Bioactive Compounds from Plant Origins: Extraction, Applications, and Potential Health Benefits, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Bioactive Compounds from Plant Origins

Extraction, Applications, and Potential Health Benefits, 1st Edition

Edited by Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Colin Barrow

Apple Academic Press

308 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 30 B/W Illus.

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This new volume explores the importance of phytochemicals from plants in therapeutics and human health. Its focus is on the extraction of bioactive compounds and their applications in human health. Natural products and their bioactive compounds are increasingly utilized in preventive and therapeutic medication as well as for the production of pharmaceutical supplements and more recently as food additives to increase the functionality of foods.

The first section of the volume describes recent advances in the extraction of bioactive compounds from various sources. It looks at advanced extraction techniques such as enzyme-assisted, microwave-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, pressurized liquid extraction, and supercritical extraction techniques, which are described in detail.

Part 2, on bioactive compounds and health claims, covers the roles of different bioactive compounds and their health-promoting potential for lifestyle diseases. The incorporation of functional food, nutraceuticals, and bioactives in daily diets helps to prevent the progression of chronic disorders.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Extraction Of Bioactive Compounds And Their Applications

1. Extraction of Bioactive Molecules: Conventional vs. Novel Methods

Muhammad Kamran Khan et al.

2. Extraction of Bioactive Compounds: Conventional and Green Extraction Techniques

Afka Deen, Rizliya Visvanathan, and Ruvini Liyanage

3. Bioactive Components in Fruits and Vegetables

Aamir Shehzad et al.

4. Phytochemicals from Fruit Wastes for Sustainable and Socially Acceptable Poultry Production

Zafar Hayat et al.

Part 2: Bioactive Compunds and Health Claims

5. Crocin, A Mechanistic Treatise

Muhammad Imran et al.

6. Grapes, A Nutritional Key to Combat Various Maladies

Tabussam Tufail et al.

7. Phytochemistry and a Potential Therapeutic Perspective of Melon Seeds

Afshan Shafi et al.

8. Linalool, A Natural Chemotherapy against Various Maladies

Muhammad Imran et al.

9. Garlic: From Nutritional to Nutraceutical Viewpoint

Kanza Aziz Awan et al.

10. Health Perspectives of Persimmon

Muhammad Imran et al.

About the Editors

<br>Hafiz Suleria, PhD, is the Alfred Deakin Research Fellow at Deakin University, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Recently, he has completed postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetic and Health at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. He is an Honorary Fellow in the Diamantina Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Suleria has been awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for his PhD research at University of Queensland (UQ) School of Medicine, the Translational Research Institute (TRI), in collaboration with the Commonwealth and Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO, Australia).

Before joining the UQ, he worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Food Sciences at the Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He also worked as a Research Associate in the PAK-US Joint Project funded by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, and the Department of State, USA, with the collaboration of the University of Massachusetts, USA, and the National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

His major research focus is on food nutrition, particularly in the screening of bioactive molecules—isolation, purification, and characterization using various cutting-edge techniques from different plants, marine, and animal sources, in vitro, in vivo bioactivities, cell culture and animal modelling. He has worked on functional foods and nutraceuticals, food and function, and alternative medicine.

Dr. Suleria has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers in different reputed/impact journals. He is also in collaboration with more than ten universities where he is working as a co-supervisor/special member for PhD and postgraduate students and also involved in joint publications, projects, and grants.

<br>Colin Barrow, PhD, is the Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair of Biotechnology at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, where he is Director of the Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology. He has previously published two books, including one entitled Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods. Dr. Barrow has an H-index of 43, with more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and over 8000 total citations.

Dr. Barrow has held senior roles in both industry and academia. Prior to joining Deakin University, he spent eight years leading the research and development at Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) as Executive Vice President of Research and Development. ONC was the world leader in research and commercialization of large scale omega-3 processing and functional food ingredient development and the largest marine biotechnology company in Canada.

He was previously on the Expert Advisory Committee for the Canadian Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPD), is a founding member of the International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF), and was a member of Board of Directors for the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL). Professor Barrow was awarded the Nova Scotia Biotechnology and Life Sciences Industry Association (BIONOVA) award for Research Excellence in 2007. He was appointed Guest Professor at Yunnan Minzu University (2015 to 2018), at Qingdao University (2014 onwards), and at the Oil Crops Research Institute Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2017 to 2022).

His research focuses on food biotechnology and the application of nanomaterials and enzymes for industrial purposes, including structure-function of lipases and graphene for biological applications, as well as a broad spectrum of natural products chemistry, biological chemistry, and food chemistry. Professor Barrow has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and an MBA from Penn State University in the USA.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany