Quantitative NMR and MRI Methods Applied for Foodstuffs

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Analytical Methods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 80

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL), University of Bologna, 47521 Cesena, Italy
Interests: metabolomics; HR-NMR; foodomics; nutrimetabolomics; chemometrics
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL), University of Bologna, 47521 Cesena, Italy
Interests: metabonomic studies; food biochemistry; in vitro digestion; foodomics; bioactive food components; antioxidants; (poly)phenols; n−3 fatty acids; functional foods; cell culture; nutrigenomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to inform you about a new Special Issue on “Quantitative NMR and MRI Methods Applied for Foodstuffs”. This Special Issue will provide a platform for experts to publish research on the most recent and advanced applications of quantitative NMR (qNMR) and magnetic resonance imaging q(MRI) methods in the foods field. qNMR and MRI methods have found several different applications in the analysis and characterization of foodstuffs. These techniques offer non-destructive, non-invasive, and rapid analysis capabilities, becoming valuable tools for the assessment of food quality and authenticity, as well as for the evaluation of their nutritional values. Information on MR images and spectra can be manipulated and used to determine food components, such as water, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. At the same time, they can be exploited to assess the distribution of moisture, fat, and other components within food matrices, providing insights into texture, homogeneity, and overall quality. Thus, this Special Issue is open to original works and reviews that explore the application of qNMR and MRI in the field of food analysis, including topics such as in vitro digestion.

Dr. Gianfranco Picone
Dr. Francesca Danesi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • food authenticity
  • food quality
  • qNMR spectroscopy
  • MR imaging
  • metabolomics
  • water mobility and binding
  • green chemistry
  • in vitro digestion
  • bioactive compounds

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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