About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to enhance the value of low-quality crops in food processing by devising sustainable circular recovery and processing methods, with particular attention to extraction technologies that decrease resource wastage and ecological pollution. In addition, the exploration of sustainable green/intelligent packaging technologies is also conducted to improve the quality and preservation ability of the active compounds extracted from low-quality crops and to provide higher consumption safety.
This Research Topic welcomes recent original research articles and reviews that focus on, but are not limited to, the following subtopics:
- Based on the concept of a circular economy, advanced processing technologies, such as pulsed electric field, pressurized liquid, high hydrostatic pressure, enzyme-assisted, and supercritical fluid extractions, aim to extract valuable components from low-quality crops using less energy and solution and to create high-value-added products.
- Sustainable green/intelligent packaging technologies are explored to improve the quality and preservation ability of the active compounds extracted from low-quality crops and to provide higher consumption safety.
- Combining the properties of bioactive compounds and packaging materials to develop green packaging materials with special functions, such as freshness preservation, mold resistance, and antioxidation.
Keywords: Low-quality crops, Sustainable Circular Strategies, Intelligent packaging, Active Compounds, Defective Products
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