1st Edition

Biotechnology in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Edited By Debasis Bagchi, Francis C. Lau, Dilip K. Ghosh Copyright 2010
    592 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Modern food biotechnology is now a billion-dollar industry, producing functional foods and nutraceuticals that offer a whole host of increased health benefits, including prevention against illness, and chronic and degenerative conditions. Written by a team of top-tier researchers and scientists from around the world, Biotechnology in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals brings you up to speed on the cutting-edge research advances taking place in the field.

    The book begins with an overview of recent advances in biotechnology and their contributions to food science. It then examines the impact of genetic modification on functional foods and explores various aspects of food manufacturing technology. This one-of-a-kind resource also gives insight into quality assurance and food safety and an assessment of where the field currently stands on legal, social, and regulatory aspects of food biotechnology. The book rounds out its solid coverage with a look at future directions in the applications of biotechnology to functional foods and nutraceuticals.

    Biotechnology in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals is the first book of its kind to position functional foods and nutraceuticals in the broader context of emerging technologies, making it a one-stop reference for food and nutrition scientists as well as researchers in the functional foods and nutraceuticals industries, nutritionists, dieticians, and supplement manufacturers.

    Advances in Biotechnology for the Production of Functional Foods
    Yun-Hwa Peggy Hsieh and Jack Appiah Ofori
    Functional Foods and Biotechnology in Japan
    Harukazu Fukami
    Basic and Clinical Studies on Active Hexose Correlated Compound
    Takehito Miura, Kentaro Kitadate, Hiroshi Nishioka, and Koji Wakame
    Biotechnology and Breeding for Enhancing the Nutritional Value of Berry Fruit
    Jessica Scalzo and Bruno Mezzetti
    Improving the Bioavailability of Polyphenols
    Tetsuya Konishi and M. Mamunur Rahman
    The Function of the Next Generation Polyphenol, "Oligonol"
    Takehito Miura, Kentaro Kitadate, and Hajime Fujii
    Application of Biotechnology in the Development of a Healthy Oil Capable of Suppressing Fat Accumulation in the Body
    Hiroyuki Takeuchi
    Effects of Nutraceutical Antioxidants on Age-Related Hearing Loss
    Shinichi Someya, Tomas A. Prolla, and Masaru Tanokura

    Increased Production of Nutriments by Genetically Engineered Bacteria
    Kazuhiko Tabata and Satoshi Koizumi
    Recent Advances in the Development of Transgenic Pulse Crops
    Susan Eapen
    The Improvement and Enhancement of Phyto-Ingredients Using New Technology of Genetic Recombination
    Hisabumi Takase
    Metabolic Engineering of Bioactive Phenylpropanoids in Crops
    Kevin M. Davies
    The Use of Biotechnology to Reduce the Dependency of Crop Plants on Fertilizers, Pesticides, and Other Agrochemicals
    Zeba F. Alam
    Animal Biotechnology: Applications and Potential Risks
    Rama Shanker Verma, Abhilash, Sugapriya M.D., and Chithra R.
    Application of Micro-RNA in Regenerative Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
    Ji Wu, Huacheng Luo, Li Zhou, and Jie Xiang
    Microbial Production of Organic Acids and its Improvement by Genome Shuffling
    Takashi Yamada

    Microalgal Biotechnology in the Production of Nutraceuticals
    Niels-Henrik Norsker, Maria Barbosa, and René Wijffels
    The Innovation of Technology for Microalgae Cultivation and its Application for Functional Foods and the Nutraceutical Industry
    Akira Satoh, Masaharu Ishikura, Nagisa Murakami, Kai Zhang, and Daisuke Sasaki
    Production of Nattokinase as a Fibrinolytic Enzyme by an Ingenious Fermentation Technology: Safety and Efficacy Studies
    Shinsaku Takaoka, Kazuya Ogasawara, and Hiroyoshi Moriyama
    Synthesis of Antihypertensive GABA-Enriched Dairy Products Using Lactic Acid Bacteria
    Kazuhito Hayakawa
    Production of High-Quality Probiotics Using Novel Fermentation and Stabilization Technologies
    Franck Grattepanche and Christophe Lacroix
    Tracking the Careers of Grape and Wine Polymers Using Biotechnology and Systems Biology
    John P. Moore and Benoit Divol
    The Impact of Supercritical Extraction and Fractionation Technology on the Functional Food and Nutraceutical Industry
    Andrés Moure, Beatriz Díaz-Reinoso, Herminia Domínguez, and Juan Carlos Parajó
    The Application of Nanotechnology to Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals to Enhance Their Bioactivities
    Ping-Chung Kuo

    Enhancing the Nutritional Quality of Fruit Juices: Advanced Technologies for Juice Extraction and Pasteurization
    Robert D. Hancock and Derek Stewart
    Probiotics: Health Benefits, Efficacy, and Safety
    Nagendra P. Shah
    Use of High Pressure Technology to Inactivate Bacterial Spores in Foods
    Noriyuki Igura, Seiji Noma, and Mitsuya Shimoda

    Regulations of Biotechnology: Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) and Health Claims
    Ryan R. Simon, Earle R. Nestmann, Kathy Musa-Veloso, and Ian C. Munro
    Global Food Biotechnology Regulations and Urgency for Harmonization
    Dilip Ghosh and Peter Williams

    Future Strategies for the Development of Biotechnology-Enhanced Functional Foods and Their Contribution to Human Nutrition
    Dilip Ghosh, Francis C. Lau, and Debasis Bagchi


    Francis C. Lau, Debasis Bagchi, Dilip K. Ghosh

    This multi-authored book written by experts with vast experience in these areas covers the biotechnology in functional foods, nutraceuticals, and health claims. The book is well organized, explores new sources of nutraceutical and functional food ingredients, and addresses crucial issues for product development, processing, and post-launch monitoring. It presents the latest developments in the chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, epidemiology, engineering, and processing of functional foods.
    —Asim K Duuaroy, Professor Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, writing in Food & Nutrition Research, 2011

    This book is certainly not for the faint-hearted. From the very first chapter you are thrust deep into the historical roots of biotechnology and its impact on many of our staple foods. ... the editors have compiled experts in of each of the fields covered, including biofortification, genetic engineering and modified nutrients. ... The editors have provided a well-summarised reference book in an emerging area of nutrition science. With few other reference books of this magnitude available it certainly fills a need in the literature. ... this book certainly will have appeal to nutrition academics, researchers or biotechnology enthusiasts to be used as a comprehensive reference.
    —Craig Patch, PhD, MBA, Grad Dip Nutr Diet, BAppSc, AdvAPD, Innovation Manager, Clover Corporation, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Nutrition & Dietetics, 2011, Vol. 68