Special Issue "Omic Sciences for Food Profiling: Emerging Sources and Risk Assessment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 6839
Interests: food allergen; gluten; proteomics; metabolomics; analytical methods; mass spectrometry; food chemistry
Interests: food quality; food safety; allergen discovery and characterization; mass spectrometry; allergenicity assessment
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Emerging foods have been promoted as alternative sources of macro and micronutrients, to support the long-term sustainability of healthy human diet. Several novel or underutilized foods, such as insects, legumes, or so-called superfoods are currently under investigation for their nutritional value and/or sustainable supply, however antinutritional factors, digestibility and/or allergenicity risk for direct human consumption need to be also addressed as additional threat for consumers’ health. In this scenario, the omics sciences play a key role as olistic advanced methological approach to deepen the knowledge of these emerging food sources basing on chemical/biological food profiling.
This Special Issue of Nutrients entitled “Omic Sciences for Food Profiling: Emerging Sources and Risk Assessment” aims to collect contributions mainly tailored to the characterization and valorization of emerging foods or innovative foods, disclosing both the nutritional/healthy value, and the antinutritional potential and also pointing at underlying the safety risk hidden for human consumption by using the most advanced omic technologies. In addition, studies encompassing investigations by using in-vitro simulated models, as well as animal-based or clinical tests on humans are also recommended for inclusion in the SI.
Original research papers and review articles addressing this topic are welcome and are expected to cover one of these aspects:
- Novel foods: protein and/or metabolite profiling and safety risk assessment;
- Underutilized sources: characterization of nutritional/antinutritional factors and/or implementation of technological processing to improve digestibility and reduce allergenicity;
- Superfoods: protein and/or metabolite profiling, digestibility, and allergenicity risk assessment;
- Investigations with in vitro simulated models, animal-based and/or clinical tests on humans, for any of the aforementioned food categories.
Dr. Rosa Pilolli
Dr. Linda Monaci
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- novel food
- alternative proteins
- underutilized sources
- risk assessment
- antinutritional factors
- in vitro simulated models
- animal models
- clinical tests