Phytochemical Functional Foods

Phytochemical Functional Foods

by Ian Johnson, G. Williamson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0849317541

ISBN-13: 9780849317545

Pub. Date: 05/27/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Plant foods are rich in micronutrients, but they also contain an immense variety of biologically-active, non-nutritive compounds that contribute to colour, flavour and other characteristics. This book assesses the health benefits of phytochemicals, as well as the functional benefits of particular groups of phytochemicals such as phytoestogens, carotenoids and

Overview

Plant foods are rich in micronutrients, but they also contain an immense variety of biologically-active, non-nutritive compounds that contribute to colour, flavour and other characteristics. This book assesses the health benefits of phytochemicals, as well as the functional benefits of particular groups of phytochemicals such as phytoestogens, carotenoids and flavonoids. It covers key safety and quality issues in developing phytochemical products, instituting appropriate intake levels, testing for safety and establishing health claims through clinical trials. This book will establish itself as a standard reference on one of the most important sectors in the functional foods market.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849317545
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/27/2003
Series:
Woodhead Publishing in Food Science and Technology Ser.
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Plant foods are rich in micronutrients, but they also contain an immense variety of biologically-active, non-nutritive compounds that contribute to colour, flavour and other characteristics. This book assesses the health benefits of phytochemicals, as well as the functional benefits of particular groups of phytochemicals such as phytoestogens, carotenoids and flavonoids. It covers key safety and quality issues in developing phytochemical products, instituting appropriate intake levels, testing for safety and establishing health claims through clinical trials. This book will establish itself as a standard reference on one of the most important sectors in the functional foods market.

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