Special Issue "Nutritional Value of Grain-Based Foods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2019
Grains are the basis of daily diet worldwide. They are the seeds of plants, belonging mainly to the botanical groups of cereals, pseudo cereals and legumes.
They contribute macro nutrients to the human diet, mainly carbohydrates, but also proteins and lipids and micro nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, but they also are an important source of dietary fiber and bioactives, particularly wholegrains, which are interesting for the production of high-value food products with enhanced health benefits. The content of the aforesaid components vary in grains, depending on genetics and growing conditions, including environment and husbandry.
Humans cannot consume them in the raw state, as such grains undergo a number of processing steps that might include dehulling, milling, dough making, extrusion, bread making, couscous making, and pasta making, up to home cooking. Moreover, different kinds of grains can be combined in the same product to take advantage, in some cases, of the complementarity of composition, thus giving origin to a product with an improved nutritional value (see the combination of cereals and legumes).
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect studies on the latest developments in grain science with regards, in particular, to the improvement of the nutritional value of raw materials due to breeding and/or growing conditions, and the role of processing in keeping or enhancing grain nutritional potentials for the development of healthy and attractive improved traditional or new products for human consumption.
Dr. Marina Carcea
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- pseudo cereals