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Traditional Slovak Products as Functional Foods

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

Abstract

Several Slovak products could be marked as original and unique not only from technological point of view, but also for phytotherapeutic reasons as well. In the study we presented some historical facts and knowledge on two original products—the sugarless plum jam and a special cheese known in Slovakia as “bryndza”. Plum jam is a traditional product made of washed assorted fruits, pitted, crushed, and passed through a sieve. Slovak sheep cheese commonly called “bryndza” is a soft maturing cheese. They are attractive not only for the consumers, but also for experimental purposes.

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  • Traditional products
  • Plum jam
  • Bryndza
  • Functional foods

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Toth, D., Brindza, J., Panghyova, E., Silhar, S. (2016). Traditional Slovak Products as Functional Foods. In: Kristbergsson, K., Ötles, S. (eds) Functional Properties of Traditional Foods. Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain, vol 12. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7662-8_5

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