The first of two related books that kick off the Food Biotechnology series, Functional Foods and Biotechnology: Sources of Functional Foods and Ingredients, focuses on the recent advances in the understanding of the role of cellular, metabolic, and biochemical concepts and processing that are important and relevant to improve functional foods and food ingredients targeting human health benefits. This volume explores sources of ecologically-based diversity of functional foods and food ingredients that are available to enhance diverse nutritional values and functional benefits of foods for better human health outcomes, especially focusing on emerging diet and lifestyle-linked non-communicable chronic disease (NCDs) challenges. The contributors with expertise in the field of Food Biotechnology and Functional Food Ingredients have integrated the recent advances in some common as well as novel sources of functional foods and ingredients from diverse ecological and cultural origins. Further, these chapters also highlight human health relevant bioactive profiles and associated functionalities of these health-promoting compounds, including preventative functional roles for common NCD-linked health benefits.
Overall, the rationale of this book series is focused on Metabolic-Driven Rationale to Advance Biotechnological Approaches for Functional Foods, the synopsis of which is presented as the Introduction chapter, which is followed by a chapter on current understanding about regulatory guidelines for health claims of functional foods and food ingredients. Special topics on nonnutritive sweeteners, caroteneprotein from seafood waste, and Xylooligosaccharides as functional food ingredients for health-focused dietary applications are integrated in this book. Additionally, ecologically and metabolically-driven functional roles of common food sources such as corn, and barley and some novel food sources, such as ancient emmer wheat, black soybean, fava bean, herbs from Lamiaceae and functional protein ingredients and minerals from Lemnaceae are also highlighted in this volume.
The overall goal is to provide insights on role of these functional food and ingredient sources for their integration in wider health-focused food systems, which will help food scientists, food industry personnel, nutritionists, crop science researchers, public health professionals, and policy makers to make appropriate decisions and to formulate strategies for improving health and well-being.
A related book focuses on biological and metabolically driven mobilization of functional bioactives and ingredients and their analysis that is relevant in health and wellness.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Metabolic-Driven Ecological Rationale to Advance Biotechnological Approaches for Functional Foods
Chapter 2 Science Behind the Substantiation of Health Claims in Functional Foods: Current Regulations
SECTION 1 SOURCES OF FUNTIONAL FOODS AND INGREDIENTS
Chapter 3 Bioactive Ingredients from Corn and Lactic Acid Biotransformation
Chapter 4 Human Health Relevant Bioactive Functionalities of Ancient Emmer Wheat
Chapter 5 Functional Bioactives from Barley for Human Health Benefits
Chapter 6 Health Beneficial Functions of Black Soybean Polyphenols
Chapter 7 Bioprocessing Strategies to Enhance L-DOPA and Phenolic Bioactives in the Fava Bean (Vicia faba)
Chapter 8 Human Health Relevant Bioactives and Associated Functionalities of Herbs from Lamiaceae Family
Chapter 9 Lemnaceae: Source Food Supplements to Functional Foods
Chapter 10 Xylooligosaccharides and Their Functional Applications
Chapter 11 Biotechnology of Nonnutritive Sweeteners
Chapter 12 Carotenoprotein from Seafood Waste
The Food Biotechnology Series will bring out from world leading scientists in the field the state of the art advances and innovations in this rapidly growing field that now requires more integrated and systems based thinking for knowledge building and innovations. In systems thinking while individual components of food systems or food processing system is important but the overall functioning, resilience and robustness of the evolved whole system made from individual components shape the system functioning, viability and quality. This approach to this Food Biotechnology series will capture the range of molecular and metabolic based innovations that define the functioning and interplay of food systems for value added food technology advances to meet global food security challenges and needs. The series will focus on processing and quality (including production, nutrition, safety and health relevant ingredients) of various food substrates using biological approaches with emphasis on cellular, metabolic and molecular tools. This will be closely coupled to biological, metabolic and molecular interactions of microbial systems for improved quality and processing as well as safety.