Special Issue "High Value-Added Products from Food Waste"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Security and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2024 | Viewed by 677

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Paula T. Matumoto-Pintro
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Guest Editor
Agronomy Department, Graduate Food Science Program and Graduate Animal Science Program, State University of Maringá, Maringá, PR, Brazil
Interests: food by-products; bioactive compounds; food waste; functional food; value-added products
Dr. Bianka Rocha Saraiva
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor Assistant
Graduate Animal Science Program, State University of Maringá, Maringá, PR, Brazil
Interests: brewing by-product; functional food; alternative protein; waste valorization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The amount of food waste in the world, whether from agricultural production, industry or consumers, is increasing. Value-added products from waste are very important for foods sustainability. Food waste contains bioactive compounds (proteins, carbohydrates, antioxidants, and polyphenol) and dyes of interest as ingredients or additives. Natural ingredients used to preserve, enrich, and colour food from sustainable sources are wanted by consumers who are aware of the health benefits and impact of their food. Using waste as a functional ingredient is one way to increase the amount of available food, without increasing the energy used to produce it. Technological and nutritional interactions/changes can occur when new ingredients are used.

Dr. Paula T. Matumoto-Pintro
Guest Editor

Dr. Bianka Rocha Saraiva
Guest Editor Assistant

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  • agricultural residue
  • food industry waste
  • new ingredients
  • food technology
  • waste valorization
  • bioactive compounds
  • proteins

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3 pages, 187 KiB  
High Value-Added Products from Food Waste
Foods 2023, 12(21), 4038; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12214038 - 06 Nov 2023
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Knowledge and use of technologies can transform waste into sustainable solutions [...] Full article
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