Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Favorable Regimen for Good Health and Epidemiological Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hector Alonzo Gomez-Gomez, Cristine Vanz Borges, Igor Otavio Minatel, Aline Carbonera Luvizon, Giuseppina Pace Pereira Lima
      Pages 3-27
    3. Charalampos Siotos, Marco Vinceti, Androniki Naska
      Pages 29-51
    4. Aleksandra Kozłowska, Dorota Szostak-Węgierek
      Pages 53-78
    5. Kotamballi N. Chidambara Murthy, M. Shivapriya, P. Monika, B. Tejashree
      Pages 109-136
    6. Arti Parihar, Mordhwaj S. Parihar
      Pages 137-157
    7. Muhammad Imran, Masood Sadiq Butt, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
      Pages 159-180
    8. Niti Pathak, Asani Bhaduri, Ashwani K. Rai
      Pages 181-200
    9. Luis M. Anaya-Esparza, Efigenia Montalvo-González
      Pages 201-219
  3. Proteins and Their Biological Activity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Catherine Bennetau-Pelissero
      Pages 223-265
    3. Brij Pal Singh, Deepika Yadav, Shilpa Vij
      Pages 267-294
    4. René R. Balandrán-Quintana, Ana María Mendoza-Wilson
      Pages 295-318
    5. Z. F. Bhat, Susan Mason, James D. Morton, Alaa El-Din A. Bekhit, Hina F. Bhat
      Pages 319-353
    6. Aurélien V. Le Gouic, Pádraigín A. Harnedy, Richard J. FitzGerald
      Pages 355-388
    7. Ewelina Zielińska, Monika Karaś, Anna Jakubczyk, Damian Zieliński, Barbara Baraniak
      Pages 389-441
    8. Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Shabir Ahmad Mir
      Pages 443-464
  4. Lipids and Their Biological Activity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 465-465
    2. Luis Vázquez, Marta Corzo-Martínez, Pablo Arranz-Martínez, Elvira Barroso, Guillermo Reglero, Carlos Torres
      Pages 467-527
    3. Terrence Madhujith, Subajiny Sivakanthan
      Pages 529-551
    4. Ronan Lordan, Constantina Nasopoulou, Alexandros Tsoupras, Ioannis Zabetakis
      Pages 553-586
    5. Mamali Das, Kasi Pandima Devi
      Pages 587-604
    6. Edwin E. Martínez Leo, Rafael A. Rojas Herrera, Maira R. Segura Campos
      Pages 605-621
    7. Zahra Rafiee, Seid Mahdi Jafari
      Pages 623-665
    8. Paolo Polidori, Silvia Vincenzetti, Stefania Pucciarelli, Valeria Polzonetti
      Pages 667-698
  5. Food Carbohydrates and Derived Compounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 699-699
    2. Natalia Drabińska, Cristina M. Rosell, Urszula Krupa-Kozak
      Pages 723-762
    3. Nitin Mehta, Manish Kumar Chatli, Pavan Kumar, Om Prakash Malav, Akhilesh Kumar Verma, Yogesh Kumar et al.
      Pages 763-795
    4. Hassan Hussein Musa, Abdelkareem Abdall Ahmed, Taha Hussein Musa
      Pages 797-814
    5. Pinky Raigond, Som Dutt, Brajesh Singh
      Pages 815-846
    6. Mario Fernández de Frutos, Bartosz Fotschki, Ricardo Fernández Musoles, José Moisés Laparra Llopis
      Pages 847-864
  6. Food Carotenoids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 865-865
    2. Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya
      Pages 867-901
    3. Soma Srivastava
      Pages 903-918
    4. Kazim Sahin, Cemal Orhan, Nurhan Sahin, Omer Kucuk
      Pages 935-969
  7. Food Polyphenols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 971-971
    2. Liliana Santos-Zea, Javier Villela-Castrejón, Janet A. Gutiérrez-Uribe
      Pages 973-989
    3. Sumio Hayakawa, Yumiko Oishi, Hiroki Tanabe, Mamoru Isemura, Yasuo Suzuki
      Pages 991-1047
    4. Maria Inés Genovese, Helena Rudge de Moraes Barros
      Pages 1049-1070
    5. Álvaro Hernáez, Julieta Valussi, Alejandra Pérez-Vega, Olga Castañer, Montserrat Fitó
      Pages 1071-1096
    6. Iva Fernandes, Cláudia Marques, Ana Évora, Ana Faria, Conceição Calhau, Nuno Mateus et al.
      Pages 1097-1133
    7. Giovanna Giovinazzo, Maria A. Carluccio, Francesco Grieco
      Pages 1135-1155
    8. Catherine Bennetau-Pelissero
      Pages 1157-1224
    9. Natália Crialeison Balbo Vall Ribeiro, Andressa Mara Baseggio, Vicki Schlegel
      Pages 1225-1251
    10. Saeed Akhtar, Tariq Ismail, Anam Layla
      Pages 1253-1279
  8. Functional Foods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1281-1281

About this book


This reference work provides comprehensive information about the bioactive molecules presented in our daily food and their effect on the physical and mental state of our body. Although the concept of functional food is new, the consumption of selected food to attain a specific effect existed already in ancient civilizations, namely of China and India. Consumers are now more attentive to food quality, safety and health benefits, and the food industry is led to develop processed- and packaged-food, particularly in terms of calories, quality, nutritional value and bioactive molecules.

This book covers the entire range of bioactive molecules presented in daily food, such as carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, isoflavonoids, carotenoids, vitamin C, polyphenols, bioactive molecules presented in wine, beer and cider. Concepts like French paradox, Mediterranean diet, healthy diet of eating fruits and vegetables, vegan and vegetarian diet, functional foods are described with suitable case studies. Readers will also discover a very timely compilation of methods for bioactive molecules analysis.

Written by highly renowned scientists of the field, this reference work appeals to a wide readership, from graduate students, scholars, researchers in the field of botany, agriculture, pharmacy, biotechnology and food industry to those involved in manufacturing, processing and marketing of value-added food products.


Functional food Nutraceuticals Bioactive molecules Food chemistry Healthy food

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Michel Mérillon
    • 1
  • Kishan Gopal Ramawat
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Vine and Wine SciencesUniversity of BordeauxVillenave d’OrnonFrance
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity College of Science, M. L. Sukhadia UniversityUdaipurIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78029-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78030-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-834X
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8358
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