The genus Capsicum: a phytochemical review of bioactive secondary metabolites
The Capsicum genus is economically important due to its chemical profile which is rich in capsaicinoids, carotenoids and flavonoids. Its unique chemical composition allows this genus to be applied from food additives to medicinal application.
Products of sugar beet processing as raw materials for chemicals and biodegradable polymers
This paper presents an overview of alternative uses for products of sugar beet processing, especially sucrose, as chemical raw materials for the production of biodegradable polymers.
Effects of dietary intake of potatoes on body weight gain, satiety-related hormones, and gut microbiota in healthy rats
Supplementation of potato powders with 54.88 g kg−1 would significantly reduce the body weight gain by enriching Bifidobacterium and Parasutterella.
Influence of oscillating uniform magnetic field and iron supplementation on quality of freeze-thawed surimi
An oscillating uniform magnetic field was applied during the freezing of surimi.
Effects of polyols on the quality characteristics of sucrose-free milk chocolate produced in a ball mill
Sucrose-free milk chocolates containing different types of bulk (isomalt, xylitol and maltitol) and high intensity (Stevia) sweeteners were produced by using a ball mill.
One-pot sequential synthesis and antifungal activity of 2-(benzylsulfonyl)benzothiazole derivatives
New antifungal agrochemicals, derived from 2-(benzylsulfonyl)benzothiazole were synthesized by an environmentally friendly method, using water as reaction medium.
Hydrocinnamic acid produced by Enterobacter xiangfangensis impairs AHL-based quorum sensing and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Hydrocinnamic acid interacts with LasR receptor averts the autoinducer biding to modulate the expression of quorum sensing mediated phenotypes that strengthens the speculation of hydrocinnamic acid acts as a competitive inhibitor for autoinducer molecule.
Bioscaffold arrays decorated with Ag nanoparticles as a SERS substrate for direct detection of melamine in infant formula
Three-dimensional (3D) plasmonic structures have been intensively investigated as high performance surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates.
A novel ultrasensitive surface plasmon resonance-based nanosensor for nitrite detection
A satellite-like AuNP aggregate-based nitrite detection nanosensor was designed via diazotization coupling reaction and can significantly lower the naked-eye detection limit to 3.0 ng mL−1. This nanosensor has important applications in food detection and cancer prevention.
Effect of fatty acids and triglycerides on the formation of lysine-derived advanced glycation end-products in model systems exposed to frying temperature
Fatty acids and triglycerides impact lysine-derived AGE formation through modulating the formation of α-dicarbonyl compounds and Amadori products.
Facile construction of magnetic core–shell covalent organic frameworks as efficient solid-phase extraction adsorbents for highly sensitive determination of sulfonamide residues against complex food sample matrices
Robust and efficient solid-phase extraction adsorbents based on magnetic core–shell covalent organic frameworks gave excellent analytical performance for determination of sulfonamide residues in food samples.
Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract alleviates high-fat diet induced testicular toxicity in rats
GSPE alleviates high-fat diet induced testicular toxicity in rats by promoting anti-apoptotic activity.
Stability of blueberry anthocyanin, anthocyanidin and pyranoanthocyanidin pigments and their inhibitory effects and mechanisms in human cervical cancer HeLa cells
The aim of this study was to conduct a comparative analysis on the stability and anticancer activities of anthocyanin, anthocyanidin and pyranoanthocyanidin pigments derived from blueberries.
A SERS aptasensor for sensitive and selective detection of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
This paper reports a SERS aptasensor developed to detect DEHP at relevant ranges with ultrasensitive performance and good selectivity.
The anti-diarrhea activity of red algae-originated sulphated polysaccharides on ETEC-K88 infected mice
Polysaccharides from red algae Porphyra haitanensis and Gracilaria lemaneiformis possess various bioactive functions, however, their anti-diarrhea activity remains incompletely defined.
Effects of methyl jasmonate and melatonin treatments on the sensory quality and bioactive compounds of harvested broccoli
In the process of yellowing, methyl jasmonate and melatonin treatments effectively improved the color, taste, flavor and bioactive compound content in broccoli.
Isolation and evaluation of two angiotensin-I-converting enzyme inhibitory peptides from fermented grains (Jiupei) used in Chinese Baijiu production
Two tripeptides with ACE inhibitory activity were isolated from Jiupei (the raw material of Baijiu) distillation.
Resveratrol metabolites ameliorate insulin resistance in HepG2 hepatocytes by modulating IRS-1/AMPK
RSV metabolites R3G and R4G protected HepG2 cell from insulin resistance by improving glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis, along with inhibiting ROS generation and modulating the RS-1/AMPK signaling pathway.
The digestibility of hydrothermally-treated bovine serum albumin glycated by glyoxal
The overall gastrointestinal digestibility of hydrothermally-treated bovine serum albumin drops dramatically following GO-derived glycation.
Evaluation of xylooligosaccharide production from residual hemicelluloses of dissolving pulp by acid and enzymatic hydrolysis
The hemicelluloses extracted from dissolving pulp were applied to produce xylooligosaccharides (XOS) by acid and enzymatic hydrolysis.
The stability and bioaccessibility of fucoxanthin in spray-dried microcapsules based on various biopolymers
Fucoxanthin is a major marine carotenoid with many biological activities.
A colorimetric biosensor based on enzyme-catalysis-induced production of inorganic nanoparticles for sensitive detection of glucose in white grape wine
Sensitive and selective colorimetric sensors have come into a high demand due to their simplicity, rapidity, precision and use of common laboratory instruments.
Reduction of Cd accumulation in pak choi (Brassica chinensis L.) in consecutive growing seasons using mercapto-grafted palygorskite
MP significantly reduced Cd accumulation in the shoots of pak choi in comparison to the control, in consecutive growing seasons, and the minimum Cd contents were less than the maximum permitted level proposed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
Polypeptide – decorated nanoliposomes as novel delivery systems for lutein
Polypeptide decorated nanoliposomes were prepared as novel delivery systems to enhance the stability, release and bioactivity of lutein.
Ammonium bio-ionic liquids based on camelina oil as potential novel agrochemicals
Third generation bio-ionic liquids (bio-ILs) were synthesized based on cheap and increasingly available camelina oil.
Fabrication of an activatable hybrid persistent luminescence nanoprobe for background-free bioimaging-guided investigation of food-borne aflatoxin in vivo
Construction of persistent luminescence nanophosphor-copper sulfide hybrid FRET nanoprobes for background-free bioimaging-guided investigation of food-borne aflatoxin in vivo.
The ameliorating effect of the combined extract from Greek Thymus vulgaris and bee's honey on the hydrocortisone-induced osteoporosis in rat bone cells via modulating the bone turnover, oxidative stress, and inflammation
Many of the functional foods are designed to decrease the risk of chronic diseases like osteoporosis (OP) which is the most common bone disorder affecting millions of people.
Enrichment of soybean dietary fiber and protein fortified rice grain by dry flour extrusion cooking: the physicochemical, pasting, taste, palatability, cooking and starch digestibility properties
With the prevalence of chronic conditions in patients due to a dietary imbalance, the demand for inexpensive, nutritious and high dietary fiber extruded rice is increasing rapidly.
Bio-inspired antifogging PDMS coupled micro-pillared superhydrophobic arrays and SiO2 coatings
Inspired by nature, a bio-inspired antifogging PDMS is designed and fabricated successfully using UV lithography and a template method. It achieves an excellent superhydrophobic antifogging property, which benefits from a coupling effect.
Toxic effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles combined with vitamin C and casein phosphopeptides on gastric epithelium cells and the intestinal absorption of mice
Vitamin C is more powerful than casein phosphopeptides at controlling the combined toxic effects induced by ZnO NPs on gastric epithelium cells and intestinal absorption in mice.
Immunomagnetic bead-based biotin-streptavidin system for highly efficient detection of aflatoxin B1 in agricultural products
A strategy of immunomagnetic beads coupled with biotin-streptavidin system (BAS-IMB) for detecting AFB1 was suggested and applied in agricultural products.
Apigenin ameliorates vascular injury in rats with high fructose-induced metabolic disturbance by inhibiting PI3K/AKT/GLUT1
(A) Chemical structure of apigenin. (B) Graph illuminating the experimental design for the time course of fructose and apigenin administration, and the timelines for the histological studies, biochemical analysis and western blot analysis.
Patchouli oil isolated from the leaves of Pogostemon cablin ameliorates ethanol-induced acute liver injury in rats via inhibition of oxidative stress and lipid accumulation
Excessive alcohol consumption can cause serious hepatic injury which is associated with oxidative stress and fatty metabolic disturbance.
Enhanced legume root growth with pre-soaking in α-Fe2O3 nanoparticle fertilizer
A new approach to increase root growth in legumes by pre-soaking seeds in iron oxide nanoparticle growth solution.
Simple, selective and fast detection of acrylamide based on glutathione S-transferase
Acrylamide (AA) is a toxic compound formed in thermally prepared foods by Maillard reaction.
Characterization of key aroma compounds in Meilanchun sesame flavor style baijiu by application of aroma extract dilution analysis, quantitative measurements, aroma recombination, and omission/addition experiments
The aroma components in Meilanchun sesame flavor style baijiu were identified by aroma extract dilution analysis (AEDA), quantitative analysis, aroma active compound recombination, and omission/addition experiments.
Biomimetic enzyme-linked immunoassay based on a molecularly imprinted 96-well plate for the determination of triazophos residues in real samples
In this study, a direct competitive biomimetic enzyme-linked immune-sorbent assay (BELISA) based on a molecularly imprinted nanomembrane as an artificial antibody was developed for the determination of triazophos in real samples.
Horseradish peroxidase-mediated synthesis of an antioxidant gallic acid-g-chitosan derivative and its preservation application in cherry tomatoes
Horseradish peroxidase-mediated grafting of gallic acid to chitosan with good antioxidant capacity for preservation of cherry tomatoes.
Studies of the binding properties of the food preservative thiabendazole to DNA by computer simulations and NMR relaxation
The groove binding of thiabendazole and hsDNA was studied by computer simulation and experimental methods.
Heteroatom tri-doped porous carbon derived from waste biomass as Pt-free counter electrode in dye-sensitized solar cells
Tri-doped porous carbon derived from waste-biomass was developed for a highly efficient counter electrode in dye-sensitized solar cell with an efficiency of 7.83%.
The effect of meat processing methods on changes in disulfide bonding and alteration of protein structures: impact on protein digestion products
Processing caused different levels of formation of disulfide bonds, and associated it with protein structure changes and digested products.
Rapid detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin B in milk samples based on fluorescence hybridization chain reaction amplification
A new competitive aptasensor combined with HCR was developed for SEB detection.
Directed evolution of mevalonate kinase in Escherichia coli by random mutagenesis for improved lycopene
Lycopene is a terpenoid pigment that has diverse applications in the fields of food and medicine.
Artificial simulation of salivary and gastrointestinal digestion, and fermentation by human fecal microbiota, of polysaccharides from Dendrobium aphyllum
D. aphyllum polysaccharide showed variational tendencies after artificial stimulated gastrointestinal digestion and fermentation by human feces.
Alginate oligosaccharide enhances intestinal integrity of weaned pigs through altering intestinal inflammatory responses and antioxidant status
Alginate oligosaccharide (AOS), prepared from depolymerised alginate, a natural polysaccharide occurring in the cell walls of brown algae, provides beneficial effects for intestinal health.
Identification of metabolites of liquiritin in rats by UHPLC-Q-TOF-MS/MS: metabolic profiling and pathway comparison in vitro and in vivo
Liquiritin (LQ), the main bioactive constituent of licorice, is a common flavoring and sweetening agent in food products and has a wide range of pharmacological properties, including antidepressant-like, neuroprotective and anti-cancer properties.
Purification, structure and anti-oxidation of polysaccharides from the fruit of Nitraria tangutorum Bobr.
Antioxidant activity of NTWP-II, evaluated in vitro, indicates that NTWP-II has good potential as a natural antioxidant used in the food industry.
Cytoprotective effects of a tripeptide from Chinese Baijiu against AAPH-induced oxidative stress in HepG2 cells via Nrf2 signaling
PHP up-regulated gene and protein expression levels of intracellular antioxidant enzymes by activation of the Nrf2/ARE pathway in HepG2 cells.
Optimization of simultaneous production of volatile fatty acids and bio-hydrogen from food waste using response surface methodology
Response surface methodology was applied to optimal VFA production from food waste, which could evaluate the interactive effect of each parameter as compared to the traditional approach about just one variable a time on VFA production.
Development of a FRET-based fluorescence aptasensor for the detection of aflatoxin B1 in contaminated food grain samples
The present study aimed to develop an aptamer-based FRET detection strategy for the specific and sensitive detection of AFB1 in contaminated food grains.
Comprehensive two-dimensional ion chromatography (2D-IC) coupled to a post-column photochemical fluorescence detection system for determination of neonicotinoids (imidacloprid and clothianidin) in food samples
A 2D-IC system was successfully fabricated for clean isocratic chromatographic separations and sensitive post column UV induced fluorescence determination of two NNIs in six complex food samples.
Effect and mechanism of oyster hydrolytic peptides on spatial learning and memory in mice
Oyster protein hydrolysate could be a functional food candidate to improve learning and memory ability.
Detection of pesticide residue distribution on fruit surfaces using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy imaging
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is an emerging technique for the detection of pesticide residues on food surfaces, permitting quantitative measurement of pesticide residues without pretreating the sample.
Effect of sodium alginate on the stability of natural soybean oil body emulsions
For the first time sodium alginate is used to improve the stability of oil body emulsions against salt, pH and freeze–thaw cycling.
Total phenylethanoid glycosides and magnoloside Ia from Magnolia officinalis var. biloba fruits inhibit ultraviolet B-induced phototoxicity and inflammation through MAPK/NF-κB signaling pathways
Magnolia officinalis var. biloba is used as a traditional medicine in China and as a food additive in the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Influence of solvent and lecithin in microencapsulation of fish oil by spray-drying
The objective of this work was to study the effect of the emulsifier (soy lecithin) and solvent (water and ethanol) in infeed systems for encapsulation of fish oil (FO) by spray-drying.
Antioxidative and antimicrobial edible chitosan films blended with stem, leaf and seed extracts of Pistacia terebinthus for active food packaging
Chitosan films blended with stem, leaf and seed extracts of Pistacia terebinthus for active food packaging.
A facile molecularly imprinted polymer-based fluorometric assay for detection of histamine
A new molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)-based fluorometric assay was developed to directly quantify histamine in real samples.
Recognition of osmotolerant yeast spoilage in kiwi juices by near-infrared spectroscopy coupled with chemometrics and wavelength selection
The study developed a NIR-SVM model for accurate recognition of osmotolerant yeasts in kiwi juice for the first time.
About this collection
Guest-edited by RSC Advances Associate Editor Maria Angela A. Meireles, this collection features research with the area of Food Engineering, Science, Technology, and Nutrition, illustrating the multidisciplinary aspects of this field that produces exciting research.
The collection shows a fascinating relationship between the various fields involved in the subject area of Food. From articles that deal with the cultivation, livestock, etc. to articles dealing with the effects of metabolites in the human gut microbiota including articles on new sources of fibers and other bioactive compounds.