics in the desired direction.

Therefore, we invite you to submit your recent research in this area to the Special Issue of Foods under the title “Process Optimization and Quality Improvement of Fermented Foods and Beverages". This Special Issue aims to cover recent studies addressing technological, microbiological, biochemical, nutritional and health aspects for the delivery of better, safer and more cost-effective fermented food products and beverages.

Dr. Tiziana Di Renzo
Dr. Anna Reale
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • optimization
  • processing technologies
  • food quality
  • fermentation
  • fermented beverages
  • fermented foods
  • starter culture
  • microorganism
  • lactic acid bacteria
  • yeast

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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