Special Issue "Essential Oils"
A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016).
Prof. Dr. Esther Sendra
AgroFood Technology Department, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Orihuela, Miguel Hernández University, Orihuela, Spain
Interests: dairy foods; functional dairy products: probiotics, prebiotics and fibers; effect of animal feeding on milk quality and properties; foods of animal origin; quality and product development and improvement; fatty acid analysis of foods; gas chromatography
Essential oils (EOs) have a long history of being used in foods as flavor agents and in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, mainly for topical uses. In recent years, other applications of EOs are under study, such as their use in foods as antioxidant and antimicrobials, as well as their incorporation into foods to gain benefit from their bioactive properties. Health promoting properties, recently linked to aromatic and medicinal plants, as well as to their EOs, are increasingly growing, examples include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, among others. A huge number of traditionally used plants are being evaluated for the composition and potential benefits from their EOs. Several issues need to be addressed in the near future regarding EOs application to foods, such as compatibility with other food ingredients, incorporation into packaging systems, interactions with other ingredients, in vivo effects, bioavailability of active compounds, determination of admissible daily intake, or maximum doses to be used in food.
Prof. Dr. Esther Sendra
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- essential oils
- food-related microorganisms
- antimicrobial activity
- action mechanisms
- antioxidant activity
- volatile compounds