Special Issue "How Important Volatile Compounds Are for the Success of Beverages?"
A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: sensory analysis of foods; food quality; food safety; evaluation of volatile compounds of fruits; vegetables and derived products; functionality of fruits and vegetables as affected by different agricultural practices and processing; dehydration of fruits; vegetables; aromatic herbs
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Foods: Flavor and Aroma Analysis as a Tool for Quality Control of Foods
Special Issue in Agronomy: Connecting the Extremes -from Farm to Fork- to Achieve a Sustainable Food Production and a Circular Economy
Special Issue in Foods: Impact of Processing Conditions on the Biological Activity and Quality of Foods
Special Issue in Beverages: Plant-Based Beverages: Consumer Perception, Motivation and Demand in a Fast-Rising Market
A wonderful aged Sherry wine has a pale brown color and strong alcohol intensity, but what makes it different and superior to other wines is its aromatic profile. In a similar way, what is the main difference between a tomato juice prepared using seasonal tomatoes of a traditional-local cultivar and juice prepared using tomatoes grown in a fast cycle in a greenhouse? Seasonal fruit juice will have more sugars and organic acids, but when we close our eyes and drink the juice, the full and complex set of volatile compounds (odor-active) will fill our mouth with their green, vegetable, tomato-ID aromas. Our senses will make us travel to the farm and feel the amazing smell of the tomato plants. In summary, what makes a “fantastic” drink different from a “basic” one is the complexity of its aroma profile; however, working with volatile compounds is extremely difficult. Most of the compounds are themosensitive, have isomers with completely different odor activities, not all the compounds will have a significant contribution to the final aroma, etc. Thus, it is extremely important that the isolation, identification, and quantification of volatile compounds be done using proper analytical techniques and equipment.
Therefore, let us put together all our knowledge and know-how on volatile compounds, and prepare a fantastic Special Issue of the journal Beverages that will become reference material for all new researchers starting to work on this topic.
Prof. Dr. Angel A. Carbonell-Barrachina
Manuscript Submission Information
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