Functional Properties of Traditional Foods

  • Kristberg Kristbergsson
  • Semih Ötles

Part of the Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain book series (ISEKI-Food, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General Functional Properties of Foods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna Gramza-Michałowska, Dominik Kmiecik
      Pages 3-7
    3. Anna Gramza-Michałowska
      Pages 9-15
    4. Busaba Yongsmith, Vichien Kitpreechavanich, Janpen Tangjitjaroenkun, Warawut Krusong
      Pages 17-37
    5. Sudsai Trevanich, Supunnikar Sribuathong, Damkerng Bundidamorn
      Pages 39-73
    6. Dezider Toth, Jan Brindza, Elena Panghyova, Stanislav Silhar
      Pages 75-86
    7. Fahrettin Göğüş, Semih Ötles, Ferruh Erdoğdu, Beraat Özçelik
      Pages 87-104
  3. Functional Properties of Cereal and Flour Foods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Maria Cecilia Puppo, Daniel Pablo Ribotta
      Pages 107-114
    3. Maira Rubí Segura-Campos, Luis Antonio Chel-Guerrero, David Abram Betancur-Ancona
      Pages 115-118
    4. Gabriela T. Pérez, M. Eugenia Steffolani, Alberto E. León
      Pages 119-130
    5. Maira Rubí Segura-Campos, Luis Antonio Chel-Guerrero, Arturo Francisco Castellanos-Ruelas, David Abram Betancur-Ancona
      Pages 131-137
    6. Luis Arturo Bello-Perez, Perla Osorio-Díaz, Edith Agama-Acevedo, Rosalia A. Gonzalez-Soto
      Pages 139-155
    7. María Armida Patricia Porras Loaiza, Aurelio López-Malo, María Teresa Jiménez-Munguía
      Pages 189-198
    8. Maira Rubí Segura-Campos, Luis Antonio Chel-Guerrero, José Gabriel Rosado-Rubio, David Abram Betancur-Ancona
      Pages 199-206
  4. Functional Properties of Fruits and Other Plant Foods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Jan Brindza, Dezider Toth, Peter Brindza, Olga Grygorieva, Jan Sajbidor, Lucia Kucelova
      Pages 209-232
    3. Moran Brouk, Ayelet Fishman
      Pages 233-240
    4. Karen Ramírez-Gómez, Yolanda Moguel-Ordoñez, Maira Rubí Segura-Campos, Jorge Carlos Ruiz-Ruiz, Luis Antonio Chel-Guerrero, David Abram Betancur-Ancona
      Pages 241-249
    5. Laura Iturriaga, Mónica Nazareno
      Pages 251-269
    6. Adamantini Paraskevopoulou, Vassilios Kiosseoglou
      Pages 271-287
    7. Maira Rubí Segura-Campos, Jorge Carlos Ruiz-Ruiz, Luis Antonio Chel-Guerrero, David Abram Betancur-Ancona
      Pages 289-292
    8. Marta Magalhães, Dora Santos, S. Marília Castro, Cristina L. M. Silva
      Pages 293-307
  5. Honey and Beverages with Functional Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Mojca Korošec, Urška Kropf, Terezija Golob, Jasna Bertoncelj
      Pages 323-338
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 377-384

About this book


This third book in the Trilogy of Traditional Foods, part of the ISEKI Food Series, covers the beneficial properties of functional foods from across the world. The volume is divided into four sections that address different key topics in the area of study.

Part I provides a general overview of the material, with chapters on functional aspects of antioxidants and probiotics in traditional food. This section also includes chapters on the potential health benefits of Thai, Slovak and Turkish traditional foods. Part II contains eight chapters on cereal-based foods, including chapters on Carob flour, products from Mexican Chia, and the ancient grain Cañahua. Part III is devoted to plant based foods and includes chapters on dates from Israel, medical properties of cactus products from Mexico, beneficial properties of Mastic gum from the Greek island Chios, and the properties of Argan oil from Morocco. Part IV focuses on Honey and Beverages, with chapters on functional and nutritional properties of honey and the properties of Camellia tea, as well as the Spanish drink Horchata De Chufa.

The purpose of the book is to describe and sometimes evaluate properties of foods that native consumers have believed to be beneficial. All chapters
are written by practicing Food Scientists or Engineers but are written with the interested general public in mind.The book should cater to the practicing food professional as well as all who are interested in beneficial properties of traditional foods.

About the Editors

Kristberg Kristbergsson is Professor of Food Science at the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Iceland. Dr. Kristbergsson has a BS in Food Science from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Iceland and earned his MS, M.Phil and PhD in Food Science from Rutgers University.  His research interests includephysicochemical properties of foods, new processing methods for sea foods, modernization of traditional food processes, safety and environmental aspects of food processing, extrusion cooking, shelf-life and packaging,biopolymers in foods and delivery systems for bioactive compounds. 

Semih Ötles is Professor of Food Chemistry at the Department of Food Engineering, Ege University and Vice Rector of Ege University. Dr.Otles has a BSc in Food Engineering, MSc in Food Science, and PhD in Food Chemistry from Ege University. His research interests include traditional and functional foods, novel instrumental food analysis, nutrients in food processing, honey & bee products, nutraceuticals, smart & intelligent packaging, nanotechnology in food applications and biosensors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kristberg Kristbergsson
    • 1
  • Semih Ötles
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IcelandFaculty of Food Science and NutritionReykjavíkIceland
  2. 2.Izmir , TurkeyFood Engineering Department Ege UniversiIzmirTurkey

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