Special Issue "Natural Products Used as Foods and Food Ingredients"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: functional foods; traditional chinese herbal medicines; natural products; disease prevention; food chemistry and toxicology; maillard reaction; enzymatic browning and cosmetic chemistry
Interests: functional foods and nutraceuticals; natural products and cancer; food chemistry and toxicology; agro-food quality control
Natural products are a rich source of biologically/pharmacologically-active compounds. Natural products have been used as food ingredients/additives to improve food quality, inhibit the formation of toxic compounds such as heterocyclic amines, acrylamide, AGEs, etc., and for their purported medical benefits. Their incorporation in foods may also raise some issues related to food safety and their health benefits. Under food processing, they may go through thermal degradation, be metabolized and turned into novel compounds during fermentation, and participate into complex reactions in food systems, such as maillard reaction, lipid peroxidation, and caramelization reaction subsequently inducing different toxicological/beneficial effects from what we are expecting.
This Special Issue on “Natural Products Used as Foods and Food Ingredients” welcomes original research and reviews on: (1) The safety and regulation of natural products used as foods and food ingredients as “poison is in everything, and nothing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy”. (2) The inhibitory effects and mechanisms of natural products on food toxic compounds formation during food storage/processing. (3) The benefical effects of natural products, such as improvement of food quality and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancers, etc. (4) The chemical and bioactivity change of nature products during food processing. (5) The release of natural products under different types of food processing.
Prof. Dr. Mingfu Wang
Prof. Dr. Yueliang Zhao
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- Natural products
- Dietary supplements
- Food ingredients
- Safety and regulation
- Food quality control
- Health benefits
- Chemical and bioactivity change
- Release of nature products
- Food processing.