Special Issue "Anthocyanins: Extraction, Purification and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2021).
Anthocyanins are key molecules in several research topics, from food quality and nutrition, to health, cosmetic, textile, packaging, or sensors research fields. The great interest that has been given to these natural compounds is mainly generated by their color diversity, spanning practically the whole visible spectrum and by the wide range of biological activities described either for individual or mixture of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins’ chemistry and stability is influenced by two main routes, supramolecular and metamorphose chemistry. All these have crucial implications on anthocyanins functions, from their color and sensorial features, to their physicochemical state, antioxidant properties, transport mechanisms in biological systems, bioavailability, metabolism, and implication for disease alleviation pathways.
This Special Issue is dedicated to the most recent advances on the extraction, purification, and innovative applications of plant anthocyanins, specially focused on the chemical and biological features of these molecules. Furthermore, articles addressing the interactions that occur within plant-based food products, namely with polysaccharides, proteins, and fibers (physically or covalently linked), relating to anthocyanins functions in food and health benefits, are also in the scope of this Molecules Special Issue.
Dr. Ana Fernandes
Manuscript Submission Information
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- food quality
- biological activities
- antioxidant properties
- plant food products