Daniel Cozzolino

Daniel Cozzolino
The University of Queensland | UQ · Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

PhD Agriculture, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

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January 2020 - present
The University of Queensland
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  • Professor (Associate)
January 2019 - December 2019
RMIT University
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  • Professor (Associate)
November 2015 - January 2019
Central Queensland University
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  • Professor (Associate)
Education
March 1983 - November 1988

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Publications (375)
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The demand from the food industry and consumers for analytical tools that can assure the quality (e [...]
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Antimicrobial-resistance (AMR) is a global health challenge arising from the evolution of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, such that pathogenic microorganisms no longer respond to classical therapies. AMR and the rise of so-called ‘superbugs’ requires innovative nanomaterials and biostatic strategies. Here we report a broad spectrum, antimi...
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A hand-held near infrared (NIR) spectrophotometer combined with a similarity index (SI) method was evaluated to identify meat samples sourced from exotic and traditional meat species. Fresh meat cuts of lamb (Ovis aries), emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), camel (Camelus dromedarius), and beef (Bos taurus) sourced from a commercial abattoir were used...
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Growing location is known to affect the metabolite content and functionality of wild harvested fruits. Terminalia ferdinandiana, commonly known as Kakadu plum (KP), is among the most commercially important native Australian bush foods. Therefore, we evaluated the composition and in vitro bioactivity of aqueous acidified ethanol (AAE) and water extr...
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Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens, L.) larvae are characterized by their ability to convert a variety of organic matter from food waste into a sustainable source of food (e.g., protein). This study aimed to evaluate the use of attenuated total reflectance (ATR) mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy to monitor changes in the composition as well as to c...
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Salinity and shrinkage of water tables are among the major crises in the world which adversely affect food production. It has been reported that about one-fifth of total farming land (45 million ha) is salt-affected worldwide. Currently, immense attention is granted to the domestication of halophytes (salt-tolerant plants) due to their evolved adap...
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Appetite (satiation and satiety) is an essential element for the control of eating behavior, and as a consequence human nutrition, body weight, and chronic disease risk. A better understanding of appetite mechanisms is necessary to modulate eating behavior and food intake, and also provide a practical approach for weight management. Although many r...
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As the volume of plastics produced, used, and discarded around the world continues to increase, the environmental pollution presented by these polymers and their by-products continues to be impacted. Different methods and techniques have been proposed to evaluate plastics in environmental samples, including soils. However, in most cases, the effect...
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Adulterated, poor-quality, and unsafe foods, including meat, are still major issues for both the food industry and consumers, which have driven efforts to find alternative technologies to detect these challenges. This study evaluated the use of a portable near-infrared (NIR) instrument, combined with chemometrics, to identify and classify individua...
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Nanozymes have piqued the curiosity of scientists in recent years because of their ability to demonstrate enzyme-like activity combined with advantages such as high stability, inexpensive availability, robust activity, and tunable properties. These attributes have allowed the successful application of nanozymes in sensing to detect various chemical...
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Changes in quality of fruits and vegetables during processing and storage might impact on the nutritional and economical value of food products. The present study aimed to evaluate the influence of blanching on the content of vitamin C and ellagic acid (EA) as the main bioactive compounds present in Kakadu plum (KP) fruits ( Terminalia ferdinandian...
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Rapid and cost-effective diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) are important measures for the control and management of gonococcal infection. Current diagnostic tools such as nucleic acid amplification tests and bacterial culture are not feasible in many resource-poor settings, and so syndromic patient management is commonplace. Alternative cost-...
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The growing world population accompanied by urbanisation and improved economies has resulted in an increased demand for diets rich in animal proteins. The rearing of livestock by existing practices is also becoming increasingly difficult due to changing environmental conditions. The use of black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) grown on organic side strea...
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The demand for animal proteins, especially from pork and poultry, is projected to increase significantly due to rapid growth in population and underlying socio-economic conditions. Livestock rearing using conventional feed ingredients is becoming challenging due to climate change and several other factors, thereby suggesting the need for alternativ...
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An increase in interest in the use of sensing technologies (e.g., electrochemistry, fluorescence, thermal, surface plasmon resonance, piezo, reflectometry, chemo or bioluminescence, and optics) as analytical methods to be implemented in a wide range of fields, including agriculture and food has been witnessed in recent years. Most of these applicat...
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Essential oil distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia leaves, commonly known as tea tree oil, is well known for its biological activity, principally its antimicrobial properties. However, many samples are adulterated with other, cheaper essential oils such as eucalyptus oil. Current methods of detecting such adulteration are costly and time-consuming...
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Issues related to food authenticity, traceability, and fraud have increased in recent decades as a consequence of the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering, or misrepresentation of food ingredients, where false or misleading statements are made about a product for economic gains. This study aimed to evaluate the ability of a...
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Almost every abiotic surface of a material is readily colonised by bacteria, algae, and fungi, contributing to the degradation processes of materials. Both biocorrosion and microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) refer to the interaction of microbial cells and their metabolic products, such as exopolymeric substances (EPS), with an abiotic surface....
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Fusarium wilt is one of the most widespread diseases in carnation crops in a large number of countries. Plant protection products commonly used to remedy the disease have been considered ineffective and environmentally unsafe for commercial use. As an alternative, the use of suppressive growth media has been proposed. The aim of this study was to e...
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The number of food frauds in coconut-based products is increasing due to higher consumer demands for these products. Rising health consciousness, public awareness and increased concerns about food safety and quality have made authorities and various other certifying agencies focus more on the authentication of coconut products. As the conventional...
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Our capability to analyse and interpret food complexity is limited when traditional analytical methods are used. On the other hand, the utilisation of vibrational spectroscopy (e.g. near- and mid-infrared, Raman spectroscopy) combined with data analytics has provided with a robust tool that has improved the capacity to link in a swift and consisten...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of a portable near infrared (NIR) instrument to collect the spectra in vivo of different tissues in healthy individuals and to relate their spectral information with food and energy intake, satiation, and satiety data. In this study, a hand-held NIR instrument was used to collect the spectra of diff...
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Pathogenic microorganisms are becoming a global health issue. Bacterial adhesion and growth on an implant surface form biofilms, endangering the fate of biomaterial in the body. Local infection from the infected implant increases patient mortality. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have necessitated the development of new antibiotic generations. Nanote...
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Grape variety, vinification, and ageing are factors conditioning the aroma of a wine, with volatile secondary metabolites responsible for the so-called grape varietal character. Particularly, grape glycosylated norisoprenoids are mostly responsible for the sensory profile of Tannat wines, making relevant the use of fast instrumental tools to evalua...
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Satiety can influence food intake, and as a consequence has the potential to affect weight and obesity. Human factors such as physiology and psychology are likely to be important in determining satiety. However, it is not well-understood how these factors (individual variations) alone or combined contribute to satiety feelings. In addition, there h...
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Exploratory analysis of existing multivariate river water datasets can provide useful insights during river basin research and can be used to identify important environmental variables and data suitable for concentration prediction models. In this work, a large dataset pertaining to coal mining areas of the Fitzroy River Basin, Australia, was used...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy combined with chemometrics to analyze unstimulated saliva as a method to predict satiety in healthy participants. This study also evaluated features in saliva that were related to individual perceptions of human–food interactions. The coefficient of determination (...
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Antimicrobial Zinc Oxide Quantum Dots In article number 2101484, Sheeana Gangadoo, Enrico Della Gaspera, James Chapman, Vi Khanh Truong, and co‐workers report that utilizing 5 nm zinc oxide quantum dots (ZnO QDs) result in rapid and high antimicrobial performance against methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus and highly pathogenic yeast Candid...
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Due to its complex nature, the analysis of wine and other wine-derived products is often a drawn-out and arduous task. The current nature of the wine industry, where quality, brand production, and consumer safety and satisfaction are of paramount importance, highlights the need for novel analytical tools and methods to aid producers at multiple sta...
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Humans are exposed to an ever-increasing number of environmental toxicants, some of which have gradually been elucidated to be important risk factors for metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. These metabolism-sensitive diseases typically occur when key metabolic and signaling pathways were disrupted, which can be influenced by the expos...
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Rapid instrumental methods such as spectroscopy (e.g., near and mid infrared) have been used in the grape and wine industry to monitor and assess the composition and quality of products. Similar to other food industries, the wine industry has a clear need for simple, rapid, and cost-effective techniques for objectively evaluating the quality of gra...
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Recent developments in personalized or precision healthcare are mainly associated with the advances in genomics, imaging, and other fields that encompass the improvements in risk assessment, diagnostic, and prognostic capabilities that have enabled more effective prevention and therapeutic opportunities. Coupled with these developments is the utili...
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The use of spectroscopy in food analysis is growing and this informative volume presents the application of advanced spectroscopic techniques in the analysis of food quality. The spectroscopic techniques include visible and NIR spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy and Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). A wide range of food and beverage items a...
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GO, CuO-rGO and ZnO-rGO were tested for their ability to remove textile dyes (R-6G, MG) and antibiotics (AMOX, TC) as wastewater depollution materials. Although GO was most effective for the cationic dyes, CuO-rGO efficiently removed anionic antibiotics.
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The importance of processing and packaging food items so that they are safe for the consumer cannot be underestimated. Sensors have an important role to play in this, and sensing technologies have attracted the attention of the scientific community in view of increasing environmental and societal concerns. This edited volume presents a collection o...
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Agri-food supply and value chain markets have become increasingly complex due to the changes in consumers demands, the development of complex food standards associated with food safety and quality, advances in technology (e.g. big data, machine learning), and changes in the food industry structure. However, recent issues related to food authenticit...
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The emerging botanical and native food industries have enormous potential for the development and delivery of authentic, delicious and unique foods and ingredients. The definition of provenance (e.g. authenticity, geographical origin) is of primary importance for these emerging food industries to gain access into different local and international m...
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The last three decades have demonstrated the ability of combining data analytics (e.g. big data, machine learning) with modern analytical instrumental techniques such as vibrational spectroscopy (VIBSPEC) (e.g. NIR, Raman, MIR) and sensing technologies (e.g. electronic noses and tongues, colorimetric sensors) to analyse, measure and monitor a wide...
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Background: Fruits are vulnerable to mechanical damages and physiological disorders caused by the static and dynamic forces acting on them during transportation and abiotic stresses throughout their growth and development, respectively. Identifying these defects is central to quality monitoring in the fruit processing industry. Conventionally, indu...
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The need for novel antimicrobial agents in response to a growing antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance crisis is now at a breaking point. In this work, the use of 5 nm zinc oxide quantum dots (ZnO QDs), demonstrating rapid and high antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and highly pathogenic yeast...
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Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is considered one of the main routine analytical methods used by the food industry. This technique is utilised to determine proximate chemical compositions (e.g., protein, dry matter, fat and fibre) of a wide range of food ingredients and products. Novel algorithms and new instrumentation are allowing the developmen...
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Infrared spectroscopy (IR) has been one of the most attractive and commonly used methods of analysis due to its intrinsic characteristics and properties such as simultaneous, rapid, and nondestructive analysis of a given sample. Infrared spectroscopy has been applied to a wide range of properties and type of samples (e.g. powders, liquids, solids,...
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Terminalia hadleyana (subsp. carpentariae C. T. White) is native to Northern Australia where fruits of this plant have been used as a traditional food by the Australian Indigenous people. The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphology, chemical composition, functional (e.g. vitamin C, phenolic content) and antimicrobial properties of T. carpe...
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Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) fruit is characterised by its high levels of natural ascorbic acid compared with other domesticated plants in the world (e.g. more than 75 times that of oranges). The concentration of ascorbic acid is one of the main factors that define the price of this fruit (as fresh or dry powder) in the market. As many ot...
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This study reports changes in the concentrations of important health‐related bioactive compounds (vitamin C and ellagic acid) and morphology of wild harvested Kakadu plum fruits that were collected during three harvest seasons and four maturities. The results showed that fruit weight increased, while fruit length and width changed slightly with the...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of a portable near infrared (NIR) instrument to analyse different tissues in healthy individuals in vivo and relate the spectral data with age, resting metabolic rate (RMR), respiratory quotient (RQ), body fat (BF) and body mass index (BMI). A NIR (950-1600 nm) instrument was used to collect t...
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In a global context where trading of wines involves considerable economic value, the requirement to guarantee wine authenticity can never be underestimated. With the ever-increasing advancements in analytical platforms, research into spectroscopic methods is thriving as they offer a powerful tool for rapid wine authentication. In particular, spectr...
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Assessing and monitoring the growth and response of bacteria to antibiotics is of crucial importance in research laboratories, as well as in food, environment, medical, and pharmaceutical industrial applications. In this study, Escherichia coli was chosen as the model microorganism to evaluate its response (e.g., growth) to a commercial antibiotic—...
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Biofilms are assemblages of microbial cells, extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), and other components extracted from the environment in which they develop. Within biofilms, the spatial distribution of these components can vary. Here we present a fundamental characterization study to show differences between biofilms formed by Gram-positive me...
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Samphire (Tecticornia sp.) is an underutilised Australian indigenous edible halophyte and has been used as complementary vegetable, salads or salt substitute. The present study aimed to characterise as well as to differentiate wild harvested samphire samples from different sub-locations in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia using mid-infrared...
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The use of various aspects of food processing, including the direct inclusion of nano-additives, are rapidly increasing in the field of nanotechnology to enhance the desired qualities in food production, use and storage. The important role of the human gut microbiota is well understood, including its influence on many physiological functions and it...
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In the food industry, thermal treatments are generally an essential step to increase the shelf life of the products. This is especially true for milk and dairy products in which heat treatments help to eliminate pathogenic organisms, minimize microbiological development, and improve some sensory properties. However, they can also induce biochemical...
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The application of low frequency ultrasound has been intensively explored within the dairy field to improve product properties and processing efficiency over conventional treatments. However, the generation of undesirable volatile compounds during sonication can negatively influence the uptake of this technique within the dairy industry. Therefore,...
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The objective of this study was to assess the ability of utilizing attenuated total reflection mid-infrared (ATR-MIR) spectroscopy in combination with machine learning techniques to classify the presence of different types of microplastics in artificially adulterated fish and seafood samples. Different polymers namely poly-vinyl chloride (PVC), pol...
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Saliva is a critical component during eating, as it performs an important role in sensory perception and processing of food. However, the individual variations and relationships between oral sensory physiology, oral processing and saliva with food are not well understood. The aim of this study was to analyse as well as to interpret individual varia...
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Recent research has shown the potential of portable and handheld NIR instruments to monitor and measure the composition of fruits and vegetables. Current research has also shown the possibility of using portable instruments as tools to monitor composition along the entire food value chain. The objective of this study was to evaluate two sample pres...
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Recent media reports claimed that a large proportion of honey sold in Australian supermarkets was adulterated, although no specific details of the nature of the adulteration were made public. To investigate the basis of these claims, the current study was conducted with samples of Australian honey obtained from supermarkets or direct from beekeeper...
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This study identified and quantified hydrolysable tannins (HTs) in Terminalia ferdinandiana Exell (Kakadu plum) fruit, freeze dried powder extracted with 80% aqueous acetone (AA) and 80% aqueous acidified ethanol (AAE), using UHPLC–Q/Orbitrap/MS/MS. The vitamin C and ellagic acid were quantified by UHPLC-PDA. A total of seven HTs were identified: c...
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Classical methods for assessing the quality of food grains are still in vogue, however, these methods are either destructive or time-consuming which demands an alternative. Spectroscopic techniques such as Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR), Near-infrared (NIR) and Raman spectroscopic techniques are intensively researched in evaluating their effici...
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Whey protein systems with varying fat concentrations (WF) of 2, 4, and 6% (w/w) were treated by ultrasound at 20 kHz up to 10 min, which corresponded to energy densities ranging from 9.54 to 190.8 J mL⁻¹, respectively. The volatile compounds produced were extracted by solid phase micro extraction (SPME) and analysed by gas chromatography-mass spect...
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In recent times, the popularity of adding value to under-utilized legumes have increased to enhance their use for human consumption. Acacia seed (AS) is an underutilized legume with over 40 edible species found in Australia. The study aimed to qualitatively characterize the chemical composition of 14 common edible AS species from 27 regions in Aust...
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The effect of photosensitization mediated by curcumin on fungal growth, physicochemical properties and nutritional composition in Australian grown “Albion” strawberries was evaluated. Curcumin solution (1200, 1000 and 800 μM) was sprayed on the strawberry surface, followed by illumination using blue light (420 nm) for 10 min at a dosage of 42 J/cm2...
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Knowledge about the inherent complexity of the composition, nutrition, and physiology of different plant tissues and parts is required as this will allow for the discovery of new or improved properties (e.g. new bioactive compounds with health-benefitting activities, antimicrobial substances to reduce food spoilage activity). This paper reports the...
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Different types of susceptibility tests are available to identify antimicrobial activity, including the disc agar diffusion and broth micro-dilution methods. In recent years, high throughput screening (HTS) methods have been considered and evaluated as an efficient method to rapidly monitor the antimicrobial potential of a wide range of plant produ...
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The effect of two drying methods (oven and freeze drying) and the addition of maltodextrin to Kakadu plum puree samples (KP) (Terminalia ferdianandiana) were evaluated using mid (MIR) and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. Dry powder samples were obtained using the oven and freeze-drying methods and seven levels of maltodextrin. Training (n = 32) an...
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The effects of low frequency ultrasound on the production of volatile compounds in model casein protein systems containing various fat concentrations of 2%, 4%, and 6% (w/w) were investigated. Ultrasound application was performed at 20 kHz for up to 10 min which corresponded to energy densities ranging from 9.54 to 190.8 J mL‐1. Similar volatile co...
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Background Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy coupled with principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least squares regression (PLS) was used to analyse a series of different Irish Whiskey samples in order to define their spectral profile and to assess the capability of the NIR method to identify samples based on their origin and storage (e.g. di...
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BACKGROUND Terminalia ferdinandiana [common name: Kakadu plum (KP)] fruit is a valuable source of vitamin C and its concentration can be used as a quality index of KP products such as dried fruit powder. The present study investigated the effects of two drying methods (freeze‐drying and oven drying) and the addition of maltodextrin (0 to 25%) on vi...
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Kakadu plum (KP; Terminalia ferdinandiana Exell, Combretaceae) is an emergent indigenous fruit originating from Northern Australia, with valuable health and nutritional characteristics and properties (e.g., high levels of vitamin C and ellagic acid). In recent years, the utilization of handheld NIR instruments has allowed for the in situ quantifica...
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Gastrointestinal (GIT) diseases have risen globally in recent years, and early detection of the host’s gut microbiota, typically through fecal material, has become a crucial component for rapid diagnosis of such diseases. Human fecal material is a complex substance composed of undigested macromolecules and particles, and the processing of such matt...