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1. Moringa oleifera: A review on nutritive importance and its medicinal application

June 2016
Lakshmipriya Gopalakrishnan | Kruthi Doriya | Devarai Santhosh Kumar

Moringa oleifera, native to India, grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is commonly known as ‘drumstick tree’ or ‘horseradish tree’. Moringa can withstand both severe drought...

2. Genetically modified foods: A critical review of their promise and problems

September 2016
Chen Zhang | Robert Wohlhueter | Han Zhang

The term “genetic modified organisms (GMO)” has become a controversial topic as its benefits for both food producers and consumers are companied by potential biomedical risks and environmental side...

3. Microalgae: A potential alternative to health supplementation for humans

March 2019
Apurav Krishna Koyande | Kit Wayne Chew | Krishnamoorthy Rambabu | Yang Tao | Dinh-Toi Chu | Pau-Loke Show

•Microalgae contains various nutritious and bio-active compounds.•Microalgae is capable of preventing or curing various acute and chronic diseases.•Microalgae is under-exploited crop due to its capital-intensive...

4. An investigation of the formulation and nutritional composition of modern meat analogue products

December 2019
Benjamin M. Bohrer

Meat analogues, or plant-based products that simulate the properties of traditional meat products, have secured a position in the conversation of protein foods. Rapid growth of the meat analogue industry...

5. Fermentation-enabled wellness foods: A fresh perspective

September 2019
Huan Xiang | Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse | Geoffrey I.N. Waterhouse | Chun Cui | Zheng Ruan

Fermented foods represent an important segment of current food markets, especially traditional or ethnic food markets. The demand for efficient utilization of agrowastes, together with advancements...

6. Oral microbiota: A new view of body health

March 2019
Maoyang Lu | Songyu Xuan | Zhao Wang

Oral microbiota is an important part of the human microbiota. Oral microbes can be colonized into the intestine in various ways. Oral microbiota is associated with a variety of oral diseases. Recently,...

7. Genetically modified foods in China and the United States: A primer of regulation and intellectual property protection

September 2016
Alice Yuen-Ting Wong | Albert Wai-Kit Chan

Food is a basic and personal necessity to human. Safety of food is a prime factor to consider apart from nutrition, quality and cost. Genetically modified (GM) foods first came on the market in 1994....

8. Interaction between diet composition and gut microbiota and its impact on gastrointestinal tract health

September 2017
Muhammad Shahid Riaz Rajoka | Junling Shi | Hafiza Mahreen Mehwish | Jing Zhu | Qi Li | Dongyan Shao | Qingsheng Huang | Hui Yang

A substantial amount of emerging research is indicating that the gut microbiota has a significant impact on human health. Alterations of gut microbiota have clear consequences on intestinal homeostasis,...

9. Risk factors in street food practices in developing countries: A review

September 2016
Buliyaminu Adegbemiro Alimi

Street food trading solves major social and economic problems in developing countries through the provision of ready-made meals at relatively inexpensive prices and employment for teeming rural and...

10. Ketogenic diets and Alzheimer’s disease

March 2017
Klaus W. Lange | Katharina M. Lange | Ewelina Makulska-Gertruda | Yukiko Nakamura | Andreas Reissmann | Shigehiko Kanaya | Joachim Hauser

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by decline in cognitive functions and associated with the neuropathological hallmarks of amyloid β-peptide plaques...

11. Health aspects of peanuts as an outcome of its chemical composition

March 2020
Rabiatu Bonku | Jianmei Yu

Peanut is an energy dense food item and it contains a substantial amount of fat, proteins, carbohydrate, both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Peanuts are consumed...

12. A critical review on phytochemical profile and health promoting effects of mung bean (Vigna radiata)

March 2018
Kumar Ganesan | Baojun Xu

The seeds and sprouts of mung bean are very common cruise in Asia. Evidence showed that bioactive compounds in mung bean have emerged as an increasing scientific interest due to their role in the prevention...

13. Functional food products in Japan: A review

June 2019
Shun Iwatani | Naoyuki Yamamoto

Japan has a long history of using foods with health benefits and Japanese people are well-known for their longevity. In 1991, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare introduced a functional food regulation...

14. Consumption of soybean, soy foods, soy isoflavones and breast cancer incidence: Differences between Chinese women and women in Western countries and possible mechanisms

September–December 2013
Fen-Jin He | Jin-Qiang Chen

Breast cancer is one of the most lethal diseases world-wide. However, there is a large difference in breast cancer incidence among Caucasian, Hispanic, African and Asian (e.g. Chinese) women with Caucasian...

15. PCR-based methodologies for detection and characterization of Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria ivanovii in foods and environmental sources

June 2017
Jin-Qiang Chen | Stephanie Healey | Patrick Regan | Pongpan Laksanalamai | Zonglin Hu

Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne pathogen responsible for listeriosis, a fatal disease. It is widely distributed in various foods and environmental sources. In this review, we focused...

16. Impact of particle size of pulverized citrus peel tissue on changes in antioxidant properties of digested fluids during simulated in vitro digestion

March 2020
Yidi Cai | Wei Qin | Sunantha Ketnawa | Yukiharu Ogawa

To examine the effect of mechanical processing for plant-based materials on antioxidant properties during digestion, relationships between the size of pulverized plant tissue and changes in antioxidant...

17. Tea aroma formation

March 2015
Chi-Tang Ho | Xin Zheng | Shiming Li

Besides water, tea is one of the most popular beverages around the world. The chemical ingredients and biological activities of tea have been summarized recently. The current review summarizes tea aroma...

18. Corn phytochemicals and their health benefits

September 2018
Sheng Siyuan | Li Tong | RuiHai Liu

Whole grain has a wide range of phytochemicals exhibiting health benefits of lowering risk of chronic diseases. As commonly consumed grain product, corn has unique profiles of nutrients and phytochemicals...

19. Anticancer effect of curcumin on breast cancer and stem cells

June 2018
Hui-Tien Liu | Yuan-Soon Ho

Numerous studies have shown that curcumin, a natural compound, exerts anticancer effects by inhibiting cancer cell proliferation and metastasis and by inducing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. In particular,...

20. Research and development of Cordyceps in Taiwan

December 2016
Ching-Peng Chiu | Tsong-Long Hwang | You Chan | Mohamed El-Shazly | Tung-Ying Wu | I-Wen Lo | Yu-Ming Hsu | Kuei-Hung Lai | Ming-Feng Hou | Shyng-Shiou Yuan | Fang-Rong Chang | Yang-Chang Wu

Cordyceps is treasured entomopathogenic fungi that have been used as antitumor, immunomodulating, antioxidant, and pro-sexual agent. Cordyceps, also called DongChongXiaCao in Chinese, Yartsa Gunbu (Tibetan),...

21. Calcium intake, calcium homeostasis and health

March 2016
Fan Pu | Ning Chen | Shenghui Xue

Calcium, as the most abundant mineral in human body, is involved in many physiological and pathological processes. Here, we reviewed the key mechanisms of calcium homeostasis, including calcium sensing...

22. Energy intake, metabolic homeostasis, and human health

September–December 2014
Guangchang Pang | Junbo Xie | Qingsen Chen | Zhihe Hu

The energy substances (mainly carbohydrates and fats) are the basis and guarantee of life activity, especially the oxidative phosphorylation for energy supply. However, excessive absorption and accumulation...

23. Oleogels for development of health-promoting food products

March 2020
Artur J. Martins | Antonio A. Vicente | Lorenzo M. Pastrana | Miguel A. Cerqueira

Metabolic health and the maintenance of good levels of triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose levels are concerns that can greatly impact human quality of life....

24. An overview of plant-autochthonous microorganisms and fermented vegetable foods

June 2020
Sebastian Torres | Hernán Verón | Luciana Contreras | Maria I. Isla

Fermented plant-based foods and beverages constitute foods of high nutritional and functional value with appreciated health beneficial effects. They represent a natural and sustainable alternative to...

25. Mathematical rules for synergistic, additive, and antagonistic effects of multi-drug combinations and their application in research and development of combinatorial drugs and special medical food combinations

June 2019
Shoujun Yuan | Haoyu Chen

Multi-drug (or multi-element) combinations are often prescribed in the practice of clinical medicine and as foods for special medical purposes. The main motivations for these combinations are that most...

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