This book, Volume II of Functional Foods and Biotechnology focuses on the biotransformation and analysis of functional foods and ingredients. It describes the use of microbial sources, traditional fermentations and microbial bioprocessing of plant and animal substrates for functional foods and ingredients. Written for food scientist applying biotechnological processes, this book explores the diversity of plant food sources and metabolic innovations for functional food and ingredients and it focuses on plant and microbial-based concepts as source of functional foods and ingredients.
Part I: BIOTRANSFORMATION OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS AND INGREDIENTS. Metabolic Modulation of Abiotic Stress Response for Improvement of Functional Ingredients in Food Plants. Biotransformation of Food-Related Phytochemicals by the Gut Bacteria Biotransformation of Food-Related Phytochemicals by the Gut Bacteria. Biotransformation of Tuber Crop Ingredients with Lactic Acid Bacteria-Focus on Functional Food and Disease Prevention. Lactic Acid Fermentation and Bioactive Enrichment of Functional Ingredients in Berries. New Innovations in Fermentation Biotechnology of Traditional Foods of the Indian Sub-Continent. Fermentation Biotechnology of African Traditional Foods. Fermentation Biotechnology of African Traditional Foods. Improved Traditional Fermented Foods of the Mediterranean Region – Health Benefits as Functional Foods. Tequila: Biotechnology of its Production. Technologies for Microbial Production of Food Ingredients. Phospholipase D Inhibition by Hexanal, and its Applications in Enhancing Shelf Life and Quality of Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers. Production and Recovery of Enzymes for Functional Food Processing. Enzymatic Bioprocessing of Tropical Seafood Wastes to Functional Foods. Egg Yolk Antibodies Farming for Passive Immunotherapy. Part II: ANALYSIS OF FUNCTIONAL FOODS AND INGREDIENTS. Applications of Cell and Cell Based Models to Screen the Health Promoting Properties of Dietary Components. Biological Functions and Health Benefits of Food Polyphenols. Plant Phytochemicals for Cancer Chemoprevention: Applications and Advantages. Beneficial Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) Based Biotransformation of Plant and Dairy Substrates to Enhance Type 2 Diabetes Relevant Health Benefits. The Potential Roles and Implications of Microbiota on Maternal and Child Health. Genetic Characterization of Antimicrobial Peptides. Natural Antimicrobials from Plants for Food Applications. Quorum Sensing Inhibitors from Phytochemicals and Food Sources and their Potential Applications in Food Quality.