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Timely Book Covers Methods for Bioactive Components in Small Grains

St. Paul, Minn. (September 17, 2010) – The explosion of interest around the health benefits of whole grains has led to a new focus on the bioactive components of cereals, including their location and physiological effects. HEALTHGRAIN Methods: Analysis of Bioactive Components in Small Grain Cereals is a timely book providing the current knowledge and key methods for more than a dozen specific bioactive components in small grains.

The work of the 47 prominent international food scientists presented in this comprehensive volume is the direct result of the European Union’s Framework 6 HEALTHGRAIN program, which focuses on the role of whole grain cereals in reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome-related diseases. The development of routine analytical methods for this group of essential phytochemical and dietary fiber components will help food companies improve the health benefits of their products as well as their abilities to measure the bioactive ingredients in cereal-based foods.

HEALTHGRAIN Methods: Analysis of Bioactive Components in Small Grain Cereals includes the following chapters: Cereal Foods in Diet and Health, Sterols, Tocopherols and Tocotrienols, Analytical Procedures for Determination of Alk(en)ylresorcinols in Cereals and Cereal Products, Phenolic Acids, Lignan Analysis of Cereal Samples by GC/MS, Total Folate, Carotenoids, Methods for the Analysis of Selenium and Other Minerals, Quantitative Analysis of Oat Avenanthramides, Phytate, Anthocyanidins, Total Dietary Fiber, Quantification of Arabinoxylans and Their Degree of Branching Using Gas Chromatography, Enzymatic Mapping of Arabinoxylan Structure, Molecular Weight Distributions of Water-Extractable β-Glucan and Arabinoxylan, Spatial Mapping of Cell Wall Components in the Cereal Endosperm Using Spectroscopic, Fluorescent and Immunochemical Methods, Screening for Dietary Fiber Constituents in Cereals by Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Combining Bioactive Components with Conventional Targets in Plant Breeding Programmes, and Future Prospects for the Analysis of Bioactive Components in Cereal Grain.

©2010 AACC International PRESS; 6” x 9” spiral bound; 290 pages; 86 illustrations (22 in color); ISBN 978-1-891127-70-0; 2 pounds; Item No. 27700.

It may be ordered for $239 plus shipping (USD) from AACC International PRESS. To order, go to the AACC International PRESS online bookstore at www.aaccnet.org and click “Books” or call toll-free 1.800.328.7560 U.S.A. and Canada or +1.651.454.0766 elsewhere.