A comprehensive treatment of the physiological effects of food and food components capable of promoting good health and preventing or alleviating diseases. Functional Foods: Biochemical and Processing Aspects, Two-Volume Set assembles extensive information on the nature and physiological effects of biologically-active components of major plant foods. Each chapter addresses the biochemical and engineering of the subject compound and the material from which it is being extracted. In addition, concluding chapters cover the engineering and technology associated with the extraction of nutraceutical compounds and safety issues involved with their use.
For a host of reasons, nonlinear optical spectroscopy is a valuable tool for biochemical applications where minimally invasive diagnostics is desired. Biochemical Applications of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy presents the latest technological advances and offers a perspective on future directions in this important field.