Plant Extracts: Applications in the Food Industry

Editat de Shabir Ahmad Mir, Annamalai Manickavasagan, Manzoor Ahmad Shah
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 08 Dec 2021
Plant Extracts in Food Applications is the first book of its kind focusing on the application of plant extracts in the food industry. Topics cover sources, extraction and encapsulation techniques, the chemistry and stability of plant extracts, antimicrobials, preservatives, nutrient enhancers, enzymes, flavoring and coloring agents, packaging aid, health benefits, opportunities and the challenges surrounding the use of plant extracts in food applications. Written by several experts in the field, this book is a valuable resource for students, scientists, and professionals in food science, food chemistry and nutrition.
Concerns and potential risks regarding the use of synthetic chemicals have renewed the interests of consumers using natural and safe alternatives. Plant extracts represent an interesting ingredient, mainly due to their natural origin and phytochemical properties, allowing for obtaining active materials to extend shelf-life and add value to the product.

  • Presents chapters that deal with different sources of plant extracts and their applications in the food industry
  • Covers the various extraction procedures which are used for plant extracts
  • Includes the health benefits and stability of plant extracts
  • Provides the role of plant extracts for shelf life enhancement, packaging aid, and as flavoring and coloring agents
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ISBN-13: 9780128224755
ISBN-10: 0128224754
Pagini: 340
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 mm
Greutate: 0.59 kg


1. Sources of plant extracts 2. Extraction techniques for plant extracts 3. Chemistry of plant extracts 4. Encapsulation techniques for plant extracts 5. Stability of plant extracts 6. Plant extracts as antimicrobials 7. Plant extracts as preservatives 8. Plant extracts as nutrient enhancers 9. Plant extracts as flavoring agents 10. Plant extracts as coloring agents 11. Plant extracts as enzymes 12. Plant extracts as packaging aid 13. Health benefits of plant extracts 14. Opportunities and challenges of plant extracts to use in food applications