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Olive and Olive Oil Bioactive Constituents

  • 1st Edition - April 15, 2015
  • Editor: Dimitrios Boskou
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 6 3 0 6 7 - 0 4 1 - 2
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 6 3 0 6 7 - 0 4 2 - 9

The market is flooded with products posing as elixirs, supplements, functional foods, and olive oil alternatives containing phenols obtained from multiple olive sources. This te… Read more

Olive and Olive Oil Bioactive Constituents

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The market is flooded with products posing as elixirs, supplements, functional foods, and olive oil alternatives containing phenols obtained from multiple olive sources. This technically-oriented book will be of value to nutritionists and researchers in the biosciences. It unravels the body of science pertaining to olive minor constituents in relation to new chemical knowledge, technological innovations, and novel methods of recovery, parallel to toxicology, pharmacology, efficacy, doses, claims, and regulation.

Topics include: the biological importance of bioactive compounds present in olive products; developments and innovations to preserve the level of bioactives in table olives and olive oil; and importance of variety, maturity, processing of olives, storage, debittering of olives and table olives as a valuable source of bioactive compounds.