Special Issue "Plant Materials and Their Antioxidant Potential"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Extraction and Industrial Applications of Antioxidants".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 11752
Interests: valorization of agro-industrial waste of plant biomass type in bioproducts with added value in the circular bioeconomy system; extraction, identification and quantification of biologically active principles with antioxidant potential (polyphenols, organic acids, amino acids, terpenes) and sugars from complex matrices (eg wine, honey, fruits, plants, natural extracts, organic products, functional foods); technical skills: HPLC and hyphenated techniques (UHPLC-MS/MS, UHPLC-DAD, UHPLC-FL, HPLC-ELSD); GC-FID; UV-Vis; FT-IR; AAS; ICP-MS; electrochemistry (sensors/biosensors); extraction techniques (MAE, ASE, Soxhlet)
Interests: food science and technology; food microbiology and safety; food biotechnology
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In the human body, there are mechanisms that have developed to protect against damage caused by oxidation reactions. These include a variety of compounds, endogenous and exogenous, that work synergistically to neutralise free radicals. These components may be dietary antioxidants (tocopherols, ascorbic acid, carotenoids, polyphenols), antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase, glutathione reductase) or metal ion-binding proteins (lactoferrin, albumin). It is necessary to find viable solutions for the production of basic food products with the widest possible use, which, in addition to a longer life cycle, also ensure a healthy lifestyle. Fruit is an integral part of the human diet, providing a range of essential constituents for human health, such as vitamins and minerals. The use of by-products from the food processing industries is an indispensable and challenging task across the globe. The most abundant by-products from the minimal processing of fruits and vegetables are the peel and seeds, and these are reported to contain high amounts of phenolic compounds with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
The use of extracts with antioxidant potential from fruit and vegetable waste in the production of food ingredients, functional foods, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals can ensure the development of new methods for processing fruit and vegetable waste and by-products; the use of bioprocessing and biorefining to transform fruit and vegetable wastes and by-products into value-added foods; and the development of new food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products based on bioactive extracts from food and fruit and vegetable waste. In this Special Issue, we invite researchers to provide original research and review articles that relate to antioxidants and human health. We welcome papers from researchers in a wide range of fields, such as the food industry and the fields of biotechnology, physiology, biochemistry, medicine and nutrition. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a valuable collection of new knowledge in this field.
Dr. Elisabeta Irina Geana
Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Tita
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- oxidative stress
- administration and dosage
- oxidation reactions
- secondary products
- food ingredients
- functional foods
- pharmaceutical products
- cosmeceutical products