About the book
Due to changing lifestyles and consumer awareness, there is a trend to choose healthy, nutritious and safe food. Therefore, scientists and researchers are focusing to develop functional foods, as an emerging field of food science that claims health-promoting benefits. Functional foods are just like traditional foods but it provides not only proper nutrition but also consider a natural remedy against various diseases due to the presence of bio-active components. Nutraceuticals can be used anonymously with functional foods. The bioactive components present in functional foods and nutraceuticals are sensitive to different processing technologies; therefore, the researcher and scientists are always trying their best to adopt those processing technologies like ultrasound, high-pressure processing and irradiation that minimally affect the bioactive components present in functional foods.
Hence, this book will comprehensively discuss the advancement in functional foods and nutraceuticals, bio-active components and their role against various health-related maladies, modern processing technologies and their affects on the functional components in food.