Carotenoids

Jayesree Nagarajan, Ramakrishnan Nagasundara Ramanan, Mavinakere Eshwaraiah Raghunandan, Charis M. Galanakis, Nagendra Prasad Krishnamurthy

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    Abstract

    Numerous epidemiological evidence has shown that the consumption of carotenoid-rich food lowers the risk of chronic diseases including various types of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Most of the benefits of carotenoids are due to their robust antioxidant effects, which fuel the growth of today's existing carotenoid-rich formulations. Progress in this field has become challenging due to increasing consumer preferences for nutritious and effectual carotenoid formulas with unmodified sensorial properties. Various new technologies have been developed by food industrialists to acquire and preserve carotenoids from natural sources on a long-term basis. This chapter focuses on the nutritional and functional properties of the main carotenoids as well as the modifications that processing with emerging technologies have brought to the field including their bioaccessibility, stability, and functional properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNutraceutical and Functional Food Components
    Subtitle of host publicationEffects of Innovative Processing Techniques
    EditorsCharis M. Galanakis
    Place of PublicationLondon UK
    PublisherElsevier
    Chapter8
    Pages259-296
    Number of pages38
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780128052570
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Bioaccessibility
    • Carotenoids
    • Functional
    • Nutritional
    • Stability

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