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Benders™ dictionary of nutrition and food technology is an essential book for nutritionists, food scientists, food technologists and anyone interested in nutrition, food science and food technology. This book gives correct interpretation of terminology of nutrition, food science and technology, hereby it is very useful for anyone read scientific review or attended lecture in subject of nutrition, food science and food technology. According to importance and connection of nutrition, food science and technology with other division of learning this dictionary may be important for those interested in agriculture, horticulture, social science and law, human and animal health protection too. This book is the seventh edition; the first edition was published 40 years ago with definitions of 2000 terms. This new edition includes already more than 5000 entries and it has been supplemented new techniques and terms by increase of knowledge and introduction of new technologies as e.g. high-frequency heating, microwave-heating, electroporation and functional foods, which are in the limelight. The dictionary also includes old terms that have become obsolete, in order to assist those referring to earlier literature. In appendix of book there are comprised voluble information about permitted food additives in EU, nomenclature of fatty acids, recommended nutrient intakes in the USA and EU, increasing the usefulness of it for user.

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Amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, and less known, canihua are the most important pseudocereals. Their high nutritional value is well recognized and they are increasingly used for the development of a wide range of starch-based foods, which has been fostered by intensified research data performed in recent years. In addition to health driven motivations, also environmental aspects like the ongoing climate change are an important stimulus to increase agricultural biodiversity again. As pseudocereals are botanically classified as dicotyledonous plants their chemical, physical and processing properties differ significantly from the monocotyledonous cereals. Most important factors that need to be addressed for processing is their smaller seed kernel size, their specific starch structure and granule architecture, their gluten-free protein, but also their dietary fibre and secondary plant metabolites composition. This review gives a condensed overview of the recent developments and gained knowledge with special attention to the technological and food processing aspects of these pseudocereals.

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