Themed Collection on the effect of food matrix and processing on the physiological fate of bioactive compounds and metabolites

We are very pleased to announce a new Food & Function themed collection, on the effect of food matrix and processing on the physiological fate of bioactive compounds and metabolites. The collection will be Guest Edited by Prof. Jesus Simal-Gandara (University of Vigo, Spain) and Dr Tarun Belwal (Zhejiang University, China).

Food matrix plays an important role in determining the physiological fate of nutrients, bioactive compounds, and metabolites. The food matrix has been described as the complex assembly of nutrients and non-nutrients interacting physically and chemically, that influences the release, mass transfer, accessibility, digestibility, and stability of many food compounds. These compounds also undergo biotransformation in the gastrointestinal tract, before being systemically absorbed by the bloodstream, affecting their functionality. Food processing also affects the bioaccessibility, bioavailability and functionality of the food compounds, and the effect of food matrix has also been seen.

We invite original research and review papers on the effect of food matrix and processing on the physiological fate of nutrients, bioactive compounds and metabolites, with special reference to antioxidant compounds. These can include, but not limited to:

  • Effect of food matrix and/or processing on the processes of digestion and absorption of food compounds.
  • Effect of food matrix and/or processing on mass transfer, accessibility, and stability of food compounds.
  • Effect of food matrix and/or processing on bioconversion, bioactivity and bioefficacy of food compounds.
  • Food matrix and/or processing effect on its functionality (e.g. antioxidant).
  • Nutrient-matrix interactions and its effect on bioaccessibility, bioavailability and functionality.

Accepted articles will be collated in an online collection as soon as they are accepted and in the themed collection as a whole and will be promoted as a complete collection in Spring 2022.

The submission deadline for this collection is 17th December 2021

If you are interested in submitting to this collection, please contact the Editorial Office.

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