Vegetable Oil: Properties, Uses and Benefits

Brittany Holt (Editor)

Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: SCI013040

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Vegetable oils are hydrophobic compounds, such as tryacylglicerols and essential oils extracted from plants that have been used by humans for centuries in many different areas. The use of isolated enzymes and microorganisms applied to vegetable oils has been shown to be very interesting from an industrial viewpoint, due to the broad variety of products that may be obtained from it. This book provides current research on the properties, uses and benefits of vegetable oils. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. An Overview on Vegetable Oils and Biocatalysis
Ricardo Rodrigues de Melo, Gustavo Pagotto Borin, Guilherme Keppe Zanini, Antonio Adalberto Kaupert Neto, Bruna Soares Fernandes and Fabiano Jares Contesini (Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE), Brazilian Centre of Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Assessing Authenticity of Vegetable Oils
Nicoleta-Aurelia Chira, Raluca Stan, Sorin Ioan Roşca (University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania, and others)

Chapter 3. Biodiesel Production from Vegetable Oils: A Sustainable Energy Alternative
Edith Martinez-Guerra and Veera Gnaneswar Gude (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA)

Chapter 4. Vegetable Oil as a Feedstock for Biodiesel Synthesis
Ivana Lukić, Željka Kesić, Miodrag Zdujić and Dejan Skala (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 5. Ozonized Vegetable Oils: Production, Chemical Characterization and Therapeutic Potential
Nathália Rodrigues de Almeida, Adilson Beatriz, Eduardo José de Arruda, Dênis Pires de Lima, Lincoln Carlos Silva de Oliveira and Ana Camila Micheletti (Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul – UFMS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6. Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil
Gerard G. Dumancas, Lakshmi C. Kasi Viswanath, Arnie R. de Leon, Sindhura Ramasahayam, Randall Maples, Rangika Hikkaduwa Koralege, Undugodage Don Nuwan Perera, Joel Langford, Aamina Shakir, and Samuel Castles (Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK, USA, and others)

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