Unraveling Healthy Beneficial Effects of Common and New Brand Developed Plant Beverages

A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710). This special issue belongs to the section "Quality, Nutrition, and Chemistry of Beverages".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 213

Special Issue Editors

Nutrition and Food Science Area, University of Valencia, Avda. Vicent Andres Estelles s/n 46100, Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
Interests: functional foods; bioactive compounds; sterols; oxysterols; phytochemicals; bioaccessibility; bioavailability; human milk; infant foods; microbiota; lipid oxidation; food chemistry; gas chromatography; clinical trials
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Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Food Science, Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, University of Valencia, Burjassot, 46100 Valencia, Spain
Interests: food fermentations; nonconventional yeasts; aroma; nutrition; health
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Food Technology Area, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Food Science, Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, 46100 Valencia, Spain
Interests: food fermentation; health; nutrition; filamentous fungi; antifungal proteins; fungal biofactories
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Non-alcoholic, non-dairy, plant-based beverages, such as fruit-, vegetable-, legume-, and cereal-based beverages, and coffee or tea, among others, comprise a growing segment of functional food development worldwide. They stand out due to their wide range of bioactive compounds comprising polyphenols, carotenoids, plant sterols, glucosinolates, and antioxidant vitamins with potential health benefits. New and advanced non-thermal processing technologies as well as fermentation may better preserve and even improve aspects of bioaccessibility and bioavailability in such beverages, which are important steps for their bioactivity. Thus, concerted efforts in applied research in functional beverages is required in the coming years to prepare tailor-made plant beverages with proven health-promoting effects. For this purpose, it is important to consider the evidence provided by mechanistic in vitro (test tube and pre-clinical models in cell cultures) and confirmatory in vivo (considering animal models and gold-standard human clinical trials) assays.

This Special Issue is intended to provide updated information through research papers and high-quality reviews on all aspects of the in vitro or in vivo biological activities of plant beverages in the fields of antioxidant and anti-inflammation activity, cancer prevention, and reduced occurrence of heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer's disease, etc.

Dr. Antonio Cilla
Dr. Guadalupe Garcia-Llatas
Dr. Amparo Gamero
Dr. Mónica Gandía
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • vegetable beverages
  • fermentation
  • emerging food processing technologies
  • functional food
  • biological activity
  • bioactive compounds
  • health benefits
  • pre-clinical studies
  • human trials
  • disease prevention

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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