Special Issue "Novel Food Processing and Extraction Technologies"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Processing and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Predrag Putnik

University of Zagreb, Pierottijeva 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Interests: general statistics; research methodology; experimental design; mathematical modeling; multivariate analysis; novel food processing and extraction technologies
Guest Editor
Dr. Danijela Bursac Kovacevic

University of Zagreb, Pierottijeva 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Interests: food technology, food chemistry, thermal/nonthermal processing, innovative/green extraction, polyphenols and other biologically active compounds
Guest Editor
Prof. Ay. Dr./Ass. Prof. Francisco J. Barba

Preventive Medicine and Public Health Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Avda. Vicent Andrés Estellés, s/n, 46100 Burjassot (Valencia)
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Interests: bioactive compounds; food additives; nutrients; innovative green extraction processes (electrotechnologies, high pressure, enzymes, SC-CO2, microwaves, ultrasound); product development; sensorial analysis; antioxidant
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Daniel Granato

Department of Food Engineering, State University of Ponta Grossa, Av. Carlos Cavalcanti, 4748, 84030-900, Ponta Grossa, Brazil
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Interests: food chemistry; analytical methods; phenolic compounds; food fraud

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent trends originating from consumer demands for functional foods have led to an expansion of research that evaluates raw materials obtained by innovative processing and extraction techniques. The conventional methods largely rely on thermal treatments as a classic approach that commonly has detrimental effects on the nutritional and sensorial quality of the foods. To overcome such limitations, novel thermal and non-thermal food technologies are developed. Among those, high hydrostatic pressure (HHP), ultrasound (US) and pulsed electric fields (PEF) are primarily focused on food processing; while microwave (MAE) and supercritical fluid (SFE) technologies are utilized for various extraction procedures.

This Special Issue of Foods will address the topics relevant to novel food processing and extraction technologies applied to various plant matrices as raw materials for functional foods production.

Prof. Dr. Predrag Putnik
Dr. Danijela Bursac Kovacevic
Prof. Dr. Francisco J. Barba
Prof. Dr. Daniel Granato
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • functional foods
  • novel processing techniques
  • plant extraction
  • thermal processing
  • non-thermal processing
  • high hydrostatic pressure
  • ultrasound
  • pulsed electric fields
  • supercritical fluid
  • biologically active compounds

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Open AccessReview Novel Food Processing and Extraction Technologies of High-Added Value Compounds from Plant Materials
Received: 30 May 2018 / Revised: 15 June 2018 / Accepted: 3 July 2018 / Published: 5 July 2018
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Some functional foods contain biologically active compounds (BAC) that can be derived from various biological sources (fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, wastes, and by-products). Global food markets demand foods from plant materials that are “safe”, “fresh”, “natural”, and with “nutritional value” while processed in
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Some functional foods contain biologically active compounds (BAC) that can be derived from various biological sources (fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, wastes, and by-products). Global food markets demand foods from plant materials that are “safe”, “fresh”, “natural”, and with “nutritional value” while processed in sustainable ways. Functional foods commonly incorporate some plant extract(s) rich with BACs produced by conventional extraction. This approach implies negative thermal influences on extraction yield and quality with a large expenditure of organic solvents and energy. On the other hand, sustainable extractions, such as microwave-assisted extraction (MAE), ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE), high-pressure assisted extraction (HPAE), high voltage electric discharges assisted extraction (HVED), pulsed electric fields assisted extraction (PEF), supercritical fluids extraction (SFE), and others are aligned with the “green” concepts and able to provide raw materials on industrial scale with optimal expenditure of energy and chemicals. This review provides an overview of relevant innovative food processing and extraction technologies applied to various plant matrices as raw materials for functional foods production. Full article
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Planned Papers

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Title: "Ultrasound in wet biological materials subjected to drying".
Author:Stefan J. Kowalski
Abstract: The aim of this article is to present the effect of external
action of air-born ultrasound (US) upon biological wet materials
subjected to drying. The study allows to determine the drying
effectiveness of such products like fruits and vegetables by convective
drying with ultra-sound enhancement. The vibration and heating effects
induced by power ultrasound are considered. The mathematical model of
drying is developed and validated experimentally using the data obtained
from the experimental tests carried out on the hybrid dryer equipped with
ultrasonic generator. The obtained results prove that the vibration
effect induced by ultrasound has a great impact on the acceleration of
mass transfer without significant ele-vation of product temperature, and
thus on the drying efficiency with respect to energy utilization and the
quality of dried products like fruits and vegetables.
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