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Superfood and Functional Food

The Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as Medicine


Viduranga Waisundara

Australian College of Business & Technology

Superfoods and functional foods are receiving increasing attention because of their important roles in health. This book focuses on the production of superfoods and functional foods and their role as medicine. In the early chapters, prominent researchers introduce the roles and production of microalgae and functional fruits through metabolic engineering, the use of food waste, and effective cooking procedures. In the latter chapters, other prominent researchers introduce the medical effects of polyphenols, glutamine, and unsaturated fatty acids, which are contained in superfoods and functional foods. They suggest the importance of superfoods and functional foods in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. It is also recommended for readers to take a look at a related book, Superfood and Functional Food: An Overview of Their Processing and Utilization.

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Superfood and Functional FoodThe Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as MedicineEdited by Naofumi Shiomi

Published: February 22nd 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65088

ISBN: 978-953-51-2942-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2941-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5469-3

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

22282 Total Chapter Downloads

26 Crossref Citations

85 Web of Science Citations

66 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Prominent Superfood: Spirulina platensis

By Nilay Seyidoglu, Sevda Inan and Cenk Aydin


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2. Quality Assessment of Microalgae Exposed to Trace Metals Using Flow Cytometry

By Toshiyuki Takahashi


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3. Functional Fruits Through Metabolic Engineering

By Luis Quiroz-Iturra, Carolina Rosas-Saavedra and Claudia Stange Klein


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4. Food Wastes as Valuable Sources of Bioactive Molecules

By Sonia A. Socaci, Anca C. Fărcaş, Dan C. Vodnar and Maria Tofană


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5. Selected Superfoods and Their Derived Superdiets

By Beatrice Nakhauka Ekesa


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6. The Mediterranean Diet in the Prevention of Degenerative Chronic Diseases

By Elisabetta Della Valle, Francesco Cacciatore, Eduardo Farinaro, Francesco Salvatore, Roberto Marcantonio, Saverio Stranges and Maurizio Trevisan


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7. Isoflavones: Vegetable Sources, Biological Activity, and Analytical Methods for Their Assessment

By Daniela-Saveta Popa and Marius Emil Rusu


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8. Anthocyanins in Berries and Their Potential Use in Human Health

By Daniela Peña-Sanhueza, Claudio Inostroza-Blancheteau, Alejandra Ribera-Fonseca and Marjorie Reyes-Díaz


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9. Protective Effects of Curcumin on Gastric Inflammation and Liver Disease

By Duangporn Werawatganon


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10. Glutamine: A Conditionally Essential Amino Acid with Multiple Biological Functions

By Alberto Leguina-Ruzzi and Marcial Cariqueo


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11. The Effect of Dietary Intake of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Cardiovascular Health: Revealing Potentials of Functional Food

By Ines Drenjančević, Gordana Kralik, Zlata Kralik, Martina Mihalj, Ana Stupin, Sanja Novak and Manuela Grčević


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12. Evolution and Therapy of Brain by Foods Containing Unsaturated Fatty Acids

By Roberto Carlos Burini, Caroline das Neves Mendes Nunes and Franz Homero Paganini Burini


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