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Fermented Foods in Health and Disease Prevention (Hardcover)
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Fermented Foods in Health and Disease Prevention is the first scientific reference that addresses the properties of fermented foods in nutrition by examining the underlying microbiology and 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 and opens new commercial opportunities. Fermented foods form part of our traditional cuisine and provide components that have putative health-related benefits beyond basic nutrition. Coverage also includes the role of the microorganisms that are involved in the fermentation on the production of bioactive and potential 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 for the development of value-added fermented foods products, while also providing nutritionists and dieticians with a useful resource for developing strategies to assist in preventing or slowing disease 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
- Provides food processors and product developers with opportunities for the development of value-added fermented foods products
- Provides a useful resource for developing strategies to assist in preventing or slowing disease onset or severity