Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

Chemistry of Foods

Polyphenols and the Mediterranean Diet

Authors: Issaoui, M., Delgado, A.M., Iommi, C., Chammem, N.

Free Preview
  • Provides a concise overview of polyphenol chemistry and its role in diet
  • Explains the role of polyphenols in food perception
  • Enables readers to gain a better understanding of food safety and hygiene
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-41134-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: February 26, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-41133-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
About this book

This book focuses on polyphenols in the Mediterranean diet, providing a detailed overview of their chemical structure, extraction and analysis methods, and their role in the diet and in flavor.

Phenols are important not only in terms of preventing a number of diseases due to their antimicrobial and antioxidant effects, but also in shaping our perception of foods. The first chapter discusses consumers’ sensory assessment of foods containing polyphenols in terms of flavor and color, as well as the chemical properties and natural sources of phenolic compounds. The second chapter examines hygiene and safety claims with respect to naturally occurring polyphenols, especially in connection with organoleptic features. The third and final chapter examines the dietary sources of these molecules from various fruits, including processed products such as infusions, wines, oils and olives.

Given its scope, this book is a valuable resource for researchers in academia and industry interested in food safety, hygiene and production issues related to the Mediterranean diet.

About the authors

Manel Issaoui is Assistant Professor of Quality Management at the Faculty of Science and Technology of Sidi Bouzid (Tunisia), and a researcher and project coordinator at the NAFS ‘Nutrition - Functional Food & Vascular Health’ laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Monastir. She holds a PhD in Biology and Biotechnology Sciences from the Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir, and is a leading expert on olive oil quality and authenticity control.  She has published numerous research articles and is a reviewer for various scientific journals. Professor Issaoui is an SGS certified international auditor.

Amelia Martins Delgado is a native of the Mediterranean region, and was raised in the Mediterranean culture and traditions. She has a background in food engineering with an MSc from University of Lisbon and a PhD from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and works as a researcher and consultant on Mediterranean foods, their composition and safety. Dr Delgado has taken part in various projects and authored several publications related to the Mediterranean Diet (MD) including ‘Analysis of Main and Healthy Phenolic Compounds in Foods’ (Journal of AOAC International) and the book ‘Chemistry of the Mediterranean Diet’ (Springer, 2017).

Candela Iommi is an Argentinian food safety consultant. She graduated in Medicine from the Instituto Universitario del Hospital) Italiano, Buenos Aires, and her work currently focuses on safety and health assessments of natural polyphenols in selected fruits and vegetables. She has published papers on the chemistry and health (anticarcinogenic) properties of various herbs, medicinal plants and fruits commonly found in the Mediterranean Basin, in connection to phenolic compounds.

Nadia Chammem is an engineer in the food industry, specifically involved in research concerning table-olive processing, and is an expert on the organoleptic assessment of table olives and olive oil. She has been a Tunisian coordinator in nine collaborative research projects, and has published a number of papers on the use of bioactive compounds in foods, including ‘Food Crises and Food Safety Incidents in European Union, United States, and Maghreb Area: Current Risk Communication Strategies and New Approaches’ (Journal of AOAC International). She also teaches general, food and industrial microbiology; food technology; and food safety and security and is involved in training International Olive Council staff.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)
  • Polyphenols and the Mediterranean Diet. Chemistry, Sensorial Properties and Natural Sources

    Pages 1-17

    Issaoui, Manel (et al.)

  • Polyphenols as Bioactive Compounds in Foods and Food Supplements

    Pages 19-31

    Issaoui, Manel (et al.)

  • Dietary Intakes of Polyphenols in Selected Vegetables and Fruits

    Pages 33-54

    Issaoui, Manel (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-41134-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: February 26, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-41133-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polyphenols and the Mediterranean Diet
Authors
Series Title
Chemistry of Foods
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41134-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41134-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-41133-6
Series ISSN
2199-689X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 54
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works and instructor copies are not included.