Special Issue "Probiotics and Functional Foods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2019) | Viewed by 33746
Interests: bioactive ingredients; surface-active compounds; natural products; cosmetic formulations; green technology; waste valorization; fermentation; Lactobacillus species; probiotic and prebiotic properties
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The interest of consumers in the relationship between diet and health has increased over the years. In this sense, functional foods are nourishments that contain bioactive ingredients that can improve health and/or help to prevent certain diseases when they have been taken as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. There are different types of functional foods, such as: (i) food with specific fatty acids, dietary fiber, vitamins, or minerals, (ii) food with biologically active components, like antioxidants, or (iii) probiotics substances. Among them, probiotics are an emerging category of functional foods, as they can provide health benefits above the traditional nutrition function when they are incorporated into food and pharmaceutical or cosmetic products.
However, probiotic food must be formulated with living microorganisms (e.g., lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria) and, consequently, these products have a short shelf life in comparison to other types of food.
The objective of this Special Issue is to focus on: (i) food bioactive ingredients; (ii) the characterization of functional foods based on their composition, efficacy, safety, and nutritional/healthy aspects, (iii) the development of food products with functional substances, and (iv) the regulatory perspectives for functional foods. For that, original research articles, reviews, industrial cases, and short communications are welcomed and encouraged.
Dr. Xanel Vecino
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- Food ingredients
- Bioactive components
- Healthy food
- Food technology
- Functional foods
- Food supplement
- Regulation aspects