Free Radicals in Food: Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health presents recent developments in free radical chemistry as it pertains to food systems, antioxidants, and nutritional biochemistry and health. This book intends to illustrate the potential chemical links between food and health. The book is organized into three main sections: Food Chemistry, Antioxidants, and Nutritional Biochemistry and Health. Chapters in the Food Chemistry section cover free radical participation in Maillard reactions, emulsions and lysozymes, milk, meat, and extruded grains. This section also addresses detection of radicals by ESR and spin trapping techniques. Chapters in the Antioxidant section cover phenolic and polyphenols from seeds and tea, tannins, and isoflavonoids. Chapters in the Nutritional Biochemistry and Health section cover the influence of food antioxidants and radical damaged ingredients on oxidases, colon carinogenesis, atherosclerosis, and liver epithelial RL34 cells. The ability of specific food components and supplements to intervene in free radical reactions is believed to play a significant role in their ability to promote health and ameliorate disease. Free Radicals in Food presents specific chemical evidence to support these hypotheses.
Professor Shahidi is currently a University Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He has published over 500 scientific articles, and is an Editor for Journal of Food Lipids, a North American Editor for Food Chemistry and serves on the Editorial Board Member for several journals. He has been the recipient of the "Fellow Award" from CIFST, ACS, CIC and RSC. His current research interests focus on antioxidants and bioactives in selected plants.
"Researchers mostly from North America, Japan, and Taiwan, but also other parts of the world disseminate their recent findings. The first of the 24 studies comprises an introduction to refresh readers' memories on key aspects of free radicals and their reactions. The rest discuss such aspects as analyzing free radicals within food matrices, Maillard reactions, emulsions, dairy, and meat products; the efficacy of antioxidants from tea, seeds, and selected naturally occurring compounds; and free-radical inhibition in relationship to biochemical paths and cancerous cell cultures. No information is provided about any actual symposium they might derive from."--SciTech Book News