Food Science

This section publishes peer-reviewed open access articles in all areas of food science including chemistry, biochemistry and bioactivity of foods, enzyme properties and applications, food analysis, processing and storage, flavors and aromas, nutritional chemistry, food safety and toxicology.

Section Editors: Livia Simon Sarkadi


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  1. Research article

    Comparative study of phenolic compounds, vitamin E, and fatty acids compositional profiles in black seed-coated soybeans (Glycine Max (L.) Merrill) depending on pickling period in brewed vinegar

    Pickled soybeans or vinegar beans have long been used as a folk remedy and also a supplemental nutritional source in Korea. In general the pickling process in vinegar improves the digestibility of soybeans as ...

    Ill-Min Chung, Jin-Young Oh and Seung-Hyun Kim

    Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:64

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Antiproliferative and apoptotic effects of black turtle bean extracts on human breast cancer cell line through extrinsic and intrinsic pathway

    The black turtle bean (BTB) is most widely consumed legume all over the world having anticancer activity. The aim of the study was to analyse the apoptotic effects of BTB extracts on human breast cancer cell l...

    Suresh Kumar, Vinay Kumar Sharma, Savita Yadav and Sharmistha Dey

    Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:56

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Application of a strategy based on metabolomics guided promoting blood circulation bioactivity compounds screening of vinegar

    Rice vinegar (RV) and white vinegar (WV) as daily flavoring, have also used as accessory in traditional Chinese medicine processing. As we know, the promoting blood circulation efficiency could be enhanced whe...

    Zhangchi Ning, Zhenli Liu, Zhiqian Song, Chun Wang, Yuanyan Liu, Jiahe Gan, Xinling Ma and Aiping Lu

    Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:38

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  4. Short report

    Quick assessment of the economic value of olive mill waste water

    Olive biophenols are emerging as a valued class of natural products finding practical application in the food, pharmaceutical, beverage, cosmetic and nutraceutical industries due to their powerful biological a...

    Riccardo Delisi, Filippo Saiano, Mario Pagliaro and Rosaria Ciriminna

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:63

    Published on: 17 October 2016

  5. Methodology

    A simple and convenient method for the preparation of antioxidant peptides from walnut (Juglans regia L.) protein hydrolysates

    Walnut (Juglans regia L.), that belongs to the Juglandaceae family, is one of the nuts commonly found in Chinese diets. Researchers had obtained peptides from walnut protein hydrolysates, and these peptides exhib...

    Ming-Chuan Liu, Sheng-Jie Yang, Da Hong, Jin-Ping Yang, Min Liu, Yun Lin, Chia-Hui Huang and Chao-Jih Wang

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:39

    Published on: 21 June 2016

  6. Research Article

    Autoclave mediated one-pot-one-minute synthesis of AgNPs and Au–Ag nanocomposite from Melia azedarach bark extract with antimicrobial activity against food pathogens

    The increasing use of nanoparticles and nanocomposite in pharmaceutical and processed food industry have increased the demand for nontoxic and inert metallic nanostructures. Chemical and physical method of syn...

    Alok Pani, Joong Hee Lee and Soon-II Yun

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:15

    Published on: 31 March 2016

  7. Research article

    Comparative analysis of volatiles difference of Yunnan sun-dried Pu-erh green tea from different tea mountains: Jingmai and Wuliang mountain by chemical fingerprint similarity combined with principal component analysis and cluster analysis

    Modern instrumental analysis technology can provide various chemical data and information on tea samples. Unfortunately, it remains difficult to extract the useful information. We describe the use of chemical ...

    Yuanshuang Wu, Shidong Lv, Chen Wang, Xuemei Gao, Jiangbing Li and Qingxiong Meng

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:11

    Published on: 10 March 2016

  8. Review

    Citrus fruits as a treasure trove of active natural metabolites that potentially provide benefits for human health

    Citrus fruits, which are cultivated worldwide, have been recognized as some of the most high-consumption fruits in terms of energy, nutrients and health supplements. What is more, a numbe...

    Xinmiao Lv, Siyu Zhao, Zhangchi Ning, Honglian Zeng, Yisong Shu, Ou Tao, Cheng Xiao, Cheng Lu and Yuanyan Liu

    Chemistry Central Journal 2015 9:68

    Published on: 24 December 2015

  9. Research Article

    Tissue-specific metabolite profiling and quantitative analysis of ginsenosides in Panax quinquefolium using laser microdissection and liquid chromatography–quadrupole/time of flight-mass spectrometry

    The root of Panax quinquefolium L., famous as American ginseng all over the world, is one of the most widely-used medicinal or edible materials. Ginsenosides are recognized as the main bioactive chemical componen...

    Yujie Chen, Liang Xu, Yuancen Zhao, Zhongzhen Zhao, Hubiao Chen, Tao Yi, Minjian Qin and Zhitao Liang

    Chemistry Central Journal 2015 9:66

    Published on: 9 December 2015

  10. Research article

    Effect of roasting conditions on color development and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR-ATR) analysis of Malaysian-grown tropical almond nuts (Terminalia catappa L.)

    Proper roasting is crucial to flavor, color, and texture development in the final product. In recent years, several research studies have been carried out to establish the best optimum roasting conditions for ...

    Siewsee Ng, Ola Lasekan, Kharidah Muhammad, Rabiha Sulaiman and Norhayati Hussain

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:55

    Published on: 7 September 2014

  11. Research article

    Evaluation of solvent effect on the extraction of phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacities from the berries: application of principal component analysis

    This study evaluated the effect of the solvent on the extraction of antioxidant compounds from black mulberry (Morus nigra), blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius) and strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa). Different extracts ...

    Joana Schuelter Boeing, Érica Oliveira Barizão, Beatriz Costa e Silva, Paula Fernandes Montanher, Vitor de Cinque Almeida and Jesuí Vergilio Visentainer

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:48

    Published on: 22 August 2014

  12. Research article

    Characterization of Argentine honeys on the basis of their mineral content and some typical quality parameters

    The levels of 19 elements (As, Be, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, Se, Tl, U, V, Zn) from sixteen different Argentine production sites of unifloral [eucalyptus (Eucaliptus rostrata), chilca (Baccha...

    Marcelo Enrique Conti, Maria Grazia Finoia, Luca Fontana, Giustino Mele, Francesco Botrè and Ivo Iavicoli

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:44

    Published on: 2 July 2014

  13. Research article

    Simultaneous determination of tylosin and josamycin residues in muscles, liver, eggs and milk by MLC with a monolithic column and time-programmed UV detection: application to baby food and formulae

    Tylosin and Josamycin are macrolide antibiotics. They are used in the treatment of pneumonia, arthritis and mastitis in cattle, and mycoplasma infections in poultry. The incorrect use of antibiotics has lead t...

    Jenny Jeehan Nasr, Shereen Shalan and Fathalla Belal

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:37

    Published on: 20 June 2014

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