Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Superfood and Functional Food

An Overview of Their Processing and Utilization

Edited by Viduranga Waisundara

Australian College of Business & Technology


Naofumi Shiomi

Kobe College

This book focuses on the usage and application of plant- and animal-based food products with significant functional properties and health benefits as well as their development into processed food. Many chapters in this book contain overviews on superfood and functional food from South America. Details on the functional properties of apiculture products are also included herein. Additionally, an area that is not widely discussed in academia - pet food with functional properties - is also covered. It is hoped that this book will serve as a source of knowledge and information to make better choices in food consumption and alterations to dietary patterns. It is also recommended for readers to take a look at a related book, Superfood and Functional Food - The Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as Medicine.

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Superfood and Functional FoodAn Overview of Their Processing and UtilizationEdited by Viduranga Waisundara

Published: March 1st 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63180

ISBN: 978-953-51-2920-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2919-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5471-6

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

37470 Total Chapter Downloads

33 Crossref Citations

89 Web of Science Citations

87 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Systematic Review of the Antioxidant Activity of Apiculture Products in Brazil

By Karuane Saturnino da Silva Araújo, Dark Luzia dos Santos Neto and Sandra Maria Botelho Mariano


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2. Bee Products as Functional Food

By Banu Yucel, Erkan Topal and Mustafa Kosoglu


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3. The Revival of Quinoa: A Crop for Health

By Mariane Lutz and Luisa Bascuñán‐Godoy


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4. Functional Properties of Brazilian Propolis: From Chemical Composition Until the Market

By Andresa A. Berretta, Caroline Arruda, Felipe Galeti Miguel, Nathalia Baptista, Andresa Piacezzi Nascimento, Franciane Marquele- Oliveira, Juliana Issa Hori, Hernane da Silva Barud, Bianca Damaso, César Ramos, Raul Ferreira and Jairo Kenupp Bastos


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5. Native Chilean Fruits and the Effects of their Functional Compounds on Human Health

By Elizabeth M. Ulloa-Inostroza, Eric G. Ulloa-Inostroza, Miren Alberdi, Daniela Peña-Sanhueza, Jorge González-Villagra, Laura Jaakola and Marjorie Reyes-Díaz


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6. Chilean Endemic/Native Plant Resources as Functional and Superfoods

By Patricia Velásquez and Gloria Montenegro


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7. Açaí (Euterpe oleracea) and Bacaba (Oenocarpus bacaba) as Functional Food

By Wanessa Almeida da Costa, Mozaniel Santana de Oliveira, Marcilene Paiva da Silva, Vânia Maria Borges Cunha, Rafael Henrique Holanda Pinto, Fernanda Wariss Figueiredo Bezerra and Raul Nunes de Carvalho Junior


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8. Phytochemicals in Fruits and Vegetables

By Ayse Tulin Oz and Ebru Kafkas


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9. Foods with Functional Properties and their Potential Uses in Human Health

By Ricardo Tighe-Neira, Miren Alberdi, Patricio Arce-Johnson, Jesús L. Romero-Romero, Marjorie Reyes-Díaz and Claudio Inostroza- Blancheteau


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10. Selenium Biofortification and the Problem of its Safety

By Renato de Mello Prado, Flávio José Rodrigues Cruz and Raphael Leone da Cruz Ferreira


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11. Functional Properties and Maillard Reaction Product Formation in Rye-Buckwheat Ginger Cakes Enhanced with Rutin

By Małgorzata Starowicz and Henryk Zieliński


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12. Role of Meal Replacements on Weight Management, Health and Nutrition

By Andrew Shao


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13. Antioxidant Properties of Dark Wheat Bread with Exogenous Addition of Buckwheat Flour

By Dorota Szawara-Nowak, Danuta Zielińska, Henryk Zieliński and Małgorzata Wronkowska


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14. Rice Bran as a Functional Food: An Overview of the Conversion of Rice Bran into a Superfood/Functional Food

By Md. Alauddina, Jahidul Islama, Hitoshi Shirakawaa, Takuya Kosekib, Ardiansyahc and Michio Komaia


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15. Benefits of Super Food and Functional Food for Companion Animals

By Mary Ememe and Chukwuma Ememe


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16. Functional Pet Foods

By Alessandro Di Cerbo, Federica Pezzuto, Gianandrea Guidetti and Sergio Canello


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