1st Edition

Cereals and Cereal-Based Foods Functional Benefits and Technological Advances for Nutrition and Healthcare

Edited By Megh R. Goyal, Kamaljit Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur Copyright 2022
    340 Pages 4 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    340 Pages 4 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    340 Pages 4 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This book volume sheds light on the health benefits of selected cereal grains, processing technologies of cereals, specific roles of bioactive compounds of cereals in chronic disease prevention, and traditional and latest technologies to improve the functional benefits of cereal-based products. It presents a thorough review of the functional components of some lesser known or forgotten cereals and their role in maintaining good health.

    With advancements in cereal science and technology, new methods of processing have emerged that help to preserve or even enhance the health-benefitting properties of cereal grains. Further, plant breeding and biotechnology have contributed greatly in improving nutritional quality and functionality of these grains. This book provides comprehensive information on the simple as well as advanced methodologies for enhancing the properties of cereals that benefit human health. Some new approaches such as bio-fortification and extraction of bioactives from cereals are also included in the text.

    Part 1: Functional Benefits of Cereal Grains

    1. Barley-Based Functional Foods

    Prabhjot Kaur et al.

    2. Pearl Millet: Health Foods for the Future

    Jaspreet Kaur et al.

    3. Oats: Biochemical, Health Benefits, and Future Aspects

    Sandeep Singh, Shubhpreet Kaur, and Gursharan Kaur

    4. Maize: A Potential Grain for Functional and Nutritional Properties

    Ramandeep Kaur, Akanksha Pahwa, and Suresh Bhise

    Part 2: Technological Advances In Processing Of Cereals For Healthcare

    5. Current Trends in Multigrain Foods for Healthcare

    Kamaljit Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, and Amarjeet Kaur

    6. Utilization of Pseudocereals in Bakery Products and Healthcare

    Gursharan Kaur, Ritu Priya, and Sandeep Singh

    7. Chia Seeds: Composition, Health Benefits, and Potential Applications

    Reshu Rajput et al.

    8. Novel Whole Grain Foods: Nutritional and Phytochemical Properties for Healthcare

    Manreet Singh Bhullar et al.

    Part 3: Novel Strategies To Enhance Bioactive Compounds In Cereals

    9. Biofortification Strategies for Wheat and Wheat-Based Products

    Diksha Bassi et al.

    10. Innovative Packaging for Cereals and Cereal-Based Products

    Ramandeep Kaur and Kamaljit Kaur

    11. Cereal-Based Nutrients and Phytochemicals: Traditional and Novel Processing Techniques for Increasing Bioavailability

    Harinderjeet Kaur Bhullar et al.

    Part 4: Role of Cereals In Disease Management

    12. Foods for Gluten Intolerance

    Ashwani Kumar et al.

    13. Cereals for Prevention of Disease Conditions for Better Health

    Simran Kaur Arora

    14. Cereal-Based Low Glycemic Index Foods for Healthcare

    Gursharan Kaur and Ritu Priya



    Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus.

    Kamaljit Kaur, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Department of Food Science and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India.

    Jaspreet Kaur, PhD, is Assistant Food Technologist in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India.