Advances in Utilizing Lactic Acid Bacteria for Enhanced Quality and Nutrition in Fruit and Vegetable Beverages

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 94

Special Issue Editors

College of Enology, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
Interests: food microbiology; lactic acid bacteria; fermentation; winemaking
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School of Food Science and Engineering, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, China
Interests: food microbiology; fermentation; biotransformation; antioxidant phytochemicals
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College of Life Sciences, Northwest A&F University, Xianyang 712100, China
Interests: biotechnology; fermentation; bacteriology; pathogenesis; molecular microbiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural fruit and vegetable beverages have increasingly attracted consumer attention due to their nutritional and health benefits. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB), renowned for their probiotic and fermentation capabilities, have already found widespread applications in dairy and wine production. The application of LAB on other fruit and vegetable beverages has emerged as a research hotspot, given their substantial impact on the nutrient composition of beverages, such as organic acids, polyphenols, carotenoids, amino acids, and polysaccharides, as well as their influence on sensory and quality characteristics. Therefore, we are pleased to introduce this Special Issue entitled "Advances in Utilizing Lactic Acid Bacteria for Enhanced Quality and Nutrition in Fruit and Vegetable Beverages", focusing on the applications of LAB to further improve the quality and nutritional profile of fruit and vegetable beverages. Contributions to this Special Issue are welcome on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to strain selection, fermentation process optimization, innovative technology, metabolic mechanisms, and nutritional and functional evaluations. Your contributions can advance both scientific understanding and practical applications in LAB-fermented fruit and vegetable beverages.

Dr. Kan Shi
Dr. Lu Wang
Dr. Huawei Gu
Guest Editors

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  • fruit and vegetable beverages
  • lactic acid bacteria
  • fermentation
  • food quality
  • food nutrition
  • sensory characteristics
  • fruit wine

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