Special Issue "Biochemical and Nutritional Changes during Food Processing and Storage"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Vibeke Orlien

University of Copenhagen, Department of Food Science
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Interests: non-thermal food processing technologies, high pressure, protein modification, protein functionality, food design
Guest Editor
Dr. Tomas Bolumar, Research Scientist

Max Rubner Institute, Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food, Department of Safety and Quality of Meat
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Interests: meat processing and packaging, meat products, meat biochemistry, novel food processing methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food processing by humans goes a long way back in time, e.g., heat for cooking was used 1.9 million years ago. However, now, meal preparation seems to be moving out of the home kitchen and pre-processed or processed/convenience food products are becoming a larger part of daily diet. In addition, consumers are progressively focusing on the impact of their food on health, and demand foods that have a high nutritional quality, aroma and natural flavor, similar to freshly-made products. Therefore, nutritional quality is concurrent with food safety, and sensory perception is becoming an increasingly-important factor in food choices. The human digestive tract disintegrates food in order for the nutrients to be released and be made available to the body. However, nutrients can undergo unwanted degradation upon processing and subsequent storage, negatively influencing the physiological effects. Different processing techniques will result in different food structures, thereby also affecting bioaccessibility and nutritional value. Hence, food scientists and industry have an increased interest in both conventional and innovative processing methods, which can provide products of good quality and of high nutritional value, along with a stable shelf life.

This Special Issue aims to shed some light on the latest knowledge about and developments within the effect of food processing and storage on changes of biochemical and nutritional compounds. Both, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

Prof. Vibeke Orlien
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Food processing
  • Process technology
  • Biochemical and nutritional changes
  • Food structure and nutritional properties
  • Food component bioaccessibility

Published Papers

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