NMR and MS Applications for Food Quality Assessment and Traceability

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Analytical Methods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2024 | Viewed by 1110

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Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Prov.le Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy; chemometrics; foodomics; metabolomics; foodstuff geographical origin and quality assessment
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Institute of Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council (CNR-ISPA), Lecce, Italy
Interests: metabolomics; chemometrics; foodstuff geographical origin and quality assessment; functional food; polyphenols; bioactive molecules

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Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, metabolomics has developed extensively, since it represents a powerful and reliable tool in food and nutrition sciences. With an untargeted approach, the low-molecular-weight compounds present in any biological matrix must still be taken into account. Among the analytical techniques available, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and mass spectroscopy (MS), combined with chemometrics, are broadly employed in metabolic pattern (fingerprint) studies with the purposes of the molecular-scale characterization of food products and the elucidation of their geographical origin and nutraceutical properties. In particular, the metabolomic approach based on NMR or MS spectroscopy, through a metabolic snapshot of biological samples, allows us to achieve comprehensive product characterization, which is useful for improving the quality level in food and to guarantee its traceability. We encourage authors to submit original research and review articles for publication in this Special Issue, with the aim of providing new insights into the characterization of food metabolic profiles, accounting for different parameters, such as pedoclimatic conditions, agricultural practice, geographical origin, and/or production processes.

Dr. Chiara Roberta Girelli
Dr. Federica Angilè
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  • metabolomics
  • food quality
  • geographical origin
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • mass spectrometry
  • molecular fingerprinting
  • traceability

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Editorial for the Special Issue “NMR- and MS-Based Metabolomics Approaches for Local and Traditional Foods’ Characterization”
by Chiara Roberta Girelli and Federica Angilè
Foods 2023, 12(20), 3776; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12203776 - 14 Oct 2023
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Metabolomics is a powerful tool in food sciences, widely used in food analysis for authenticity and traceability assessment and regulatory compliance, processing, quality, and safety [...] Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue NMR and MS Applications for Food Quality Assessment and Traceability)
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