Topical Collection "Bioactive Molecules and Health-Promoting Properties in Traditional and Innovative Food and Beverage"
Interests: agrobiodiversity and natural resources; agrifood application and their health-promoting and nutritional properties; analytical strategies for phytochemical and nutritive characterization; reuse strategies for processing waste derived from agricultural and food products; traditional and innovative extraction methods; HPLC fingerprinting and chemometrics
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Foods: Plant Foods and Underutilized Fruits as Source of Functional Food Ingredients: Chemical Composition, Quality Traits, and Biological Properties
Special Issue in Foods: Screening, Identification, and Quantification of Nutritional Components and Phytochemicals in Foodstuffs
Special Issue in Sustainability: Green Extraction Technologies and Analytical Strategies for Sustainable Food By-Products Valorisation: Food-Health Relationships in Sustainable Agro-Food Systems
Special Issue in Sustainability: Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development: Exploiting Potential Functional Foods with High Health-Impact as an Example of Biodiversity Integration and Conservation
Special Issue in AppliedChem: Advanced Analytical Strategies for Identification and Quantification of Bioactive Compounds in Natural Products
Special Issue in Agriculture: Strategies for Sustainable Extraction and Analysis of Bioactive Compounds with High Health Impacts and Nutritive Substances from Agricultural Fresh and Derived Products and Their Processing Waste
The interest in bioactive molecules, phytochemicals, and health-promoting properties in functional foods continues to grow, powered by increasing research into identifying natural active substances and properties in food and beverage and coupled with consumer demand and public interest. In particular, the primary healthcare needs of the local population in many countries are based on traditional food and beverage derived from natural resources. Traditional food may be important in meeting the high demand in many countries for cost-effective, safe, and natural health-promoting food and beverage to be produced by agri-food industries and used by the local population.
Innovative chromatographic approaches (HPLC fingerprinting, mass spectrometry, and spectrophotometric techniques coupled to chemometrics) may allow the identification and characterization of raw material or commercial final products; moreover, other analytical strategies (e.g., NMR, IR, fluorescence) are necessary to better isolate, characterize, identify, and quantify the effective value of biomolecules included in food applications. Chromatographic and spectrophotometric techniques applied in food chemistry may promote food quality, contributing to sustainable development and a commercial valorization of traditional food and beverage based on natural local resources.
This Topical Collection will collect recent high-quality research and review papers in the field of i) potential health-promoting natural resources and relative derived-food products, such as traditional food and beverage; ii) evaluation of their potential sensory and physico-chemical properties; and iii) phytochemical characterization of the main bioactive compounds, in order to develop innovative health-promoting products or improve traditional food applications with a high health value.
Topics covered in this Topical Collection will include but be not limited to:
- Traditional foods and their sensory and health-promoting properties;
- Agrobiodiversity and human nutrition;
- Food products derived from natural resources;
- Analytical strategies for bioactive compound identification and quantification;
- Delivery systems for phytochemicals in foods;
- Traditional and advanced extraction methods;
- In vivo and in vitro bioactivity of extracted nutraceuticals.
Dr. Dario Donno
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- traditional food
- healthy properties
- analytical strategies
- functional foods
- biological activity tests
- natural antioxidants
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