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Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants, Volume 42: Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Series: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants Volume: 42

By: JN Govil(Editor), Manohar Pathak(Editor), MS Swaminathan(Foreword By), Jitendra Sharma(Foreword By)

525 pages, colour & b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Studium Press

Hardback | Jan 2016 | #234342 | ISBN-13: 9781626990791
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Language: English

Functional foods/Nutraceutical (medicinal plants) have nowadays witnessed a tremendous increase in the interest among the consumers due to their potential of providing health benefits. This volume is a compilation of phytochemicals and biological characterization of functional foods and nutraceuticals in 25 chapters from the elements of different sources like medicinal plants, wild plants, Olive Mill Wastewater (OMW), Marine bio-resources, Topics on latest research carried out on nutrigenomics, resistant starch, wild plants are also included in this volume. Investigates the safety of phytosterols and phytosterol esters and associated health risk including impact on cholesterol levels and cancer development. Chapter on nano-formulated food additives or supplement and their delivery system is also included. The volume highlights on Nutrigenomics that assesses how nutrients affect genes and how genes affect nutrients. In one of the chapter the three major omic technologies viz., genomics, proteomics and metabolomics contribute to nutraceutical and functional food research for studies of effectiveness and safety. The discovery of resistance starch is considered as one of the importance of carbohydrates and covers here the intrinsic and extrinsic sources of resistant starch in foods and compares different methods of measuring resistant starch and their strengths and limitations. The biological activities of phenolic compounds from OMW has shown the potential of its extract for inclusion into food and beverages. One of the chapter is focused on role of plant lactins and showed defense mechanism against micro-organisms, pests and insects. Similarly, other chapter describes Tocotrienols naturally occurring in grains and palm oils appeared to inhibit cholesterol affects. This volume aims to describe many other nutraceuticals and functional foods in a comprehensive and organized manner. Its contributors are from 14 countries namely Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka and Uganda. This special volume is designed for professionals of interdisciplinary health sciences, food technology, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, agriculture, botany, medicine, therapeutics, traditional medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, aromatherapy, herbalism, medical and public health sciences, marketing and economic strategies. It is addressed to undergraduates, post graduates, teachers and researchers.


- Aloe vera L. Gel: Biochemical Composition
- Processing and Nutraceutical Applications
- Wild Plants as Sources of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Africa
- Avocado (Persea americana Mill.): The World’s Healthiest Nutraceutical
- Ethnomedicinal and Functional Food
- Applications of Genomics in Studying Molecular Mechanism of Cancer Preventive Action of Functional Food
- Soy as a Rich Source of Nutrient and Bioactive Components
- Bioactives from Plant Seeds: Nutraceutical and Functional Foods
- Resistant Starch as a Potential Functional Food
- Essential Fatty Acids in Nutraceuticals and Functional Food
- Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Ayurvedic Perspective
- Phytoconstituents from Medicinal Plants in Food Coloration
- Nutraceutical and Supplementary Compounds from Residues/Wastes of the Key Mediterranean Agrofood
- Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn. –A Future Nutraceutical
- Nutrigenomic by Fatty Acids in Metabolic Syndrome
- Nano-Delivery Systems for Development of Functional Foods: Production, Application and Trends
- Insights on the Emerging Role of Phytonutrients as Cognitive Enhancers; Potential Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms
- Anti-Atherosclerosis Phytosterols in Nutraceuticals and Functional Food
- Lectins from Medicinal Plants: Characterizations and Biological Properties
- Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods: An Indian Perspective
- Stevia rebaudiana: A Source of Natural Non-Calorific Sweetener
- Olive Mill Wastewater: An Effluent Turning into a Low- Cost Source of High Added-Value Bioactive Compounds
- Tocotrienols as Nutraceuticals for Health and Healthcare
- Use of Medicinal Plants in Fish Production: 1 - Dietary Fluted Pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) Improves Reproductive Indices in Male African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Broodstock
- The Prospects of Marine Organisms and Their Pharmacological and Nutraceutical Aspects
- Role of Selenium in Human Nutrition
- Phytochemistry, Nutraceutical and Medicinal Properties of Vernonia amygdalina Del (Family: Asteraceae)
- Subject Index

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