Special Issue "The Apprehension of Phenolic Compounds and Delivery of Health Properties through Fermented Food Products"

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: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 315

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece
Interests: chemistry and technology of fermented foods (alcoholic beverages; dairy products; probiotics; fermented cereal products; exploitation of industrial by-products)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There has been an increase interest in  the production of functional foods, aiming at the delivery of specific health benefits. In this vein, current studies and respective commercial market have lifted their attention in various fermented food products, for functional food production. However, the understanding of the exhibited functionality and health benefits delivery is crucial. In this frame, the increase in the antioxidant activity of various fermented products is interweaved with enhanced health properties. In this frame, phenolic compounds comprise a paramount category of bioactive antioxidant compounds leading to the prevention of oxidative damage associated with chronic disease and frustration of various free radicals. However, many of them have to be transformed, in order to exhibit their antioxidant properties. Fermentation can potentially convert the conjugated forms of phenolic compounds into their free forms and lead to ameliorated health-linked functionality. In particular, a well designated fermentation with proper microorganisms can lead to the production of free aglycones forms of the phenolic compounds, which exhibit higher antioxidative activity compared to their corresponding glycosides. At the same time, various produced metabolites seem to enhance the nutritional value of the fermented food products. For this reason, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide the state-of-the art and new knowledge regarding phenolic compounds and how they exert their health-promoting properties and increase nutritional value in fermented food systems.

Dr. Stavros Plessas
Dr. Argyro Bekatorou
Guest Editors

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  • functional foods
  • non-dairy products
  • phenolics
  • fermentation
  • nutritional value

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