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Title Human health benefits of plant bioactive compounds : potentials and prospects / edited by Megh R. Goyal, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
Published Oakville, ON, Canada ; Palm Bay, Florida : Apple Academic Press Inc., [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xxx, 362 pages) : illustrations (some colour)
Series Innovations in plant science for better health : from soil to fork book series
Innovations in plant science for better health.
Summary "Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds: Potentials and Prospects focuses on the importance of functional foods and their secondary metabolites for human health, presenting new insights with scientific evidence on the use of functional foods in the treatment of certain diseases. The plants covered and their bioactive compounds are easily accessible and are believed to be effective with fewer side effects in comparison with modern drugs in the treatment of different diseases. They contain chemical compounds that can modify and modulate biological systems, eliciting therapeutic effects. Some plants and derived products mentioned include black carrot, olive oil, citrus peel, grapes, candy leaf, cereals and grains, and green and black tea. The volume is divided into four sections that cover these topics: Functional foods for human health, which discusses the concept of functional foods, the available sources, biochemistry, structural composition, and different biological activities, especially antioxidant activity. It also highlights the importance of functional foods and their health perspectives. Pharmacological aspects of fruits and vegetables, which focuses on the extraction of bioactive molecules, phytochemistry, and biological activities of a selection of plants. Pharmacological aspects of natural products, which explores bioactive compounds, structural attributes, bioactivity of anthocyanin, piceatannol, and a review of the ethnobotany/and medicinal properties of green and black tea. Pharmacological aspects of cereals and grains, which reviews the health benefits of flax seed, wheatgrass juice, and use and therapeutic potential as supplements for various disease management. This compendium sheds new light on the potential of functional foods for human health and contributes to the ocean of knowledge on food science and technology. It will be valuable for faculty, students, and researchers as well as those working in the food, nutraceuticals, and herbal industries."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. He was also proclaimed as "Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century" by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 60 books. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, PhD, is the Alfred Deakin Research Fellow at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Recently, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetic and Health at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. He is an Honorary Fellow in the Diamantina Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia. The recipient of several awards and scholarships, Dr. Suleria has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers
Description based on print version record
Subject Plant bioactive compounds -- Health aspects
Functional foods.
Botanical chemistry.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Nutrition.
SCIENCE -- General.
TECHNOLOGY -- Food Science.
Botanical chemistry.
Functional foods.
Form Electronic book
Author Goyal, Megh R., editor
Suleria, Hafiz, editor.
LC no. 2019013561
ISBN 9780429457913