Fermented Foods In Health And Disease Prevention by Juana FrFermented Foods In Health And Disease Prevention by Juana Fr

Fermented Foods In Health And Disease Prevention

byJuana FrEditorCristina Martínez-villal, Elena Pe

Hardcover | September 23, 2016

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Fermented Foods in Health and Disease Preventionis the first scientific reference that addresses the properties of fermented foods in nutrition by examining their underlying microbiology, the specific characteristics of a wide variety of fermented foods, and their effects in health and disease. The current awareness of the link between diet and health drives growth in the industry, opening new commercial opportunities.

Coverage in the book includes the role of microorganisms that are involved in the fermentation of bioactive and potentially toxic compounds, their contribution to health-promoting properties, and the safety of traditional fermented foods. Authored by worldwide scientists and researchers, this book provides the food industry with new insights on the development of value-added fermented foods products, while also presenting nutritionists and dieticians with a useful resource to help them develop strategies to assist in the prevention of disease or to slow its onset and severity.



  • Provides a comprehensive review on current findings in the functional properties and safety of traditional fermented foods and their impact on health and disease prevention
  • Identifies bioactive microorganisms and components in traditional fermented food
  • Includes focused key facts, helpful glossaries, and summary points for each chapter
  • Presents food processors and product developers with opportunities for the development of fermented food products
  • Helps readers develop strategies that will assist in preventing or slowing disease onset and severity
Juana Frias BSc, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She currently heads a team at the Institute of Food Science Technology and Nutrition, Madrid, Spain, carrying out research on the production and characterization of biologically active ingredients from plant food origin. Dr. Frias gradu...
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Title:Fermented Foods In Health And Disease PreventionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:762 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 23, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128023090

ISBN - 13:9780128023099

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction 1. Fermented Foods in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: An Overview

Section 2. Fermented Foods as a Source of Healthy Constituents 2. Bioactive Peptides in Fermented Foods: Production and Evidence for Health Effects 3. Health Benefits of Exopolysaccharides in Fermented Foods 4. Biotransformation of Phenolics by Lactobacillus plantarum in Fermented Foods 5. Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid-Enriched Fermented Foods 6. Melatonin Synthesis in Fermented Foods 7. Effect of Fermentation on Vitamin Content in Food 8. From Bacterial Genomics to Human Health

Section 3. Traditional Fermented Foods Section 3.1. Fermented Food of Animal Origin9. Fermented Seafood Products and Health 10. Fermented Meat SausageSection 3.2. Dairy Fermented Foods11. Health Effects of Cheese Components with a Focus on Bioactive Peptides 12. Blue Cheese: Microbiota and Fungal Metabolites 13. Yogurt and Health 14. KefirSection 3.3. Legume and Cereal Grains Fermented Derived Products15. Beer and Its Role in Human Health 16. Fermented Pulses in Nutrition and Health Promotion 17. Nonwheat Cereal-Fermented-Derived Products 18. Use of Sourdough Fermentation and Nonwheat Flours for Enhancing Nutritional and Healthy Properties of Wheat-Based Foods 19. Tempeh and Other Fermented Soybean Products Rich in IsoflavonesSection 3.4. Vegetables and Fruits Fermented Products20. Kimchi and Its Health Benefits 21. The Naturally Fermented Sour Pickled Cucumbers 22. Role of Natural Fermented Olives in Health and Disease 23. Pulque 24. Sauerkraut: Production, Composition, and Health Benefits 25. Vinegars and Other Fermented Condiments 26. Wine

Section 4. Hazardous Compounds and Their Implications in Fermented Foods 27. Biogenic Amines in Fermented Foods and Health Implications 28. Occurrence of Aflatoxins in Fermented Food Products 29. Antibiotic Resistance Profile of Microbes From Traditional Fermented Foods

Section 5. Revalorization of Food Wastes by Fermentation into Derived Outcomes 30. Fermentation of Food Wastes for Generation of Nutraceuticals and Supplements