Natural Colorants for Food and Nutraceutical Uses

Natural Colorants for Food and Nutraceutical Uses

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As our understanding of the science and functions of color in food has increased, the preferred colorants, forms of use, and legislation regulating their uses have also changed. Natural Colorants for Food and Nutraceutical Uses reflects the current tendency to use natural pigments. It details their science, technology, and applications as well as their nutraceutical properties. Starting with the basics, the book creates an understanding of physical colors, discusses color measurement, and analyzes why natural pigments are preferred today. The authors present an overview of global colorants, including safety, toxicity and regulatory aspects. Information about inorganic and synthetic colorants is included. The book then focuses on applications of natural colorants, with special attention given to characteristics, extraction and processing stability, and the use of biotechnology and molecular biology to increase colorant production. Finally, the book examines the nutraceutical properties of natural colorants and compares them to other well-known nutraceutical components. From the basics to highly specialized concepts and applications, Natural Colorants for Food and Nutraceutical Uses presents essential, practical information about pigments in the food industry. With its coverage of state-of-the-art technologies and future trends in the application of color to food, this book provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date survey of the more

Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 160.5 x 240.3 x 22.9mm | 612.36g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 81 black & white illustrations, 94 black & white tables, 33 black & white halftones
  • 1587160765
  • 9781587160769

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"With its coverage of state-of-the-art technologies and future trends in the application of colour to food, this book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of the field and will be of interest to food scientists, technologists, food biotechnologists, food and flavour chemists, and biochemists." - Food Trade Review, April 2003 Promo Copyshow more

Table of contents

Colorants: From the Physical Phenomenon to their Nutraceutical Properties: An Overview The Color Phenomenon Definition Human Perception Measurement Pigments Definition A World of Colorless Compounds Pigments in Biology Molecular Affinities of Pigments Natural Distribution of Pigments Classification of Food Colors Choice and Application of Colors Pigments as Food Colorants Colorants as Food Additives Safety of Food Colorants Inorganic and Synthetic Pigments: History, Sources and Uses Inorganic Synthetic Analytical Techniques and the Evaluation of Color Purity Natural Pigments: A Global Perspective Distribution Functions Carotenoids Definition Classification and Nomenclature Distribution Biosynthesis: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Functions Methodological Aspects Carotenoids as Food Colors Processing and Stability Production of Carotenoids in Bioreactors Anthocyanins and Betalains Anthocyanins Betalains Other Natural Pigments Chlorophylls Caramel Turmeric Cochineal, Carmine and other Natural Pigments from Insects Monascus Iridoids Chemicals and Colorants as Nutraceuticals Fundamentals Nutraceuticals and Related Terms: Definitions Food Items as Nutraceuticals Natural Colorants as Nutraceuticals Nutraceuticals: The Perspective Appendix: List of Abbreviationsshow more