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Cassava

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ISBN: 9789535137405 9789535137412 9789535140863 Year: Pages: 316 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69424 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Botany
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Cassava is a staple food for many nations owing to its resilience for growth under various climatic conditions. It is a good source of carbohydrates and is the third largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize. This book focuses on the morphological traits and nutritive properties of cassava and its production processes, postharvest techniques and diseases that affect the growth of the crop. Given its extensive usage and market value, it is one of the agricultural produces for which many biotechnological interventions have been applied for ascertaining food security. It is hoped that readers will gain knowledge on cassava as well as use some of the techniques mentioned herein for improvement of the production of the crop.

Diabetes Food Plan

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ISBN: 9781789232745 9781789232752 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68335 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Nutrition and Food Sciences
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Diabetes is a global pandemic where many remedies have been recommended as means of combating the prevalence of this disease. However, dietary control appears to be more effective than others. This book focuses on interventions concerning glycemic control, the oxidative stress-based occurrence of the disease and its prevention, as well as novel remedies. While many books have been published recently on this aspect, the book aims to serve as an update to the scientific community, as well as to those who have been adversely affected by the disease. There are many unexplored territories when it comes to diabetes, and it is hoped that this publication will open up new avenues of successfully curbing its occurrence.

Palm Oil

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ISBN: 9781789234268 9781789234275 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72350 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Chemical Engineering
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Palm oil production is one of the most developed and noteworthy industries in the world, leading to rapid economic growth in countries where the industry has been established. Currently, palm oil is the world's leader in the vegetable oil industry with a yearly production and consumption of approximately 45.3 million tons, which almost covers 60% of the global trade of vegetable oils in the international market. Along these lines, it is expected that the global demand for palm oil will be doubled by 2020. The book focuses on various aspects of palm oil production, primarily, the environmental aspects, its application as an animal feed, chemical and nutritional properties of the oil, and technical aspects of enhancing the efficacy of production.

Biochemistry and Health Benefits of Fatty Acids

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Book Series: Biochemistry ISSN: 26320983 ISBN: 9781789848724 9781789848731 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 138 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73762 Language: English
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Subject: Biochemistry
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Fatty acids are considered as a very important category of chemical compounds to human health as well as from an industrial perspective. This book intends to provide an update on fatty acid research, their methods of detection, quantification, and related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Cyclic fatty acids are also covered, along with short chain fatty acids, which are important to the human gut microbiota. Fatty acids are important in the chemical structure of the cell membrane and its pivotal role in this aspect is reviewed herein. The book also contains a chapter that deals with some unpublished molecular aspects concerning the roles of fatty acids in depression and bipolar disorder. All in all, the book provides a brief overview of both highly explored as well as overlooked perspectives of fatty acids, while highlighting its significance as a biochemical molecule, which is imperative to the livelihood of unicellular and multi-cellular organisms alike.

Superfood and Functional Food - The Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as Medicine

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ISBN: 9789535129417 9789535129424 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5772/65088 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Nutrition and Food Sciences
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Superfoods and functional foods are receiving increasing attention because of their important roles in health. This book focuses on the production of superfoods and functional foods and their role as medicine. In the early chapters, prominent researchers introduce the roles and production of microalgae and functional fruits through metabolic engineering, the use of food waste, and effective cooking procedures. In the latter chapters, other prominent researchers introduce the medical effects of polyphenols, glutamine, and unsaturated fatty acids, which are contained in superfoods and functional foods. They suggest the importance of superfoods and functional foods in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. It is also recommended for readers to take a look at a related book, Superfood and Functional Food: An Overview of Their Processing and Utilization.

Superfood and Functional Food - An Overview of Their Processing and Utilization

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ISBN: 9789535129196 9789535129202 Year: Pages: 356 DOI: 10.5772/63180 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Nutrition and Food Sciences
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This book focuses on the usage and application of plant- and animal-based food products with significant functional properties and health benefits as well as their development into processed food. Many chapters in this book contain overviews on superfood and functional food from South America. Details on the functional properties of apiculture products are also included herein. Additionally, an area that is not widely discussed in academia - pet food with functional properties - is also covered. It is hoped that this book will serve as a source of knowledge and information to make better choices in food consumption and alterations to dietary patterns. It is also recommended for readers to take a look at a related book, Superfood and Functional Food - The Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as Medicine.

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