Néstor Gutiérrez-Méndez

Autonomous University of Chihuahua

Néstor Gutiérrez-Méndez is currently a full professor in the Chemistry Faculty at the Graduate School of Food Science, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico. He obtained his DSc from the Research Center for Food and Development (CIAD)-Mexico-Hermosillo in 2008. He is an active member of the National Researchers System (level 2) belonging to the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT). He has authored/co-authored more than forty ISI journal articles and ten book chapters in prestigious editorials. His main research areas include dairy science and technology, the study of plant-derived compounds with antidiabetic effect, and the development of food-grade nano and microemulsions.

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Lactose is a unique disaccharide found exclusively in the milk of mammals. This sugar has a crucial role in nourishing newborn and young mammals; however, some adults have difficulties in fully metabolizing lactose. Despite lactose intolerance in the population, the dairy industry produces 400,000 tons of crystalline lactose worldwide. The food and pharmaceutical industries use lactose as well as lactose derivatives in a wide variety of products. This book reviews some aspects of lactose properties and synthesis as well as recent advances in the recovery of lactose and lactose derivatives from cheese whey.

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