We are delighted to announce that Food Science & Nutrition has published its first issue, now freely available to read online. Food Science & Nutrition opened for submissions in May 2012 and since then has received a high number of submissions relating to all aspects of human food and nutrition, as well as interdisciplinary research that spans these two fields. Food Science & Nutrition is an open access, fully peer-reviewed journal providing rapid dissemination of research in all areas of food science and nutrition. Read all our open access articles online here>
Below are some top articles which Editor-in-Chief Dr. Y. Martin Lo has highlighted from the inaugural issue.
Comparative lethality kinetic curves and predictive models of F-value for Listeria monocytogenes using different sanitizers
Cezar A. Beltrame, Gabriela B. Kubiak, Ieda Rottava, Geciane Toniazzo, Rogério L. Cansian, Lindomar A. Lerin, Débora de Oliveira and Helen Treichel
Summary: The results obtained in the present work are of industrial importance and not available in the current literature, mainly for organic acids. The results obtained are of fundamental importance in terms of industrial strategy for sanitization procedure, permitting to choose the best relation product concentration/exposure time, aiming at reducing costs without compromising the disinfectant efficiency.
Genetic characterization of Italian tomato varieties and their traceability in tomato food products
Maria Luisa Savo Sardaro, Marta Marmiroli, Elena Maestri and Nelson Marmiroli
Summary: DNA molecular markers can effectively describe the genetic diversity existing among tomato cultivars and landraces, providing tools for traceability in the whole food supply chain. Microsatellite markers can identify tomato genotypes in raw matter and in processed products.
Cinnamon extract inhibits angiogenesis in zebrafish and human endothelial cells by suppressing VEGFR1, VEGFR2, and PKC-mediated MAP kinase
Rishipal R. Bansode, TinChung Leung, Priscilla Randolph, Leonard L. Williams and Mohamed Ahmedna
Summary: In this study, the antiangiogenic properties of cinnamon extract is demonstrated in zebrafish model. Cinnamon extract’s effect is mediated by inducing PKC-specific phosphorylation of MAPK signaling.
We hope that enjoy reading this issue.