Special Issue "Effect of Processing Technology on Nutrition and Health Functional Quality of Fruits and Vegetables"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 147

Special Issue Editor

French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), UMR Qualisud, 34398 Montpellier, France
Interests: food chemistry; processing; anthocyanins; phenolic compounds; tropical fruit; bioactive compounds; red blood cells; foods and beverages; metabolomics; food science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Beyond pleasure, the primary purpose of food is to provide nutrients to nourish our basic metabolism and fully satisfy all our needs in order to prevent chronic food-related diseases. Additionally, the modern way of life demands increasingly attractive, safe, and easy-to-prepare or ready-to-eat foods with an increasingly longer shelf life. Most often, these objectives come into conflict. How can they be reconciled without properly understanding the impact of processing unit operations on the nutritional and functional health quality of processed food products? The aim is to put humans back at the center of food science by integrating, among other things, the impact of processes on the bioavailability of nutrients and the host/microbiota interaction. There is a critical lack of knowledge in this area, but innovative methods exist which can help to approach this topic. All articles dealing with this issue are welcome.

Dr. Fabrice Vaillant
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • bioavailability 
  • preservation 
  • processing 
  • nutri-metabolomics 
  • microbiota 
  • biofluids 
  • bio-guidance of processes 
  • biomarkers of food intake 
  • integrated approach

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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