Liana Claudia Salanta

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca

Liana C. Salanță received her PhD degree in Biotechnologies (2014) from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is currently a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Food Science and Technology, with expertise in the field of extraction and analysis of bioactive compounds (with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties), development of new functional products, food quality, and safety control. She has been involved in multiple national and international research projects as a member or project leader (3). She has published more than 70 research articles focused on bioactive compounds (bitter compounds, essential oils, and phenols), development and optimization of new functional products, sensory evaluation, and consumer acceptability.

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The global market of foods with health claims remains highly dynamic and is predicted to expand even further. Consumers have become increasingly aware of the importance of consuming healthy foods in order to have a well-balanced diet and this has increased the demand for foods with health benefits. On the other hand, the food sector companies are trying to meet the new consumers' expectations while designing a variety of novel, enhanced products. Thus, understanding the potential uses of bioactive compounds in food products, the wide range of therapeutic effects, and the possible mechanisms of action is essential for developing healthier products. Covering important aspects of valuable food molecules, this book revises the current knowledge, providing scientifically demonstrated information about the benefits and uses of functional food components, their applications, and the future challenges in nutrition and diet.

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