Special Issue "Application of Bioactive Compounds and Their Micro/Nano Encapsulation in Food"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 3009
Interests: microencapsulation; nanoencapsulation; bioactive extracts; food texture; natural antioxidants; functional foods; bioaccessibility; enzyme inhibition; food industry bioresidues; chemometrics
Interests: curcumin; demethoxycurcumin; nanocrystal; spray drying; powder; drug formulations; macular pigment; lutein; zeaxanthins
Interests: chemistry of natural products; emerging conservation technologies; gamma and electron beam irradiation; development of functional food; recovery of biological waste; bio-based ingredients
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Bioactive compounds from different natural sources are being extensively explored, and attention was drawn to green obtention methods, precise composition determination, and identification of bioactive properties. It has already been shown that these compounds can be micro/nano encapsulated to improve their bioavailability and bioactivity. However, there is still space for developing functional or bioactive enriched foodstuff. The effects of bioactives incorporation in free or encapsulated forms on technological and sensory aspects remain to be enlightened. This topic aims to shed light on the current efforts of Food Researchers.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The effect of the incorporation of encapsulated compounds on food texture properties;
- Shelf-life evaluation of foodstuff enriched with encapsulated bioactive compounds (lipids oxidative stability and microbiological quality);
- Sensory aspects of foodstuff enriched with encapsulated bioactive compounds;
- Antioxidant capacity of encapsulated compounds after food processing;
- Digestibility of foods enriched with bioactive compounds;
- Encapsulated bioactive compounds’ bioaccessibility/bioavailability from food matrices.
This Special Issue on “Application of Bioactive Compounds and Their Micro/Nano Encapsulation in Food” will cover selected recent research and review articles on the technological and sensory aspects of foodstuff enriched with encapsulated bioactive compounds. Articles describing the texture, sensory, shelf-life, bioactivity, bioavailability, and digestibility of foodstuff incorporated with encapsulated and free bioactive compounds are the main focus of this Issue.
Prof. Dr. Fernanda Vitória Leimann
Prof. Dr. Odinei Hess Gonçalves
Dr. Eliana Pereira
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- bioactive extracts
- food texture
- natural antioxidants
- functional foods