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Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds

Potentials and Prospects



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Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds: Potentials and Prospects focuses on the importance of functional foods and their secondary metabolites for human health, presenting new insights with scientific evidence on the use of functional foods in the treatment of certain diseases. The plants covered and their bioactive compounds are easily accessible and are believed to be effective with fewer side effects in comparison with modern drugs in the treatment of different diseases. They contain chemical compounds that can modify and modulate biological systems, eliciting therapeutic effects. Some plants and derived products mentioned include black carrot, olive oil, citrus peel, grapes, candy leaf, cereals and grains, and green and black tea. This compendium sheds new light on the potential of functional foods for human health and contributes to the ocean of knowledge on food science and technology. It will be valuable for faculty, students, and researchers as well as those working in the food, nutraceuticals, and herbal industries.

Author Biography

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus; and Senior Acquisitions Editor and Senior Technical Editor-in-Chief in Agriculture and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, PhD, is currently working as Honorary Fellow in the Diamantina Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia.
Release date Australia
March 30th, 2019
Edited by Hafiz Ansar Edited by Megh R Goyal Edited by Rasul Suleria
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3 Illustrations, color; 16 Illustrations, black and white
Apple Academic Press Inc.
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