Special Issue "Exploitation and Utilization of Starch Resources in Food"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Yue Li
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Guest Editor
School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
Interests: modification of macromolecules (starch, protein and polysaccharide) using environment-friendly (green) methods; development of novel product with improved functionalities (rheological, digestion and film forming properties of starches, solubility, emulsifying, gel forming properties of proteins, etc); study on the molecular structure and interaction of macromolecules and application of the modified macromolecules as delivery systems or ingredients in food products

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Starch is widely used in the formulation of food products and has many industrial applications. Due to the advances in process engineering and the emerging market trends, the demand for novel and versatile starches is growing rapidly. Modified starches have been developed to eliminate shortcomings of native starches and develop novel product with improved functionalities (rheological, digestion, gelling, film forming properties, etc.). There have been intense interests to develop novel methods with advantages of high-efficiency, environment-friendly and easy operation for starch modification. In addition, the composition, structure, and properties of starch tend to vary greatly among different plant sources. Besides some major crops (maize, potato, cassava, and wheat), there are many underutilized and neglected starch producing crops. Modifications and applications of these starches should be explored. And the relationship between starch structure as well as function is needed to provide a theoretical basis for the development and utilization of starch resources.

This special issue on “Exploitation and Utilization of Starch Resources in Food” seeks original and innovative research concerned with the functional property improvements, applications, and unconventional source of starch. However, other aspects of the study on starch resources in food are also welcome. The main areas of interest are:

  • Novel methods for improving functional properties of starches;
  • Process-structure-function relationships of starch at macro, micro or nanoscale;
  • Interactions between starch and non-starch component (proteins, lipids, or other food components) during processing;
  • Study on non-traditional starch sources with commercial potential.

Prof. Dr. Yue Li
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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