Ethnic Fermented Foods and Alcoholic Beverages of Asia

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Asia has a long history of preparation and consumption of various types of ethnic fermented foods and alcoholic beverages based on available raw substrates of plant or animal sources and also depending on agro-climatic conditions of the regions. Diversity of functional microorganisms in Asian ethnic fermented foods and alcoholic beverages consists of bacteria (Lactic acid bacteria and Bacillus species, micrococcii, etc.), amylolytic and alcohol-producing yeasts and filamentous moulds. Though there are hundreds of research articles, review papers, and limited books on fermented foods and beverages, the present book: Ethnic Fermented Foods and Alcoholic Beverages of Asia is the first of this kind on compilation of various ethnic fermented foods and alcoholic beverages of Asia. This book has fifteen chapters covering different types of ethnic fermented foods and alcoholic beverages of Asia. Some of the authors are well-known scientists and researchers with vast experiences in the field of fermented foods and beverages who include Prof. Tek Chand Bhalla, Dr. Namrata Thapa (India), Prof. Yearul Kabir and Dr. Mahmud Hossain (Bangladesh), Prof. Tika Karki (Nepal), Dr. Saeed Akhtar (Pakistan), Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake (Sri Lanka), Dr. Werasit Sanpamongkolchai (Thailand), Prof. Sh. Demberel (Mongolia), Dr. Yoshiaki Kitamura, Dr. Ken-Ichi Kusumoto, Dr. Yukio Magariyama, Dr. Tetsuya Oguma, Dr. Toshiro Nagai, Dr. Soichi Furukawa, Dr. Chise Suzuki, Dr. Masataka Satomi, Dr. Kazunori Takamine, Dr. Naonori Tamaki and Dr. Sota Yamamoto (Japan), Prof. Dong-Hwa Shin, Prof. Cherl-Ho Lee, Dr. Young-Myoung Kim, Dr. Wan-Soo Park Dr. Jae-Ho Kim (South Korea) Dr. Maryam Tajabadi Ebrahimi (Iran), Dr. Francisco B. Elegado (Philippines), Prof. Ingrid Suryanti Surono (Indonesia), Dr. Vu Nguyen Thanh (Vietnam). Researchers, students, teachers, nutritionists, dieticians, food entrepreneurs, agriculturalist, government policy makers, ethnologists, sociologists and electronic media persons may read this book who keep interest on biological importance of Asian fermented foods and beverages.
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Professor Dr. Jyoti Prakash Tamang is one of the authorities of global fermented foods and beverages for last 28 years. He did Ph.D. in Microbiology from North Bengal University, India in 1992, Post-doc research works from National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan in 1995, and Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology, Germany in 2002. He was awarded the prestigious National Bioscience Award of Department of Biotechnology by Government of India in 2005, and Gourmand Best Cookbook Award of Paris in 2010. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2012), Fellow of Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences (2010), and Fellow of Biotech Research Society of India (2006). He has published more than 135 research papers, and authored several books including (1) Himalayan Fermented Foods: Microbiology, Nutrition, and Ethnic Values (2010), (2) Fermented Foods and Beverages of the World (2011) and (3) Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages (2015) all published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA. He has one patent, and has produced several Ph.D. students. He is a member of several prestigious national and international academics including International Yeast Commission, Asian Federation of Lactic Acid Bacteria, etc. Prof. Tamang is a senior Professor in Department of Microbiology and also Dean of School of Life Sciences of Sikkim University, a national university at Gangtok, India. /i

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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Aug 5, 2016
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Pages
409
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ISBN
9788132228004
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Biotechnology
Science / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Science / Life Sciences / Microbiology
Technology & Engineering / Chemical & Biochemical
Technology & Engineering / Food Science
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Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages discusses the functionality and myriad health benefits of fermented foods and beverages of the world. It examines health-promoting and therapeutic properties, covering the molecular process of fermentation and the resulting benefit to nutritional value and long-term health. Exploring a range of fermented food products from yogurt to tempeh to wine, the book details probiotic activity, degradation of anti-nutritive compounds, and the conversion of substrates into consumable products with enhanced flavor and aroma.

The diversity of functional microorganisms in fermented foods and beverages consists of bacteria, yeasts, and fungi. The most remarkable aspect is the biological functions and the enhanced health benefits due to functional microorganisms associated with them. Written by a host of international experts, the book highlights the microorganisms in fermented foods and beverages of the world. It collates information based on research articles and review papers investigating the different health-promoting benefits such as antioxidant functions, allergic reactions suppression, and overall digestion improvement.

Possible health benefits of fermented foods and beverages include prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, hepatic disease, gastrointestinal disorders and inflammatory bowel disease, hypertension, thrombosis, osteoporosis, allergic reactions, and diabetes. In addition, fermented foods list increasing the synthesis of nutrient, reducing obesity, increasing immunity, and alleviating lactose intolerance as well as anti-aging and therapeutic values/medicinal values among its health-related effects. The list grows the more we know about their molecular processes and their biological functions. The book helps you overcome the challenge of large-scale production and bring to consumers fermented foods without losing the unique flavor and other traits associated with the traditional products from which they are derived.

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