Table of contents

  1. Hassan Hussein Musa, Abdelkareem Abdall Ahmed, Taha Hussein Musa
  2. Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya
  3. Liliana Santos-Zea, Javier Villela-Castrejón, Janet A. Gutiérrez-Uribe
  4. Sumio Hayakawa, Yumiko Oishi, Hiroki Tanabe, Mamoru Isemura, Yasuo Suzuki
  5. Mutiu Idowu Kazeem, Habeeb Adebodun Bankole, Azeez Ayomide Fatai, Abiola Fatimah Adenowo, Theophilus Clavell Davies
  6. Z. F. Bhat, Susan Mason, James D. Morton, Alaa El-Din A. Bekhit, Hina F. Bhat
  7. Natalia Drabińska, Cristina M. Rosell, Urszula Krupa-Kozak
  8. Seyed Mohammad Ali Razavi, Mahdi Irani
  9. Monica Rosa Loizzo, Vincenzo Sicari, Jianbo Xiao, Rosa Tundis
  10. Charalampos Siotos, Marco Vinceti, Androniki Naska
  11. Hector Alonzo Gomez-Gomez, Cristine Vanz Borges, Igor Otavio Minatel, Aline Carbonera Luvizon, Giuseppina Pace Pereira Lima
  12. Ibrahim Palabiyik, Haniyeh Rasouli Pirouzian, Nevzat Konar, Omer Said Toker
  13. Natália Martins, Maria Beatriz P. P. Oliveira, Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira

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
  • K.G. Ramawat
    • 2
  1. 1.Gr. d'Etude Subst. Vég. à Act. BiolInstitut des Sciences de la Vigne e Gr. d'Etude Subst. Vég. à Act. BiolVillenave d'OrnonFrance
  2. 2.M.L. Sukhadia University BadgaonIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54528-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-834X
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8358
Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods