Microbiological and Functional Properties of Foods
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 121
Interests: nanomaterial bioapplication; MSPE; food safety; probiotics; foodborne pathogen
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Microbiology is important to food safety, production, processing, preservation, and storage. Microorganisms, such as bacteria, mold and yeast, can be used in food production, including the production of wine, beer, bread and dairy products. Additionally, the presence of foodborne pathogens and other toxic compounds can cause food safety problems. For these reasons and many more, it is important to use different analytical methods to detect the microbiological properties of foods and thus improve microbial quality.
As important as microbiological properties in foods, the functionality of food ingredients has also been widely studied. Food products contain many bioactive compounds. These are chemical compounds which can be described as containing vitamins, minerals, fiber, sugars and phenolic compounds; they offer potential health benefits to prevent inflammatory chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, aging and other conditions.
Prof. Dr. Hengyi Xu
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- functional foods
- bioactive compounds
- human health
- food safety
- food microbiology
- foodborne pathogens