1st Edition

Natural Food Products and Waste Recovery Healthy Foods, Nutrition Design, and Extraction of Valuable Compounds

    334 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    334 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    334 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Natural Food Products and Waste Recovery: Healthy Foods, Nutrition Design, and Extraction of Valuable Compounds addresses important issues in the design of functional foods and nutraceuticals, extraction of essential compounds, and food waste management.

    Topics in the nutrition section cover a diverse range of topics, including uses and regulations of functional foods and ingredients, supplements, nutraceuticals, and superfoods; informatics and methods in nutrition design and development; and molecular modeling techniques in food and nutrition development. The volume goes on to address properties, microstructural characteristics, and extraction techniques of bioactive compounds. Chapters also cover the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in food waste management, mitigation, and reuse strategies for food waste.

    This research-based volume is a valuable reference for professionals involved in product development and researchers focusing on food products. It will be of great interest to postgraduate students and researchers in environmental policy and waste management, as well as policymakers and practitioners in consumer issues and business.


    1. Bovine Colostrum: Food Supplement

    Nikita Shevkar, Ramesh Gadekar, Swati Talele, and Anil Jadhav

    2. Molecular Modeling: Novel Techniques in Food and Nutrition Development

    Khemchand R. Surana, Eknath D. Ahire, Vijayraj N. Sonawane, Swati G. Talele, and G. S. Talele

    3. Informatics and Methods in Nutrition Design and Development

    Khemchand R. Surana, Eknath D. Ahire, Vijayraj N. Sonawane, Swati G. Talele, and G. S. Talele

    4. Functional Foods and Ingredients, Supplements, Nutraceuticals, and Superfoods Uses and Regulation

    Luis E. Estrada-Gil, Juan C. Contreras-Esquivel, Marco A. Mata-Gómez, Adriana C. Flores-Gallegos, Alejandro Zugasti-Cruz, Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera, Mayela Govea-Salas, and J. A. Ascacio-Valdés


    5. Non-Starch Polysaccharides Extraction from Cereal By-Products Applying Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) as Pretreatment: An Overview

    Brenda C. Ramirez-Gonzalez, Maria I. Castillo-Sanchez, Rodrigo Macias-Garbet, Ena D. Bolaina-Lorenzo, Ana Mayela Ramos-Del-La-Peña, Merab M. Rios-Licea, Viviana C. Guillermo-Balderas, Paulina V. Parga-Hernandez, Oscar F. Vázquez-Vuelvas, Julio C. Montañez, Emilio Mendez-Merino, and Juan Carlos Contreras-Esquivel

    6. Research Progress on Application of Celluclast® as a Processing Aid for Pectin Extraction from Kiwifruit Pomace: A Mini Review

    Gabriela P. Cid-Ibarra, María G. Rodríguez-Delgado, Eva L. Fernández-Rodríguez, Carlos N. Cano-Gonzalez, Adriana J. Sañudo-Barajas, Julio C. Montañez, Ana Mayela Ramos-De-La-Peña, Rosabel Velez-De-La-Rocha, Merab Magaly Rios-Licea, Oscar F. Vazquez-Vuelvas, Emilio Mendez-Merino, and Juan Carlos Contreras-Esquivel

    7. Lectins from Viscum album (Mistletoe) Plants as Bioactive Compounds for Cancer Treatment

    J. Daniel García-Garcíaa, Melany García-Moreno, Roberto Arredondo-Valdés, Rodolfo Ramos-González, Mónica Lizeth Chávez-González, José Luis Martínez-Hernández, Elda Patricia Segura-Ceniceros, Mayela Govea-Salas, Sandra Cecilia Esparza-González, and Anna Ilyina

    8. Study of Refractance Window Dried Shredded Carrot and Analysis of Its Physical Properties

    Preetisagar Talukdar, Pranjal Pratim Das, Dr. Manuj Kumar Hazarika

    9. Valorization of Biomass from Tea Processing

    Erick M. Peña-Lucio, Mónica L. Chavez-Gonzalez, Liliana Londoño-Hernandez, José L. Martínez-Hernandez, Mayela Govea-Salas, Hector Ruiz-Leza, Abdulhameed Sabu and C. N. Aguilar

    10. Maize Gelling Arabinoxylans Isolated by a Semi-Pilot Scale Procedure: Viscoelastic Properties and Microstructural Characteristics

    José Miguel Fierro-Islas, Marcel Martínez-Porchas, Rafael Canett Romero, Francisco Brown-Bojorquez, Agustín Rascón Chu, Jorge Alberto Márquez Escalante, and Elizabeth Carvajal-Millan

    11. Cereal Arabinoxylans Gelled Particles: Advances in Design and Applications

    Yubia B. De Anda-Flores, Elizabeth Carvajal-Millan, Agustín Rascón-Chu, Alma Campa-Mada, Jaime Lizardi-Mendoza, and Judith Tanori-Cordova


    12. Food Waste Management: A Case Study on the Employment of Artificial Intelligence for Sorting Technique.

    A. Jamali and Z. F. A. Misman

    13. Food Wastes Management: Practice of Composting Process at the Iium Kuantan Campus

    Mohd Armi Abu Samah, Kamaruzzaman Yunus, Mohd Hilmi Wan Kamal, Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain, and Razsera Hassan Basri

    14. Challenges to Improve Quality of Life with Healthy Food, Less Food Loss, and Waste Reduction

    Jesús Alberto García García and Cristobal Noé Aguilar

    15. UM Zero Waste Campaign (UM ZWC) Waste-to-Wealth Initiative: Promoting Circular Economy at Higher Educational Institutions

    Sumiani Yusoff, Ng Chee Guan, Mairuz Asmarafariza Azlan, and Nur Shakirah Binti Kamarul Zaman

    16. Bio-Compost Production from Organic Waste: A Brief Review

    M. R. M. Huzaifah, S. Ismail, N. A. Umor, and I. M. Mehedi

    17. Grub Composting: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Experience for Production of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) from Food Waste

    S. Ismail, M. S. M. Zahari A. N. Mazlan, A. Zulqarnain, and N. A. Umor

    18. Buffet Style and Food Waste Segregation Practice during Orientation Week: A Preliminary Study on Foundation Students of UMS

    Sitty Nur Syafa Bakri, Elnetthra Folly Eldy, and Iziana Hani Ismail

    19. Extreme Learning Machine in Laser-Assisted Machining Using Waste Palm Cooking Oil

    F. Yasmin, K. F. Tamrin, and N. A. Sheikh


    Elizabeth Carvajal-Millan, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Research Center for Food and Development (CIAD) in Hermosillo, Mexico, since 2005. She obtained her PhD in France at Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique à Montpellier (ENSAM), her MSc degree at CIAD, and undergraduate degree at the University of Sonora in Mexico. Her research interests are focused on biopolymers, mainly in the extraction and characterization of high-value-added polysaccharides from co-products recovered from the food industry and agriculture, especially ferulated arabinoxylans. In particular, Dr. Carvajal-Millan studies covalent arabinoxylans gels as functional systems for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Globally, Dr. Carvajal-Millan is a pioneer in in vitro and in vivo studies on covalent arabinoxylans gels as carriers for oral insulin focused on the treatment of diabetes type 1. She has published 97 refereed papers, 37 chapters in books, over 100 conference presentations, and two patent registered, with two more submitted.

    Abu Zahrim Yaser, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Chemical Engineering Programme, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). He obtained his PhD from Swansea University (UK), MSc from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia), and BEng from the University of Malaya (Malaysia). Dr. Zahrim’s research mainly focuses on waste processing technology, and he has been leading several projects since 2006. To date, Dr. Zahrim has published six books, 19 book chapters, 35 journals and over 50 other publications. He was the Guest Editor for a special issue of Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer). He has won several medals in innovation competitions, including a gold medal at iENA 2018, Germany. His innovation entitled "UMS Organic Compost" helps Sabah state to win the "Best State Innovation Award" at IGEM 2019. His invention, the Auto Turning Active Zone Yield Composter (Auto AZY), has been adopted by Tongod District Council, Sabah, for managing their organic waste. Dr. Zahrim has reviewed more than 80 manuscripts (based on Publons) and the Elsevier (UK) has recognized him as among the Outstanding Reviewers for Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (2018). He was the co-chair for the International Symposium on Carbon and Functional Materials for Energy and Environment (C-MEE 2020). Dr. Zahrim was a visiting scientist at the University of Hull. Dr. Zahrim is a member of Institutions of Chemical Engineers (United Kingdom), Board of Engineers, Malaysia and MyBIOGAS.

    A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of 165 books, as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as professor at several universities. He is former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal; and is on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.