Thiols and Their Uses in the Food Industry




Antioxidants, Thiols, Additives, Glutathione, Oxidative stress


Studies have shown that many of the synthetic additives which are added to food for different purposes have negative impacts on human health. For this reason, researchers have focused on natural additives that can replace with synthetic ones and positively affect health through their various functions. Biothiols have effects on color, taste and aroma in foods. In addition, they possess various functions in the prevention of cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, lung and heart diseases by decreasing oxidative damage with their antioxidant and protective effects. In this review, the studies about thiol contents of food, their functions and the possibilities of using thiols in the food industry instead of synthetic additives have been brought together.



How to Cite

Cerit, İnci, Demirer, A., Bülbül, E., Yaman, M., Nur Güngör, Şeyma, & Demirkol, O. (2020). Thiols and Their Uses in the Food Industry. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 8(5), 1027–1038.



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