Food Science Text Series

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Authors: Aluko, Rotimi E.

  • First textbook about functional foods and nutraceuticals
  • In-depth examinations of chemical and nutritional aspects of ingredients and specific functional foods such as soybean, tea, fish, and milk
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About this Textbook

"Functional food or medicinal food is any fresh or processed food claimed to have a health-promoting and/or disease-preventing property beyond the basic nutritional function of supplying nutrients, although there is no consensus on an exact definition of the term.

This is an emerging field in food science, in which such foods are usually accompanied by health claims for marketing purposes, such as a company's ‘cereal is a significant source of fiber. Studies have shown that an increased amount of fiber in one's diet can decrease the risk of certain types of cancer in individuals.’

Functional foods are sometimes called nutraceuticals, a portmanteau of nutrition and pharmaceutical, and can include food that has been genetically modified. The general category includes processed food made from functional food ingredients, or fortified with health-promoting additives, like "vitamin-enriched" products, and also fresh foods (e.g., vegetables) that have specific claims attached. Fermented foods with live cultures are often also considered to be functional foods with probiotic benefits."

About the authors

Dr. Rotimi Aluko has earned a PhD in Food Chemistry from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and is currently a Professor of Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He has continued to maintain an active research program on functional foods with an emphasis on food protein-derived bioactive peptides.     

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
Authors
Series Title
Food Science Text Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3480-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3480-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3479-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5064-5
Series ISSN
1572-0330
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 155
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