Special Issue "High-Added-Value Bioactive Molecules Recovered from Vegetables and Agri-Food Waste Suitable for Use in the Food Industry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 950
Interests: food microbiology; starter cultures; bioactive compounds; protective strains; prebiotic; food quality; food safety
Interests: food microbiology; beneficial microbes; natural bioactive compounds; prebiotic; food safety; proteins; enzymes; food quality
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Large amounts of agri-food by-products, non-edible food, and waste are produced throughout the supply chain from the initial production to the final consumption stages. The valorization of agri-food by-products to obtain high-added-value plant compounds such as phenolic compounds, dietary fiber, and active peptides have been the focus of extensive research in the last decade. Vegetables are a good source of these bioactive compounds, which possess antioxidative and antimicrobial properties; therefore, their use can be very useful to extend the food shelf-life and they are also shown beneficial effects for humans in terms of disease prevention. It is known that the extraction methods for obtain bioactive compounds can influence the efficiency, composition and activity of the compounds obtained from the by-products. For this reason, the study of bioactive compounds, their extraction methods and their functional properties would be very interesting to obtain compounds with high functional activity that could be applied in the food industry.
Therefore, we invite original research articles, short communications, and review papers covering this Special Issue on bioactive compounds obtained from plant sources.
Prof. Dr. Rocío Casquete Palencia
Prof. Dr. María José Benito
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- vegetables and plants
- waste and by products
- bioactive compounds
- functional properties
- extraction methods