Food metabolomics: From farm to human

Sooah Kim, Jungyeon Kim, Eun Ju Yun, Kyoung Heon Kim

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Metabolomics, one of the latest components in the suite of systems biology, has been used to understand the metabolism and physiology of living systems, including microorganisms, plants, animals and humans. Food metabolomics can be defined as the application of metabolomics in food systems, including food resources, food processing and diet for humans. The study of food metabolomics has increased gradually in the recent years, because food systems are directly related to nutrition and human health. This review describes the recent trends and applications of metabolomics to food systems, from farm to human, including food resource production, industrial food processing and food intake by humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-23
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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