Reformulation as a Strategy for Developing Healthier Food Products

Challenges, Recent Developments and Future Prospects

Editors: Raikos, Vassilios, Ranawana, Viren (Eds.)

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  • Introduces and provides an updated overview of food reformulation, including rationale, objectives, history, and conventional as well as non-conventional approaches
  • Presents case studies illustrating some of the challenges reformulation poses to the food industry, including technical aspects, effects on food properties, and legislation
  • Describes how food reformulation can be used as a strategy to promote health and sustainability
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This work introduces the concept of reformulation, a relatively new strategy to develop foods with beneficial properties. Food reformulation by definition is the act of re-designing an existing, often popular, processed food product with the primary objective of making it healthier. In recent years the concept of food reformulation has evolved significantly as additional benefits of re-designing food have become apparent.  In addition to targeting specific food ingredients that are considered potentially harmful for human health, food reformulation can also be effectively used as a strategy to make foods more nutritious by introducing essential macro- /micro-nutrients or phytochemicals in the diet.  Reformulating foods can also improve sustainability by introducing “waste” (and underutilized) ingredients into the food chain.  In light of these developments, reformulating existing foods is now considered a realistic and attractive opportunity to provide healthy, nutritious, and sustainable food choices to the consumers and likewise improve public health. Indeed reformulation has now become essential in many cases for redressing the health properties of foods that are popularly consumed and significantly affecting public health.
This edited volume covers aspects of food reformulation from various angles, exploring the role of the food industry, academia, and consumers in developing new products. Some of the major themes contributors address include methods of reformulating food products for health, improving the nutritional composition of foods, and challenges to the food industry, including regulation as well as consumer perception of new products. The book presents several case studies to clarify these objectives and illustrate the difficulties encountered in the process of developing a reformulated product.  Chapters from experts in the field identify emerging and future trends in food product development, and highlight ways in which these efforts will help with increasing food security, improving nutrition and health, and promoting sustainable production.
The editors have designed the book to be useful for both industry professionals and the research community. This interdisciplinary approach incorporates a wide spectrum of food sciences (including composition, engineering, and chemistry) as well as nutrition and public health. Food and nutrition professionals, policy makers, health care and social scientists, and graduate students will also find the information relevant. 

About the authors

Vassilios Raikos, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).  His research interests lie in the interface between Food Science and Human Nutrition with particular interest in food reformulation, valorisation of secondary-products of food processing, characterisation and development of dairy products and beverage emulsions and improving the oxidative stability of vegetable oils. Dr. Raikos is a graduate of the University of Leeds (BSc in Human Genetics), University of Nottingham (MSc in Applied Biomolecular Technology) and Heriot-Watt University (PhD in Food Colloids). He has authored  numerous publications in international, peer-reviewed journals, and has presented talks at several international conferences. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and an Associate Fellow of the  Higher Education Academy.
Viren Ranawana, PhD is a Research Fellow at the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen. He is a human nutritionist with a background in food and culinary sciences, and has worked in academia, food industry and hospitality. He completed his undergraduate studies in food science and technology in Sri Lanka and then his Masters and PhD in human nutrition in the UK. His research interests are in the interface between food and nutrition. His current work focuses on the use of reformulation for developing healthier foods, valorising underutilised secondary products and novel plant products for chronic disease control, and identifying factors responsible for inter-individual variations in postprandial metabolic responses. He has a particular interest in work around diabetes control and dietary fibre. His research expertise spans human intervention studies, food product development and in vitro work (chemistry and cell model based).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Reformulating Foods for Health-Concepts, Trends and Considerations

    Pages 1-5

    Raikos, Vassilios (et al.)

  • Reformulation of Foods for Weight Loss: A Focus on Carbohydrates and Fats

    Pages 7-64

    Thondre, Pariyarath S. (et al.)

  • Digestible and Non-digestible Polysaccharide Roles in Reformulating Foods for Health

    Pages 65-88

    Monro, John A.

  • Reformulation as a Strategy for Developing Healthier Food Products: Challenges and Recent Developments – An Industry Perspective

    Pages 89-110

    Lehmann, Undine (et al.)

  • Nutritional Optimisation Through Reductions of Salt, Fat, Sugar and Nitrite Using Sensory and Consumer-Driven Techniques

    Pages 111-126

    O’Sullivan, Maurice G.

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eBook $84.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-23620-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reformulation as a Strategy for Developing Healthier Food Products
Book Subtitle
Challenges, Recent Developments and Future Prospects
Editors
  • Vassilios Raikos
  • Viren Ranawana
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23621-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23621-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23620-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 318
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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