Functional Foods in Health and Disease

The Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD) journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal.

Our journal discusses various aspects of functional foods, bioactive compounds, and chronic diseases. The FFHD journal develops research to better understand the mechanisms of disease and support the development of functional foods. At the FFHD journal, we believe the development of functional foods is essential to prevention and management of numerous diseases and health conditions.

Through our journal’s research, we keep the readers of the Functional Food Center newsletter, Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC), and public up to date with the latest advancements in functional foods, particularly their role in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. The readership of the Functional Food Center newsletter consists of more than 450,000 readers in various professions, including scientists, medical doctors, dietitians, and nutritionists. 

The FFHD journal has been published under the title Functional Foods in Health and Disease since December 3rd, 2010.


Impact Factor: 1.40* 

*The unofficial 2015 Impact Factor was established by dividing the number of articles published in 2013 and 2014 with the number of citations in 2015. These statistics were collected using Google and the Google Scholar Citation Index database.

Index Copernicus Value: Our journal received 79.98 points for the ICV (Index Copernicus Value) and Standardized Value of 7.60 points.

The Functional Foods in Health and Disease journal has been selected for coverage in one of Thomson Reuters products and services. Beginning with issues published in 2015, our journal will be indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). 

We are also cited by the following databases:

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Chemical Abstract, EBSCO, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, Thomson Reuters: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), etc.


You can submit your manuscripts at or directly to the Editorial Office at as an e-mail attachment.

Vol 6, No 8 (2016): August 2016

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Sauerkraut: A Probiotic Superfood [Abstract] [Final Article]
Ryan Paul Orgeron II, Angela Corbin, Brigett Scott 536-543
Accumulation of solvent-soluble and solvent-insoluble antioxidant phenolics in edible bean sprouts: implication of germination [Abstract] [Full Article]
Ren-You Gan, Wing-Yee Lui, Ming-Fu Wang, Harold Corke, Zhong-Quan Sui 519-535
Pharmacokinetic of 3H-deacetylasperulosidic acid in mice [Abstract] [Full Article]
Johannes Westendorf, Simla Basar-Maurer, Thomas Hackl, Edzard Schwedhelm 478-492
The Hypoglycaemic Potential of Antioxidant-Rich Food Extracts [Abstract] [Final Article]
Lynne Chepulis, Hayder Al-Aubaidy, Rachel Page 493-505
Glycaemic index of five brown rice varieties cooked by different domestic cooking methods [Abstract] [Final Article]
Madan Kumar Chapagai, Nordiana Abu Bakar, Rohana Abdul Jalil, Wan Abdul Manan Wan Muda, Taewee Karrila, Wan Rosli Wan Ishak, Pinkaew Siwaporn 506-518