Special Issue "Advances and Trends of Alternative Nutrients in Food"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 November 2023) | Viewed by 1838
Interests: edible insects; sourdough bread; gluten-free bread; pasta; cookies; gluten-free pasta; gluten-free cookies
Despite cultural and regulatory barriers, the demand for nutrients from alternative food sources is growing, mainly due to the current concerns about food security, climate change, and the sustainability of the global food system. The diversity of nutrients present in conventional and unconventional raw materials, or even residues from the food industry, combined with recent forms of extraction and application of these compounds in human food, make the subject an interesting and important research object. Some examples are the exploitation of insects, algae, fungi, and non-conventional plants, in addition to by-products of the conventional food industry and fermented foods. These resources are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds and have a lower environmental impact compared to meat and dairy production. For this reason, a Special Issue entitled the Advances and Trends of Alternative Nutrients in Food is being released, focused on exploring new nutrient sources with potential for application in food products.
Dr. Roberta Cruz Silveira Thys
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant-based protein
- edible fungi
- edible insects
- fermented foods
- algae-based products
- meat substitutes
- meat analogs
- unconventional vegetables