Special Issue "Bioactive Compounds in Plant Derived Beverages"
A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2019).
Interests: high-performance liquid chromatography; extraction; food science and technology; analytical chemistry; food chemistry; food analysis; antioxidants; food and nutrition
As a consequence of the on-going consumption of plant-based drinks (soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages) worldwide, there is an increasing interest on the actual composition of those drinks, not only limited on the major compounds and essential nutrients, but also focused on the identification of minor compounds, which are able to positively or negatively affect human health and on the study of their biological activities. In fact, plants produce a broad range of bioactive compounds, which play a key role in the determination of the nutraceutical proprieties of the derived drinks. These plant specialized metabolites might be found unaltered in plant-derived beverages or, during processing and storage steps, might undergo chemical, physical or enzymatic modifications in their chemical structure.
Specific nutritional effects that are dependent on the chemical structure, thus, might be compromised or enhanced. Moreover, it is recently emerging the importance of the synergic effects among different compounds, a topic still little explored.
This Special Issue will focus on articles contributing to clarify the composition of bioactive compounds in plant derived beverages, but also those articles contributing to understand the role of plant derived beverages (including traditional and novel drink products) in the diet.
In particular, this Special Issue will provide an overview of the new data and existing works especially focusing on:
- novel detection methods of trace compounds;
- structure elucidation;
- development, improvement or modification of manufacturing process in order to enhance / decrease their concentration in final drinks;
- mechanism of action and synergic mechanism with other minor on major compounds;
- identification of genes regulating the accumulation of secondary metabolites in the plant organs (fruit, leaf, seed, etc.) used for beverage preparation;
This Special Issue will include original research and review papers, moreover, studies with negative results or replication studies will also be accepted.Dr. Teodora Basile
Dr. Fiammetta Alagna
Manuscript Submission Information
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