Beverages derived from fruits and vegetables are a rich source of vitamin C, carotenoids, phenolics and polyphenolics as well as other bioactives. The bioactives in nutraceutical beverages may act synergistically with one another and their effect may be amplified through fortification, cultivating practices, or biotechnological means. This book discusses factors in the formulation, chemistry, nutrition, and health effects of nutraceutical beverages.
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. Deepthi K. Weerasinghe is at Firmenich Inc..