Nutrient Delivery (Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry)

Nutrient Delivery (Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry)
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    Nutrient Delivery (Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry)
  • Author:
    Alexandru Grumezescu
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    1 edition
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  • Data:
    September 16, 2016
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  • Pages:
    850 pages
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Book Description
Nutrient Delivery: Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry, Volume Five, discusses the fabrication, merits, demerits, applications, and bioavailability enhancement mechanisms of various nanodelivery systems. Recent developments in various nanodelivery systems are also highlighted. Volume 5 contains twenty chapters, prepared by outstanding international researchers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, India, Iran, Ireland, México, Pakistan, Portugal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, and the United States.
In recent years, the delivery of micronutrients at nanoscale has been widely studied as these systems have the potential to improve bioavailability, enable controlled release and enhance stability of food bioactives to a greater extent. The nanodelivery systems typically consist of the food bioactive compound encapsulated and stabilized in food grade ingredients such as lipids, proteins or polysaccharides with diameters ranging from 10 nm to 1000 nm. Among these, the lipid based delivery systems such as nanoemulsions, solid lipid nanoparticles, nanoliposomes and micelles are widely studied for the delivery of lipophilic bioactive compounds. These delivery vehicles improve the solubility, permeability, stability and bioavailability of the lipophilic compounds thereby enhancing their potential for oral delivery and functional food development.
On the other hand, the hydrophilic bioactives are delivered through protein, polysaccharide or biopolymer based colloidal nanosystems such as hydrogels, nanogels and polymer nanoparticles. The major concern other than solubility is the intestinal permeability of the micronutrients. For instance, the delivery system for compounds with poor intestinal permeability and low solubility need to be carefully designed using suitable lipids and surfactants.
  • Offers updated material for undergraduate and postgraduate students in food science, biotechnology, and related engineering fields
  • Provides a valuable resource of recent scientific progress, along with most known applications of nanomaterials in the food industry for researchers, engineers, and academics
  • Includes novel opportunities and ideas for developing or improving technologies in the food industry



Chapter 1. Nutrition—Nutrient Delivery
Chapter 2. Nanostructured Biobased Systems for Nutrient and Bioactive Compounds Delivery
Chapter 3. Nanoscale Nutrient Delivery Systems
Chapter 4. Engineering Effective Nanoscale Nutrient Carriers
Chapter 5. Nanotechnology Applied to Improve Functionality in Food
Chapter 6. Bioactive Compounds Delivery Using Nanotechnology: Design and Applications in Dairy Food
Chapter 7. Food-Derived Biopolymers for Nutrient Delivery
Chapter 8. Applications of Nanomaterials in Functional Fortified Dairy Products: Benefits and Implications for Human Health
Chapter 9. Controlled Release Nutrition Delivery Based Intelligent and Targeted Nanoparticle
Chapter 10. Nanodelivery of Nutrients for Improved Bioavailability
Chapter 11. Nanotechnology for Enhanced Bioactivity of Bioactive Phytomolecules
Chapter 12. Vitamins and Minerals Fortification Using Nanotechnology: Bioavailability and Recommended Daily Allowances
Chapter 13. Adding Biological Function to Nonbiological Nanoparticles
Chapter 14. Development of Phenolic Compounds Encapsulation Techniques as a Major Challenge for Food Industry and for Health and Nutrition Fields
Chapter 15. Role of Nanotechnology in Enhancing Bioavailability and Delivery of Dietary Factors
Chapter 16. Enhanced Nutrient Delivery Through Nanoencapsulation Techniques: the Current Trend in Food Industry
Chapter 17. Nutrient Delivery Through Nanoencapsulation
Chapter 18. Colloidal Systems: an Excellent Carrier for Nutrient Delivery
Chapter 19. Supplementing Selenium and Zinc Nanoparticles in Ruminants for Improving Their Bioavailability Meat
Chapter 20. Lipids from Oleaginous Yeasts: Production and Encapsulation

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