Special Issue "Strategies for Sustainable Extraction and Analysis of Bioactive Compounds with High Health Impacts and Nutritive Substances from Agricultural Fresh and Derived Products and Their Processing Waste"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Product Quality and Safety".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2023 | Viewed by 154

Special Issue Editor

Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari, Università degli Studi di Torino, Grugliasco, Torino, Italy
Interests: agrobiodiversity and natural resources; agrifood application and their health-promoting and nutritional properties; analytical strategies for phytochemical and nutritive characterization; reuse strategies for processing waste derived from agricultural and food products; traditional and innovative extraction methods; HPLC fingerprinting and chemometrics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Interest in bioactive compounds and nutritive substances from natural products has grown in recent years. Scientific studies are mainly focused on characterizing, identifying, and quantifying bioactive and nutritional molecules and relative health-promoting properties in agricultural fresh and derived products and their processing waste. Moreover, waste valorization and reuse strategies, rather than traditional waste processing, are becoming more and more popular. These techniques are very attractive for agrifood processing companies because the valorization of by-products derived from agricultural and food products and food supplements may present a significant economic impact for consumers and producers, which could be an excellent innovation in this field.

Innovative analytical strategies (fingerprinting derived from chromatographic and spectrophotometric techniques coupled to mass spectrometry and chemometrics) allow the identification and quantification of fresh or derived agrifood products; moreover, NMR, IR, and fluorescence represent other important analytical strategies that may be applied to chemically characterize the health-promoting and nutritional value of substances included in agrifood products.

This Special Issue will collect recent high-quality research and review papers in the field of i) potential health-promoting fresh and derived agrifood products; ii) the evaluation of their potential physicochemical and sensory properties; and iii) the chemical characterization of the main phytochemicals and nutritive substances in agricultural and food products and their relative processing waste to develop innovative health-promoting products or improve traditional agrifood applications.

Dr. Dario Donno
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • agrobiodiversity and natural resources
  • agrifood application and their health-promoting and nutritional properties
  • analytical strategies for phytochemical and nutritive characterization
  • reuse strategies for processing waste derived from agricultural and food products
  • traditional and innovative extraction methods
  • HPLC fingerprinting and chemometrics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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