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Advances in Biorefineries by Keith W. Waldron

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Bio-based nutraceuticals from biorefining

Y. Liang and Z. Wen,    Iowa State University, USA

Abstract:

Nutraceuticals as health promoting agents have received great attention from both the scientific community and the general public in the past decades. They have been found from diversified resources, possessing a wide range of beneficial effects in biological systems. Bio-based nutraceuticals are derived from natural renewable resources, which can be extracted as a component in the biomaterials or produced through bioprocessing. The main focus of this chapter is on bio-based nutraceuticals, specifically on the current status of the nutraceuticals market, the classification of nutraceuticals, and the properties and functions of individual ...

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