Antioxidants are increasingly important additives in food processing. Their traditional role is, as their name suggests, in inhibiting the development of oxidative rancidity in fat-based foods, particularly meat and dairy products and fried foods. However, more recent research has suggested a new role in inhibiting cardiovascular disease and cancer. Antioxidants in food provides a review of the functional role of antioxidants and discusses how they can be effectively exploited by the food industry.
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Part 1 Antioxidants and food stability: The development of oxidative rancidity in foods; Inhibiting oxidation; Measuring antioxidant activity. Part 2 Antioxidants and health: Cardiovascular disease and nutritional phenolics; Antioxidants and anti-tumour properties; Predicting the bioavailability of antioxidants in food: the case of carotenoids. Part 3 Natural antioxidants: Introducing natural antioxidants; Sources of natural antioxidants: oilseeds, nuts, cereals, legumes, animal products and microbial sources; Sources of natural antioxidants: vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices and teas. Part 4 Practical applications: Regulation of antioxidants in food; Use of natural antioxidants in food products; Preparation of natural antioxidants; Natural antioxidant functionality during food processing.
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: January 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.73