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Handbook of Antioxidant Methodology

Approaches to Activity Determination

Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis

Series editors:

Gary Williamson, Monash University, Australia

Alejandro G. Marangoni, University of Guelph, Canada

Graham A. Bonwick, AgriFoodX Limited, UK

Catherine S. Birch, AgriFoodX Limited, UK

Titles in the series:

1: Food Biosensors

2: Sensing Techniques for Food Safety and Quality Control

3: Edible Oil Structuring: Concepts, Methods and Applications

4: Food Irradiation Technologies: Concepts, Applications and Outcomes

5: Non-extractable Polyphenols and Carotenoids: Importance in Human Nutrition and Health

6: Cereal Grain-based Functional Foods: Carbohydrate and Phytochemical Components

7: Steviol Glycosides: Cultivation, Processing, Analysis and Applications in Food

8: Legumes: Nutritional Quality, Processing and Potential Health Benefits

9: Tomato Chemistry, Industrial Processing and Product Development

10: Food Contact Materials Analysis: Mass Spectrometry Techniques

11: Vitamin E: Chemistry and Nutritional Benefits

12: Anthocyanins from Natural Sources: Exploiting Targeted Delivery for Improved Health

13: Carotenoid Esters in Foods: Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties

14: Eggs as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Human Health

15: Rapid Antibody-based Technologies in Food Analysis

16: DNA Techniques to Verify Food Authenticity: Applications in Food Fraud

17: Advanced Gas Chromatography in Food Analysis

18: Handbook of Food Structure Development

19: Mitigating Contamination from Food Processing

20: Biogenic Amines in Food: Analysis, Occurrence and Toxicity

21: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention: From Molecular Mechanisms to Dietary Recommendations

22: Health Claims and Food Labelling

23: Nutraceuticals and Human Health: The Food-to-supplement Paradigm

24: Nutritional Signalling Pathway Activities in Obesity and Diabetes

25: The Chemistry and Bioactive Components of Turmeric

26: Foodomics

27: Food Proteins and Peptides: Emerging Biofunctions, Food and Biomaterial Applications

28: Handbook of Antioxidant Methodology: Approaches to Activity Determination

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Handbook of Antioxidant Methodology

Approaches to Activity Determination

Edited by

Paul D. Prenzler

Charles Sturt University, Australia

Danielle Ryan

Charles Sturt University, Australia


Kevin Robards

Charles Sturt University, Australia


Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis No. 28

Print ISBN: 978-1-83916-155-1

PDF ISBN: 978-1-83916-533-7

EPUB ISBN: 978-1-83916-534-4

Print ISSN: 2398-0656

Electronic ISSN: 2398-0664

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

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