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Special Issue "25th Anniversary of Molecules—Advances in Food Chemistry, Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, and Dietary Bioactives: Celebrating the Lifetime Achievements of Professor Fereidoon Shahidi"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ryszard Amarowicz

Guest Editor
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: analytical chemistry; polymer chemistry; food science
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Dr. Adriano Costa de Camargo
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Antioxidants, Nutrition and Food Technology Institute, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Interests: food chemistry; functional foods; nutraceuticals; lipids; phenolics; non-communicable diseases; food irradiation; ultrasound; oxidative stress; antioxidants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Molecules, a peer-reviewed open access journal of chemistry. Molecules has published more than 20,000 papers from more than 65,000 authors. More than 34,000 reviewers have submitted at least one review report. We value the contributions made by authors and reviewers. To celebrate this 25th anniversary, we are launching a themed Issue titled, “Advances in Food Chemistry, Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, and Dietary Bioactives: Celebrating the Lifetime Achievements of Professor Dr. Fereidoon Shahidi”.

Fereidoon Shahidi, Ph.D., FACS, FAGFD-ACS, FAOCS, FCIC, FCIFST, FIAFoST, FIFT, FISNFF, FRSC—the most highly cited scholar in food science, agricultural science, antioxidants, functional foods, and nutraceuticals, according to Google Scholar, with an h index of 138 and over 85,000 citations—is a University Research Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. He is cross-appointed at the Department of Biology and Ocean Sciences as well as the Aquaculture Program at MUN, and serves as an adjunct professor in several universities internationally. He has authored some 1000 research papers and book chapters, 76 books, and 10 patents. His research interests are in the areas of food chemistry, lipid science, antioxidants, phenolics, nutraceuticals, and functional foods. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Dr. Shahidi has received numerous awards from different societies and has served on and chaired many committees, both nationally and internationally.  He is currently the elected chair of the Scientific Council of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST). He serves as the editor-in-chief (EiC) of the Journal of Food Bioactives and the journal of Food Production, Processing, and Nutrition. Shahidi is the principal founder of the International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF) and Founding EiC of the Journal of Functional Foods, for which he served in that capacity for 10 years. He served as an editorial board member and an editor of Food Chemistry for a quarter of a century. He was also the principal founder of the Nutraceutical and Functional Food Division of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). He has trained over 120 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting professors, and other highly qualified personnel, now his colleagues, in key positions in more than a dozen countries in five continents.

Dr. Shahidi stands out for his professional ethics, thoughtfulness, and sensibility, as well as his kindness and generosity in the guidance of young scientists. Therefore, as former members of his lab and because of our long-term association and collaboration, we are proud and honored to be guest editors of the Special Issue Advances in Food Chemistry, Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, and Dietary Bioactives, which recognizes and celebrates the lifetime achievements of Dr. Fereidoon Shahidi.  We invite all research groups around the globe to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting comprehensive/short reviews or original articles.

Prof. Dr. Ryszard Amarowicz
Dr. Adriano Costa de Camargo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Food chemistry
  • Functional foods
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Dietary bioactives
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Identification
  • Quantification
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Inflammation
  • Food application
  • Food processing

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Plasma and Urinary (Poly)phenolic Profiles after 4-Week Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) Intake with or without Fructo-Oligosaccharide Supplementation
Molecules 2020, 25(20), 4777; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25204777 - 17 Oct 2020
Abstract
Red raspberries (RRB) are high in anthocyanin- and ellagitannin- type (poly)phenols. This study aimed to investigate the effect of 4-week RRB supplementation on (poly)phenolic metabolism in adults with prediabetes and insulin-resistance (PreDM-IR); and whether adding fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), prebiotics, would augment the microbial metabolites [...] Read more.
Red raspberries (RRB) are high in anthocyanin- and ellagitannin- type (poly)phenols. This study aimed to investigate the effect of 4-week RRB supplementation on (poly)phenolic metabolism in adults with prediabetes and insulin-resistance (PreDM-IR); and whether adding fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), prebiotics, would augment the microbial metabolites of RRB (poly)phenols. In a randomized crossover clinical trial, subjects (n = 35: PreDM-IR, n = 25; healthy Reference group, n = 10) consumed 1 cup RRB (fresh weight equivalence) per day and RRB with 8 g FOS per day each for 4 weeks in random order separated by 4-week washout. Plasma and urinary (poly)phenolic metabolites were characterized after (0–24 h) consuming a RRB-based test drink (2 cups RRB) at baseline/week 0 and again after 4-week supplementations. A total of 123 (poly)phenolic metabolites were quantified. After 4-week RRB supplementation, several metabolite groups were significantly increased (p < 0.05), including urolithins, phenyl-γ-valerolactones, and phenolic acids. Supplementing FOS with RRB for 4 weeks enhanced benzoic acid derivatives compared to the baseline (p < 0.05). Specific effects of supplementation by metabolic status indicated 4-week RRB supplementation significantly increased microbial metabolites that were lower in PreDM-IR group. Our results suggest alterations in the capacity of PreDM-IR group to metabolize and render bioavailable raspberry-derived (poly)phenols when consumed regularly. Full article
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