Food Bioactives

Extraction and Biotechnology Applications

  • Munish Puri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Bioactive Sources: Plants, Mushrooms and Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kyriaki G. Zinoviadou, Charis M. Galanakis
      Pages 3-22
    3. Sergio Sanchez, Arnold L. Demain
      Pages 59-87
  3. Extraction Technologies for Bioactives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Govind Kumar Gnasegaran, Dominic Agyei, Sharadwata Pan, Indira P. Sarethy, Caleb Acquah, Michael K. Danquah
      Pages 91-110
    3. Adarsha Gupta, Avinesh R. Byreddy, Munish Puri
      Pages 137-152
    4. Ivo Safarik, Kristyna Pospiskova, Eva Baldikova, Mirka Safarikova
      Pages 153-169
    5. Sandesh J. Marathe, Swati B. Jadhav, Sandip B. Bankar, Rekha S. Singhal
      Pages 171-201
  4. Techniques Employed for the Bioactives Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Liliana G. Santiago, Carlos R. Soccol, Guillermo R. Castro
      Pages 205-226
  5. Therapeutic Role in Treating Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Deepika Sharma, Monica Nijhawan, Munish Puri
      Pages 299-323
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-326

About this book


This book focuses on various types of bioactive compounds, including secondary metabolites, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, flavonoids, peptides/proteins, carotenoid pigments, quinones, terpenes, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and presents an overview of their nutraceutical activities. It covers the current status and future potential of food compounds, as well as extraction technologies for biaoctives derived from plant, fungi and marine-derived bioactive agents. Finally, health-promoting effects of plant, fungi and marine-derived bioactive agents are discussed. 

Chapters come from top researchers in this area from around the globe. The volume caters to the needs of undergraduate and post-graduate students in the area of food biotechnology, food bioprocessing, biotechnology, food engineering, etc., and also contains information pertinent to researchers. 


biotechnology disease prevention food bioactives nutraceuticals nutrition plant bioactives

Editors and affiliations

  • Munish Puri
    • 1
  1. 1.Deakin UniversityWaurn PondsAustralia

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