Steva Levic

Steva Levic

Univerzitet u Beogradu

H-index: 33

Europe-Serbia

About Steva Levic

Steva Levic, With an exceptional h-index of 33 and a recent h-index of 31 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at Univerzitet u Beogradu,

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Chemical characterization of different wood fragments and their volatile composition in model spirit solutions: Original scientific paper

Goat milk powders enriched with grape pomace seed extract: Physical and techno-functional properties

In vivo femtosecond laser nanosurgery of the cell wall enabling patch-clamp measurements on filamentous fungi

Broccoli, Amaranth, and Red Beet Microgreen Juices: The Influence of Cold-Pressing on the Phytochemical Composition and the Antioxidant and Sensory Properties

Challenges and potential for detecting and quantifying titanium dioxide in food

Manufacture of Low-Na White Soft Brined Cheese: Effect of NaCl Substitution with a Combination of Na-K Salts on Proximate Composition, Mineral Content, Microstructure, and …

Evaluation of low sodium Kačkavalj cheese properties using 3D scanning, scanning electron microscopy and computer vision system

Physicochemical characterization of spray-dried horseradish root juice encapsulated within maltodextrin/alginate

Steva Levic Information

University

Univerzitet u Beogradu

Position

Assistant professor Faculty of Agriculture Serbia

Citations(all)

4245

Citations(since 2020)

3232

Cited By

2017

hIndex(all)

33

hIndex(since 2020)

31

i10Index(all)

62

i10Index(since 2020)

59

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Top articles of Steva Levic

Chemical characterization of different wood fragments and their volatile composition in model spirit solutions: Original scientific paper

Authors

Anita Smailagić,Sonja Veljović,Steva Lević,Tatjana Šolević Knudsen,Viktor Nedović,Vladimir Pavlović,Maja Natić

Journal

Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly

Published Date

2024/4/25

This study characterizes oak (sessile and pedunculate oak) and alternative wood (black locust, Myrobalan plum, wild cherry, and mulberry) species as important sources of volatile compounds of aged spirits. Nowadays, their fragments are used to hasten the brandies’ aging process. The ATR-FTIR spectra of analyzed wood samples are similar, only the mulberry FTIR spectrum contains unique peaks primarily due to its highest lignin content (40.93%). Using the untargeted GC-MS approach, a total of forty-one volatile compounds were identified in the wood extracts in a model spirit solution. The volatile profiles of alternative wood extracts in a model spirit solution were significantly different, both quantitatively and qualitatively, compared to those of oak. Coniferyl (23.14 µg/g-26.6 µg/g) and sinapyl (23.56 µg/g-25.82 µg/g) alcohols were the most abundant volatile compounds in investigated oak extracts. Resorcinol and coniferyl alcohol were the most abundant volatile compounds in black locust, sakuranin in wild cherry, while resorcinol and β-resorcinaldehyde in mulberry wood. To the best of our knowledge, sakuranin has not been detected in wild cherry wood until now. Besides wood chemical characteristics, the technology used during the aging process strongly influences on volatile profiles of aged brandies, thus, these compounds are potential chemical markers for discrimination between wood species as well as aging technologies.

Goat milk powders enriched with grape pomace seed extract: Physical and techno-functional properties

Authors

Danijel D Milinčić,Aleksandar Ž Kostić,Stefan Kolašinac,Vladislav Rac,Nebojša Banjac,Jelena Lađarević,Steva Lević,Vladimir B Pavlović,Slađana P Stanojević,Viktor A Nedović,Mirjana B Pešić

Journal

Food Hydrocolloids

Published Date

2024/1/1

HighlightsHeated goat milk (TM) were mixed with grape pomace seed (SE) extracts.SE extracts didn't significantly change the ζ-potential of goat milk micelles.Changes in the secondary structure of milk proteins were observed after SE addition.Different microstructures of goat milk powders were found by SEM.0.1% solutions of goat powders showed good emulsifying and poor foaming properties.

In vivo femtosecond laser nanosurgery of the cell wall enabling patch-clamp measurements on filamentous fungi

Authors

Tanja Pajić,Katarina Stevanović,Nataša V Todorović,Aleksandar J Krmpot,Miroslav Živić,Svetlana Savić-Šević,Steva M Lević,Marina Stanić,Dejan Pantelić,Brana Jelenković,Mihailo D Rabasović

Journal

Microsystems & nanoengineering

Published Date

2024/4/7

Studying the membrane physiology of filamentous fungi is key to understanding their interactions with the environment and crucial for developing new therapeutic strategies for disease-causing pathogens. However, their plasma membrane has been inaccessible for a micron-sized patch-clamp pipette for pA current recordings due to the rigid chitinous cell wall. Here, we report the first femtosecond IR laser nanosurgery of the cell wall of the filamentous fungi, which enabled patch-clamp measurements on protoplasts released from hyphae. A reproducible and highly precise (diffraction-limited, submicron resolution) method for obtaining viable released protoplasts was developed. Protoplast release from the nanosurgery-generated incisions in the cell wall was achieved from different regions of the hyphae. The plasma membrane of the obtained protoplasts formed tight and high-resistance (GΩ) contacts with the …

Broccoli, Amaranth, and Red Beet Microgreen Juices: The Influence of Cold-Pressing on the Phytochemical Composition and the Antioxidant and Sensory Properties

Authors

Spasoje D Belošević,Danijel D Milinčić,Uroš M Gašić,Aleksandar Ž Kostić,Ana S Salević-Jelić,Jovana M Marković,Verica B Đorđević,Steva M Lević,Mirjana B Pešić,Viktor A Nedović

Journal

Foods

Published Date

2024/2/29

The aim of this study was to analyze in detail the phytochemical composition of amaranth (AMJ), red beet (RBJ), and broccoli (BCJ) microgreens and cold-pressed juices and to evaluate the antioxidant and sensory properties of the juices. The results showed the presence of various phenolic compounds in all samples, namely betalains in amaranth and red beet microgreens, while glucosinolates were only detected in broccoli microgreens. Phenolic acids and derivatives dominated in amaranth and broccoli microgreens, while apigenin C-glycosides were most abundant in red beet microgreens. Cold-pressing of microgreens into juice significantly altered the profiles of bioactive compounds. Various isothiocyanates were detected in BCJ, while more phenolic acid aglycones and their derivatives with organic acids (quinic acid and malic acid) were identified in all juices. Microgreen juices exhibited good antioxidant properties, especially ABTS•+ scavenging activity and ferric reducing antioxidant power. Microgreen juices had mild acidity, low sugar content, and good sensory acceptability and quality with the typical flavors of the respective microgreen species. Cold-pressed microgreen juices from AMJ, RBJ, and BCJ represent a rich source of bioactive compounds and can be characterized as novel functional products.

Challenges and potential for detecting and quantifying titanium dioxide in food

Authors

Ilija Djekic,Steva Lević,Nada Smigic,Arthur Bouleau,Konstantin Ilijević,Jovana Roganović,Vesna Rakic

Journal

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Published Date

2024/2/3

BACKGROUND Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is banned in some countries but its use is still permitted in others. The global food supply chain is therefore challenged with the need to use rapid and reliable testing methods to either detect the presence of TiO2 or to quantify its concentration. The goal of this study was to determine the feasibility of using color, texture profile analysis, Raman microscopy, and X‐ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy to detect and quantify TiO2 in fillings used in the pastry and confectionery industry. In this study, two types of fillings were investigated: vanilla based and chocolate based. All fillings were prepared in four different variations – without TiO2 and with three concentrations as follows: 0.25 g*kg‐1, 0.5 g*kg‐1, or 0.75 g*kg‐1 TiO2 per sample. The methods were selected for their ability to analyze the samples in a short period of time. RESULTS All of the methods showed moderate to …

Manufacture of Low-Na White Soft Brined Cheese: Effect of NaCl Substitution with a Combination of Na-K Salts on Proximate Composition, Mineral Content, Microstructure, and …

Authors

Vladimir S Kurćubić,Steva Lević,Vlada Pavlović,Ružica Mihailović,Aleksandra Nikolić,Mirjana Lukić,Jelena Jovanović,Bojana Danilović,Mira Milinković,Fatih Oz,Volker Heinz,Igor Tomasevic

Journal

Foods

Published Date

2024/4/30

All over the world, especially in Western societies, table salt intake that is inordinately higher than the acceptable level has been observed. An excess of Na in the human diet, mostly from processed foods, is becoming the “number one killer”, leading to increased blood pressure. Therefore, the food industry is faced with a need to reduce Na in human nutrition in an effort to raise public health protection to a higher level. In this study, a commercially available combination of Na/K salts (COMB) at different concentrations was used as a NaCl substitute in the production of a modified, healthier, Na-reduced cheese. Samples of the modified low-Na white soft-brined cheese (WSBC) were produced by adding four different concentrations of COMB to production lots PL-1 to PL-4, and the control (CON) samples were prepared by salting with the usual, non-reduced concentration of NaCl. The effects of NaCl replacement on the physical–chemical parameters, major- and micro-elements, and microstructural and sensory properties of the WSBC were investigated. The obtained results indicated that there was no significant influence on the ash content, pH, and aw. The Na and K levels differed among treatments (p < 0.001). The lowest Na level in this study was recorded in PL-4 (only COMB was added) and was 334.80 ± 24.60 mg/100 g. According to the Na content, WSBC PL4 can be labeled with the nutrient claim “reduced amount of Na”. A significant difference (p < 0.05) was noticed in overall acceptance between the CON and PL-4, with no statistically significant difference found amongst other WSBC production lots. The replacement of NaCl resulted in a …

Evaluation of low sodium Kačkavalj cheese properties using 3D scanning, scanning electron microscopy and computer vision system

Authors

Ana Satric,Igor Tomasevic,Ilija Djekic,Vladimir Pavlovic,Steva Levic,Jelena Miocinovic

Journal

International Journal of Dairy Technology

Published Date

2024/1/12

Salt reduction in food is one of the main concerns for public health agencies. Performing two‐way analysis of variance, the effects of salt reduction and replacement on the pasta filata Kačkavalj cheese properties were studied during 6 months. Computer vision system is a novel method for colour evaluation. There were no differences in colour parameters L*, a* and b* (90.40–92.87, 0.07–0.60 and 11.40–18.53 respectively) and microstructure analysed by scanning electron microscopy between variants during ripening. Three‐dimensional scanning revealed that low sodium variants showed lower volume reduction. Salt reduction in Kačkavalj cheese results in high quality product and contributes to consumer health.

Physicochemical characterization of spray-dried horseradish root juice encapsulated within maltodextrin/alginate

Authors

Jovana Marković,Dragana Mihajlović,Ana Salević-Jelić,Steva Lević,Verica Đorđević,Spasoje Belošević,Viktor Nedović

Journal

Book of Abstracts of the International Conference on Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology for Young Scientists

Published Date

2023

Spray-drying is one of the widely used techniques to extend the shelf-life and easier handling of vegetable juices. However, the high temperatures in the spray-drying chamber may cause the degradation of the bioactive components of the juices. Also, the enzyme activity and sugar content of fresh juices can lead to difficulties in drying and resulting in powders with unfavorable physicochemical properties. To overcome these problems, juices can be encapsulated within various biopolymers. Carbohydrates, maltodextrin, and alginate were used as carriers for the spray-drying encapsulation of bioactive components of various plant juices and extracts. To our knowledge, there are no reported studies on the encapsulation of horseradish root juice within these carriers. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the influence of the maltodextrin/alginate carrier mixture on the physicochemical properties of the horseradish …

Pumpkin leaves: from field crop side streams to novel nanocarrier structures encapsulating vitamin E

Authors

Ana Salević-Jelić,Steva Lević,Bojana Balanč,Milica Mirković,Verica Đorđević,Zorica Knežević-Jugović,Vesna Rakić,Viktor Nedović

Journal

Abstract Book of 37th EFFoST Internation Conference 2023

Published Date

2023

This research aimed to valorize pumpkin leaves from field crop side streams for the production of a bioactive protein-rich extract and evaluate the potential of its use in the development of the nanocarrier for the nutrient encapsulation employing vitamin E as the model nutrient.

Iskorišćenje otpadnog pivskog kvasca za inkapsulaciju bioaktivnih komponenata hrane

Authors

Ana B Todorović,Steva M Lević,Viktor A Nedović

Published Date

2023

Otpadni pivski kvasac (OPK) (engl. Spent brewer’s yeast, SBY) drugi je najvažniji nusproizvod industrije piva nakon pivskog tropa. Premda se neki kvasci mogu koristiti više puta za fermentaciju sladovine, nastala biomasa se na kraju proizvodnog procesa odbacuje, što dalje uzrokuje finansijske i ekološke probleme. U cilju smanjenja otpada ovog nusproizvoda agroindustrije, OPK se uglavnom koristi kao stočna hrana i kao takav ima nisku komercijalnu vrednost. Međutim, zbog svoje visoke nutritivne vrednosti, visoke dostupnosti i niske cene, OPK ima potencijal za profitabilnije primene, između ostalog, i za inkapsulaciju bioaktivnih jedinjenja. Sastav ćelijskog zida kvasca omogućava inkapsulaciju i hidrofilnih i lipofilnih bioaktivnih supstanci, dok njegova mehanička svojstva pružaju zaštitu od spoljnih faktora tokom obrade, skladištenja i konzumiranja. Proces inkapsulacije primenom otpadnog pivskog kvasca je …

Influence of Fe Doping on the Crystal Structure and Optical Properties of Mechanically Activated SrTiO3 Powders

Authors

Jelena Živojinović,Adriana Peleš Tadić,Darko Kosanović,Nenad Tadić,Zorka Ž Vasiljević,Steva Lević,Nina Obradović

Journal

Program and the Book of abstracts/Serbian Ceramic Society Conference Advanced Ceramics and Application XI New Frontiers in Multifunctional Material Science and Processing, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art Serbia, Belgrade, 18-20. September 2023

Published Date

2023

Iron-doped strontium-titanate (SrTiO3) powders with various iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3) weight percentages (1.5, 3 and 6 wt%) were prepared by a solid-state method in the presence of mechanical activation (10, 30 and 120 min). A systematic investigation by XRD, SEM and Raman spectroscopy has been undertaken to evaluate the role of dopant on the microstructural and morphological study of the perovskite oxide obtained. The optical properties of the different iron-doped and activated Fe-SrTiO3 powders have been also evaluated. The results demonstrated that Fe has been substituted into the lattice and surface layers of particles of SrTiO3 powders and the absorption edge shifted to higher wavelength values with increasing activation time and dopant weight percentage. The lowest value of the band gap (Eg=3.20 eV) was registered for the longest activation (120 min) and the highest weight percentage of dopant (6 wt%). Combining doping with mechanical activation, led to lower values of Eg and that fact could be used in subsequent studies to make Fe-SrTiO3 more suitable photocatalysts.

Non-destructive estimation of weed response to bleaching herbicides by Raman spectroscopy

Authors

Filip Vranješ,Ilinka Pećinar,Sava Vrbničanin,Steva Lević,Danijela Šikuljak,Dragana Božić

Journal

Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B

Published Date

2023/5/4

The aim of our study was to evaluate the use of Raman spectroscopy for pre-diagnostic estimation of weed response to bleaching herbicides. Model plants were Chenopodium album and Abutilon theophrasti treated with mesotrione (120 g a.i. ha−1). Raman single-point measurements were taken 1, 2, 3, and 7 days after herbicide application from different points on the leaves. Principal component analysis (PCA) was carried out on data normalized by the highest intensity band at 1522 cm−1 and using spectral region from 950 to 1650 cm−1 comprising mainly contributions of carotenoids. The carotenoids by intensive band at ∼1522 cm−1 and bands with lower intensity at ∼1155 and 1007 cm−1 in treated plants were confirmed. According to PC1 (the first principal component) and PC2 (the second principal component), the highest intensity bands responsible for treatment differentiation in C. album could be …

Total phenolic and flavonoids content and antioxidant activity of cold pressed amaranth microgreens juice

Authors

Spasoje Belošević,Danijel Milinčić,Ana Salević-Jelić,Steva Lević,Mirjana Pešić,Verica Đorđević,Viktor Nedović

Journal

Book of Abstracts of the 6th International Symposium on Agricultural Engineering (ISAE 2023)

Published Date

2023

Microgreens are recognized as new crops and potential foods of the future, because they are a rich source of highly valuable bioactive compounds with health-beneficial effects. Besides fresh consumption, microgreens can be successfully used for the production of some novel food products. Most often cultivated and analysed microgreens species are from Amaranthaceae families, primarily beet, chard and amaranth. Previous characterization of amaranth microgreens has showed a high content of different biocompounds such as vitamins, phenolic compounds and betalains. However, functional products from amaranth microgreens have only become attractive in recent years and have not been widely investigated until now. So, the aim of this study was production of cold pressed juice of amaranth microgreens and determination of its total phenolic (TPC) and flavonoid (TFC) content, as well as evaluation of …

Primena semenki komine grožđa tokom procesa fermentacije i njihov uticaj na profil fenolnih jedinjenja piva

Authors

Mirjana Pešić,Danijel Milinčić,Teodor Milošević,Ana Salević-Jelić,Steva Lević,Viktor Nedović

Journal

Book of abstracts of the 6th Scientific-professional symposium with international participation “Beer, brewing raw materials and equipment”

Published Date

2023

Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world and is made from natural ingredients such as malted barley (Hordeum vulgare), hops (Humulus lupulus L.), water, and yeast. Nowadays, consumers are demanding the development of fermented beverages that have a positive impact on their health, driving innovation in brewing technology to use fruits in beer production. Most beers made with fruit additives have higher concentrations of polyphenols, increased antioxidant activity and improved sensory properties. However, the potential of using fruit waste in beer production is still poorly explored. On the other hand, wine-making process generates a significant amount of by-products rich in phenolic compounds. Grape pomace seeds are an excellent source of flavan-3-ols, procyanidins and phenolic acids which have an antioxidant effect and thus have a positive impact on human health and reduce …

Radio-frequency electrical characterization of viable-cell suspensions

Authors

J Dinkić,SM Lević,Viktor Nedović,Nina Obradović,Antonije Đorđević

Journal

Programme and The Book of Abstracts/International Conference of Experimental and Numerical Investigations and New Technologies-CNN TECH 2023, 04–07 July 2023, Zlatibor, Serbia

Published Date

2023

Suspended viable cells significantly influence the relative complex permittivity (dielectric constant) of the suspension. This influence depends on the concentration, viability, size, and even the cell shape. Hence, by measuring the permittivity, various fermentation processes can be monitored (e.g., in wine making and preparation of milk products). Thereby, the complex impedance (or admittance) between electrodes immersed into the suspension is measured and the permittivity is obtained by a suitable de-embedding procedure. There exist various data in the literature on this influence, but they do not provide sufficient information for wide implementation of the technique. The aim of the paper was to experimentally investigate various aspects of the measurement procedures and establish practical guidelines and limitations. Measurements were performed using an LCR meter, a classical vector network analyzer, and a nanoVNA analyzer, in the frequency range from 10 Hz to 100 MHz. Various suspension containers and systems of electrodes were designed and manufactured. Bipolar systems of electrodes were found to be more suitable for higher frequencies than tetrapolar ones. Open electrode systems were found to be more prone to the influence of the environment than shielded systems (e.g., coaxial). Good results were obtained for simple yeast suspensions. However, the presence of other cells and dispersed solids (e.g., in pressed grape juice) was found to completely overshadow the yeast cells. Electrochemical effects on the electrodes were found to be insignificant above around 200 kHz. Bubbles on electrodes, delamination, high …

Biological and physiochemical studies of electrospun polylactid/polyhydroxyoctanoate PLA/P (3HO) scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

Authors

Daria Solarz,Tomasz Witko,Robert Karcz,Ivana Malagurski,Marijana Ponjavic,Steva Levic,Aleksandra Nesic,Maciej Guzik,Sanja Savic,Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic

Journal

RSC advances

Published Date

2023

Polyhydroxyoctanoate, as a biocompatible and biodegradable biopolymer, represents an ideal candidate for biomedical applications. However, physical properties make it unsuitable for electrospinning, currently the most widely used technique for fabrication of fibrous scaffolds. To overcome this, it was blended with polylactic acid and polymer blend fibrous biomaterials were produced by electrospinning. The obtained PLA/PHO fibers were cylindrical, smaller in size, more hydrophilic and had a higher degree of biopolymer crystallinity and more favorable mechanical properties in comparison to the pure PLA sample. Cytotoxicity evaluation with human lung fibroblasts (MRC5 cells) combined with confocal microscopy were used to visualize mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF 3T3 cell line) migration and distribution showed that PLA/PHO samples support exceptional cell adhesion and viability, indicating excellent …

In vivo femtosecond laser nanosurgery of cell wall enables patch-clamp on filamentous fungi

Authors

Tanja Pajić,Katarina Stevanović,Nataša Todorović,Aleksandar Krmpot,Miroslav Živić,Svetlana Savić-Šević,Steva Lević,Marina Stanić,Dejan Pantelić,Brana Jelenković,Mihailo Rabasović

Published Date

2023/9/29

Studying the membrane physiology of filamentous fungi is key to understanding their interactions with the environment and crucial for developing new therapeutic strategies for disease-causing pathogens. However, their plasma membrane has been inaccessible for micron sized patch-clamp pipette for pA currents recordings due to the rigid chitinous cell wall. We report here the first femtosecond IR laser nanosurgery of the cell wall of filamentous fungi, enabling patch-clamp measurements on protoplasts released from hyphae. A reproducible and highly precise (diffraction limited, sub-micron resolution) method for obtaining viable released protoplasts was developed. Protoplast release from the nanosurgery-generated incisions in cell wall was achieved from different regions of the hyphae. Plasma membrane of obtained protoplasts formed tight and high-resistance (GΩ) contacts with the recording pipette. The entire nanosurgical procedure followed by patch-clamp technique can be completed in less than 1 hour. Compared to previous studies using heterologously expressed channels, this technique provides the opportunity to identify new ionic currents and to study the properties of ion channels in protoplasts of filamentous fungi in their native environment.

Morphological and Structural Characterization of MgAl 2O 4 Spinel

Authors

Ulises Barajas-Valdes,Oscar-Marcelo Suárez

Journal

Crystals

Published Date

2021/5

In microelectronic mechanical systems applications, sputtered aluminum thin films may have large roughness, which promotes the optical degradation and electromigration. This challenge motivated the present research, where magnetron sputtering equipped by radio frequency allowed for preparing aluminum and aluminum-boron thin films. This study evaluated the effect of the sputtering power and the substrate type (silicon wafer and glass slides) on the deposited films. The film’s morphology and structure were characterized via an atomic force microscope and X-ray diffraction. Pure aluminum films’ topographic findings revealed a 25.23 nm average roughness with larger grain size and hillock formation. Conversely, the aluminum-boron films possessed a 3.41 nm average roughness, with smaller grains and hillocks suppression when higher sputtering power was used. The pure aluminum films’ structural analysis uncovered a material with low crystallinity, with (111) and (200) planes diffracting X-rays. On the other hand, aluminum-boron films displayed better crystallinity and a preferential (111) texture. Further characterization demonstrated how the sputtering power, the substrate material, and the studied targets affected the films’ morphological and structural. The improvements in morphological and structural aspects that were observed in the films that were obtained via the aluminum-boron target sputtering make this methodology an appealing alternative for metal films manufacturing.

Broccoli microgreens-apple juice as novel beverages: total phenolic, flavonoids and antioxidant activity

Authors

Spasoje Belošević,Danijel Milinčić,Ana Salević-Jelić,Jovana Marković,Steva Lević,Mirjana Pešić,Stefan Marjanović,Verica Đorđević,Viktor Nedović

Journal

Book of Abstracts of the International Conference on Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology for Young Scientists

Published Date

2023

Recently, microgreens have been recognized as a potential food of the future, and their application in the formulation of new products has been scarcely investigated. Only a few studies promote the use of microgreens and sprouts in the formulation of novel products, primarily beverages. The most often cultivated, analyzed and used microgreens are from the Brassicaceae family, because they present a good source of bioactive compounds, primarily glucosinolates, isothiocyanates and phenolic compounds. However, products from these microgreens species have a typical flavor, with herbaceous, grassy and sulphurous notes, often repulsive to consumers. Therefore, this study aims to examine total phenolic (TPC) and flavonoids (TFC) content, as well as antioxidant properties (ABTS•+ and FRAP) of novel sensorially acceptable broccoli microgreens-apple juice (BC-AJ). Previously produced coldpressed broccoli …

Exposure to potentially toxic elements due to consumption of Capsicum annum in different parts of Serbia

Authors

Milica Lučić,Ivana Sredović Ignjatović,Steva Lević,Jelena Lukić,Antonije Onjia

Journal

Conference Proceedings/International Scientific and Professional Conference Politehnika 2023, Belgrade, 15th December 2023

Published Date

2023

Potentially toxic elements (PTEs) are transferred to vegetables primarily through agricultural soil or irrigation water. PTEs in agricultural soil originate from pedogenic and anthropogenic sources. In most cases, soil contamination with these elements happens via river systems or air pollution. Furthermore, food is now imported from many regions and countries, where it is grown in various conditions and on various agricultural lands. Peppers (Capsicum annuum) are popular vegetables in Serbia and worldwide. They are consumed in numerous dishes as fresh fruits, spices, or ingredients. Peppers are reach source of carotenoids, vitamins, antioxidant compounds, and other nutritive compounds. This study aimed to estimate the human exposure to thirteen PTEs present in fresh, dried, and processed peppers obtained from the Serbian market. The exposure assessment was conducted for people in four regions of Serbia by calculating the target hazard quotient (THQ) and carcinogenic risk (CR). The comparison across areas was made due to significant disparities in pepper consumption between them.

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Chemical characterization of different wood fragments and their volatile composition in model spirit solutions: Original scientific paper

Goat milk powders enriched with grape pomace seed extract: Physical and techno-functional properties

In vivo femtosecond laser nanosurgery of the cell wall enabling patch-clamp measurements on filamentous fungi

Broccoli, Amaranth, and Red Beet Microgreen Juices: The Influence of Cold-Pressing on the Phytochemical Composition and the Antioxidant and Sensory Properties

Challenges and potential for detecting and quantifying titanium dioxide in food

Manufacture of Low-Na White Soft Brined Cheese: Effect of NaCl Substitution with a Combination of Na-K Salts on Proximate Composition, Mineral Content, Microstructure, and …

Evaluation of low sodium Kačkavalj cheese properties using 3D scanning, scanning electron microscopy and computer vision system

Physicochemical characterization of spray-dried horseradish root juice encapsulated within maltodextrin/alginate

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The co-authors of Steva Levic are Viktor Nedovic, Prof.Branko Bugarski, Verica Djordjević (Verica Manojlović), Vesna Rakic, Vladislav Rac, Bojana Balanč (Bojana Isailović ).

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