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Edible insects as future food: chances and challenges

The consumption of insects (entomophagy) has recently attracted global attention for health reasons as well as environmental and economic benefits. Achieving environmentally sustainable food security...

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Nutritional quality and health benefits of microgreens, a crop of modern agriculture

Microgreens are young, tender greens that are used to enhance the color, texture, or flavor of salads and main dishes. They can be grown in small scales and indoors, making them widely adopted by controlled...

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Fungi for future foods

The rapid growth of human civilizations has led to imminent pressures to develop new food products with increased nutritional characteristics and decreased environmental footprints. Filamentous fungi,...

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Coconut oil as a therapeutic treatment for alzheimer's disease: a review

The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) which is also known as the “Tree of life” has its own values in each part of the tree and coconut oil is more prestigious among them. At present, the consumption of...

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Cannabidiol and terpenes from hemp – ingredients for future foods and processing technologies

•Legal regulations on hemp cannabidiol and terpenes around the world are summarized.•Current status and challenges of adding CBD and terpenes in foods are discussed.•Recent advances and research needs...

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An overview on the major mycotoxins in food products: characteristics, toxicity, and analysis

Mycotoxins are potentially hazardous secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi (molds). These small molecular weight compounds (often less than 1 000 Da) are found in nature and are almost...

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Review on plant-derived bioactive peptides: biological activities, mechanism of action and utilizations in food development

Plant proteins are good alternative to animal sources in bioactive peptide production due to their safety, low-cost, rich resources and easy for large scale production. The bioactivities of the peptides...

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Therapeutic effect of ketogenic diet treatment on type 2 diabetes

Diet plays an important role in diabetes development. The effect of ketogenic diet on type 2 diabetes remains elusive. In this study, we collect diabetes related physiological parameters and abdominal...

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The Stevens law and the derivation of sensory perception

The Stevens law, S = kIn, is commonly accepted as a landmark achievement in the field of sensory psychophysics and has been widely applied in food sensory research. The theory effectively links the...

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Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) as a new functional food relationship with health: an overview

•The distribution, composition, chemical composition and contents of the plant are summarized.•Summarizes the pharmacological activities of the active ingredients in Aronia melanocarpa.•The paper explores...

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Personalized nutrition for people with diabetes and at risk of diabetes has begun

Food and nutrition are essential parts for the management of blood glucose of patients with diabetes and other metabolic diseases. The results of recent human clinical studies have shown that the blood...

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Diet and food in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Deficiencies of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and surpluses of food items, such as sucrose and artificial food additives, have not convincingly been shown...

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Pesticide residue elimination for fruits and vegetables: the mechanisms, applications, and future trends of thermal and non-thermal technologies

•Thermal and non-thermal technologies would eliminate pesticide residues.•Non-thermal technologies are superior to thermal technologies in pesticide residues decrease and quality attributes of fruits...

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Porcine skeletal muscle tissue fabrication for cultured meat production using three-dimensional bioprinting technology

Cultured meat produced through in vitro cell culture technology is regarded as a technical revolution. In this study, three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology was used to mimic the growth environment...

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Medical foods in USA at a glance

•Medical food is a specific class of functional foods•There is a clear definition of medical food by the US FDA•It has distinct differences from dietary supplements and conventional foods...

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Towards human well-being through proper chewing and safe swallowing: multidisciplinary empowerment of food design

•Human well-being requires proper chewing and safe swallowing.•Complex food structure–property–processing interplays control food bolus formation.•Food-mouth-gut-brain crosstalks occur during food chewing,...

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Ceylon cinnamon: a versatile ingredient for futuristic diabetes management

Cinnamon has been used for centuries as a flavor ingredient and for medicinal purposes. It is known to reduce the risk of cancers, hyperlipidemia, and hyperglycemia due to the presence of a variety...

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The challenges of future foods from prevention of nutrient deficiencies to the management of diabetes

With rise of global populations, food demand is expected to increase correspondingly. Concurrently, the number of people with chronic metabolic diseases, specifically diabetes, is also on the rise....

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Bioactivities and molecular mechanisms of polysaccharides from Hericium erinaceus

Hericium erinaceus, an edible and medicinal mushroom, has been utilized since ancient China due to its delicious taste and health benefits. The polysaccharide from H. erinaceus (HEP) is supposed to...

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Molecular simulation -based research on antifreeze peptides: advances and perspectives

•Molecular simulation methods to study antifreeze peptides(AFPP) were summarized.•The structure-activity relationship of AFPP was analyzed from the perspective of amino acid composition and structure.•The...

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Mechanisms of chilling tolerance in melatonin treated postharvest fruits and vegetables: a review

•Melatonin improves chilling tolerance by enhancing enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants.•Melatonin treatment substantially maintain intracellular energy status during cold storage.•Exogenous melatonin...

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Food supplements could be an effective improvement of diabetes mellitus: a review

Diabetes mellitus is a disease of endocrine and metabolism disorders, characterized by hyperglycemia, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease complications. Although oral hypoglycemic drugs have...

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How does the addition of mushrooms and their dietary fibre affect starchy foods

Mushrooms contain multiple bioactive compounds of which dietary fibre is a representative type. Fortification of extracted or naturally derived dietary fibre in staple starchy foods constitutes a strategy...

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Importance of physical and functional properties of foods targeted to seniors

•The paper presents nutritional problems of elderly people from an international perspective, due to the diversity of nutritional recommendations.•The paper presents how the perception of functional...

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Effects of sugar addition on adipolysis and volatile profiles of dry cured sausage

As sugar play a primary role in food flavor and biochemical reaction during the industrial manufacture of dry cured meat products, we aim to evaluate the function of sugar and how the quality changed...

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