Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Functional Foods

Muhammad Sajid Arshad

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Muhammad Sajid Arshad received his received Doctoral degree from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has have served as a visiting research scholar at the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA; and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Kyungpook National University, South Korea; and as a visiting scientist with Iowa State University, USA.


Muhammad Haseeb Ahmad

Government College University, Faisalabad

Dr. Muhammad Haseeb Ahmad received his doctoral degree from Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany. He is currently working as an assistant professor at the Institute of Home and Food Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has presented his research work in various national and international conferences and wrote about 25 research publications along with 7 book chapters.


Functional Foods Nutraceuticals Bio-Active Compounds Polyphenols Processing Techniques CVD Diabetes Non-Communicable Diseases Hypertension Antioxidants Fraudulent Practices HPLC

Register your interest in contributing to this book

Collaborate with our community and contribute your knowledge.

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.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 29th 2020

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: October 27th 2020

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Register for the book

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: December 26th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 16th 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: May 15th 2021

All chapters are copy-checked and typesetted before being published. IntechOpen regularly submits its books to major databases for evaluation and coverage, including the Clarivate Analytics Book Citation Index in the Web of ScienceTM Core Collection. Other discipline-specific databases are also targeted, such as Web of Science's BIOSIS Previews.

About the editor

Muhammad Sajid Arshad

Government College University, Faisalabad

I have been working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Food Science, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan since 2014. I have served as a visiting research scholar at Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA for six months. I have received Doctoral degree from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan in 2013. I worked as postdoctoral fellow at Kyungpook National University, South Korea for one year from 2016-17. I have worked as a visiting scientist with Iowa State University, USA for 3 weeks. Later on, I have got training on ‘Advance Analytical Techniques’ from University of Melbourne, Australia of 2 weeks. I am author of about 60 publications and 10 book chapters. I have presented my diverse research work at different national and international conferences in USA, Canada, Australia, South Korea, and Thailand. I am external reviewer of many International Journals as well. I have received several national and international awards in my area. My area of research is food science particularly meat science and muscle foods, non-thermal processing, functional foods.

View profile

Book chapters authored 5

Books edited 1

Introducing your Author Service Manager

Ms. Sandra Maljavac

As an Author Service Manager my responsibilities include monitoring and facilitating all publishing activities for authors and editors. From chapter submission and review, to approval and revision, copyediting and design, until final publication, I work closely with authors and editors to ensure a simple and easy publishing process. I maintain constant and effective communication with authors, editors and reviewers, which allows for a level of personal support that enables contributors to fully commit and concentrate on the chapters they are writing, editing, or reviewing. I assist authors in the preparation of their full chapter submissions and track important deadlines and ensure they are met. I help to coordinate internal processes such as linguistic review, and monitor the technical aspects of the process. As an ASM I am also involved in the acquisition of editors. Whether that be identifying an exceptional author and proposing an editorship collaboration, or contacting researchers who would like the opportunity to work with IntechOpen, I establish and help manage author and editor acquisition and contact.

Ask a question

Book will be abstracted and indexed in