Special Issue "Bioactive Ingredients for Safe and Health-Promoting Functional Foods"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, and Novel Foods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 660

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Bread and Dough Process (LAPROPAMA), Food Engineering Department, Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering (USP/FZEA), University of São Paulo, Av. Duque de Caxias Norte 225, Pirassununga 13635-900, SP, Brazil
Interests: food process; functionality; structure; digestibility; development of new products; food lost; food waste; alternative flours; natural biopolymers; bioactive compounds; orally disintegrating films; biomaterials; bioactive kinetics model
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Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering, University of São Paulo, Av. Duque de Caxias Norte, 225, Pirassununga 13635-900, SP, Brazil
Interests: orally disintegrating films; natural polymers; bioactive compounds; biodegradables packaging
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Dr. Vitor Augusto Dos Santos Garcia
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Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, UNESP - São Paulo State University, Av. Universitária, 3780, Botucatu 18610-034, SP, Brazil
Interests: natural macromolecules; natural active compounds; delivery of active compounds; edible coatings and orally disintegrating films
Institute of Environmental, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Rua São Nicolau, 210, Diadema 09913-030, SP, Brazil
Interests: active and intelligent packaging material; bioactive compounds; biopolymers skin mask films
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in 2050, the world's population will have increased by 34%, and to provide for this population, food production needs to increase by 70%. Therefore, to meet the requirements of this dietary evolution, food production indexes, food waste, food losses, as well as food aspects related to safety and health promotion must all be improved. This is the principle of sustainable food production, in which the use of innovative and different technologies is a highly relevant. The use of ingredients from by-products and/or residues in the food industry is still scarce. Several studies have shown that most of these residues are rich in nutrients and could, therefore, add nutritional and functional value to different products.

Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue to publish studies that could represent solutions to these multifaceted and dynamic problems and contemplate their multiple aspects as well as providing a holistic view. Studies related to food engineering strategies to produce bioactive ingredients, innovative alternatives to reduce food insecurity, and increasing environmental systems are particularly welcome.

Dr. Fernanda Maria Vanin
Dr. Rosemary A. Carvalho
Dr. Vitor Augusto Dos Santos Garcia
Dr. Cristiana Maria Pedroso Yoshida
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • food waste
  • food loss
  • innovative alternatives
  • residue
  • fiber
  • antioxidant
  • SAU healthiness

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Bioactive Ingredients for Safe and Health-Promoting Functional Foods
Foods 2023, 12(22), 4134; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12224134 - 15 Nov 2023
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A full ingredient or a portion of food utilized as food for specific therapeutic purposes is referred to as a functional food [...] Full article
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