Innovative Technologies for Food Preservation and Processing

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 1568

Special Issue Editors

Department of Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry, University of Food Technologies—Plovdiv, 26 Maritsa Blvd., 4002 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Interests: plant protein recovery; methods for plant protein extraction; bioactive plant metabolites; valorization of industrial by-products; sustainability
Institute of Food Preservation and Quality, Agricultural Academy, 4002 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Interests: food preservation; food processing techniques; texture analysis; bakery foods development
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Valencia, Av. Vicent Andrés Estellés, s/n, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
Interests: chromatography; polyphenols; valorization of waste products; pharmacology; toxicology
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is dedicated to the processes that take place in the production and storage of food products. We welcome researchers in fields related to the mechanisms of food spoilage and spoilage prevention. Science is constantly evolving, and innovative methods are being developed for raw material processing. Food industry technology is also evolving, but all the experiments undergo testing in laboratories before being incorporated on an industrial scale. Innovative processing and storage methods aim to provide products with a wider range of preserved qualities and health benefits.

Dr. Hristo Kalaydzhiev
Dr. Zhivka Goranova
Dr. Jesus Blesa
Guest Editors

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  • preservation methods
  • plant protein
  • functional properties
  • electrophoresis
  • chemical stability
  • physical stability
  • emulsions
  • foam
  • foamability
  • Gibbs-free energy

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Valorization of Date Fruit (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Processing Waste and By-Products: A Review
Appl. Sci. 2023, 13(22), 12315; - 14 Nov 2023
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The date is a well-established and important crop that holds economic significance. However, a substantial amount of waste in the form of low-grade dates and date pits is generated and accounts for 10 to 15% of the total production. Given the substantial amount [...] Read more.
The date is a well-established and important crop that holds economic significance. However, a substantial amount of waste in the form of low-grade dates and date pits is generated and accounts for 10 to 15% of the total production. Given the substantial amount of nutrients in these by-products and the large volume of waste generated, there is a promising opportunity to utilize them to create valuable commodities like fiber and phenolic compounds, which hold a high market value. This review presents a summary of the chemical and nutritional composition of dates and their by-products and aims to investigate the possibility of utilizing date processing by-products and waste as an eco-friendly resource for various chemical and biological processes like composting and extraction of value-added compounds, as well as providing insight into the date processing industry and typical methods employed for the beneficial use of date waste. In addition, this review also addresses the current challenges and future perspectives in date waste valorization expectations. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Technologies for Food Preservation and Processing)
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