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Abdelaal, Elsayed, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

93 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5C9
Telephone: 226-217-8079
Fax: 519-829-2600
Email: elsayed.abdelaal@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • chemistry of grains
  • food product development
  • functional foods
  • value-added grain products
  • ancient grains
  • food characteristics
  • food components
  • food quality
  • food processing
  • milling and baking
  • crop fractionation
  • extrusion
  • carotenoids
  • anthocyanins
  • whole grain food
  • nutritional quality
  • development of grain-based functional foods and ingredients with a particular interest in carotenoids and anthocyanins, i.e. high-lutein whole grain functional foods and anthocyanin-rich functional ingredients
  • expanding food use of barley by enhancing and understanding its health properties particualry glycemic response
  • diversifying grain industry by identifying novel products and processes
  • exploring nutritional properties of organic spelt products
  • development of a feasible detoxification process for vomitoxin or deoxynivalenol contaminated cereals

Current Projects:

  • Properties of health-promoting components in navy beans and various canned products affected by thermal processing
  • Nutritional quality of organic spelt products
  • Developing a detoxification process for vomitoxin-contaminated wheat kernels for food uses
  • Development of functional grain products: (1) high-lutein wheat and corn products, (2) anthocyanin-rich cereal products (3) high-antioxidant cereal products
  • Effects of pearling levels on absorption of dietary carbohydrates for the development of healthy barley-based foods

Affiliations:

  • Special Graduate Faculty, University of Guelph
  • Special Advisory Group Member to the Board of Directors of the Canaryseed Development Commission of Saskatchewan (CDCS)

Research publications

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2016

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2010

2009

Other science related publications

2016

  • Yi, D., Schwinghamer, T., Dalpé, Y., Abdel-Aal, E-S.M., Singh, J., Wang, X.L., and Khanizadeh, S. (2016). "Comparison of total phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of mycorrhizal-colonized white, red and purple spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes.", Joint Annual Conference for the Canadian Society of Agronomy and the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science, Montreal, QC, Canada, 24-26 July, 2016. (Poster)

2015

  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2015). "Developing purple wheat as a source of anthocyanin pigments for food and non-food applications.", 5th Euro-Global Summit and Expo on Food and Beverages, OMICS International Conferences, Alicante, Spain, June 16-18, 2015.
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2015). "High lutein baked foods: Bosting lutein intake.", eFOOD-Lab International, 2015(Issue 4), pp. 20-22.
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M., Hucl, P.J., and Patterson, C.A. (2015). "Fractionation and characterization of glabrous canary seed components for food and non-food applications.", American Chemical Society Spring Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, March 22-26, 2015.
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M., Hucl, P.J., and Pickard, M.A. (2015). "Purple wheat: Anthocyanin-pigmented grain for health promotion.", eFOOD-Lab International, 2015(Issue 1), pp. 20-23.
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M., Razavi, S.M.A., Irani, M., Hucl, P.J., and Patterson, C.A. (2015). "Hairless canary seed: a promising alternative source for small starch granules.", American Association of Cereal Chemists Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October 18-21, 2015. (Poster)
  • Adams, V., Ragaee, S.M., and Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2015). "Properties of arabinoxylans in frozen dough enriched with wheat fiber and their impact on bread quality.", 29th EFFoST International Conference - Food Science Research and Innovation: Delivering sustainable solutions to the global economy and society, Athens, Greece, November 10-12, 2015.
  • Ragaee, S.M. and Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2015). "Whole grain foods as sources of essential nutrients for feeding hungry world.", 10th Annual Summit - Fighting World Hunger, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, February 20-22, 2015.
  • Ragaee, S.M., Wolever, T.M.S., and Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2015). "Glycemic and Satiety Responses of Wholegrain and Fiber-Rich Breads.", 6th International Dietary Fibre Conference, Paris, France, June 1-3, 2015.

2014

  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2014). "Barley-based functional foods in health and nutrition.", 3rd International Conference on Nutrition and Food Sciences, OMICS Group conferences, September 23-25, 2014.
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. and Hucl, P.J. (2014). "Characterization and isolation of anthocyanin pigments from purple wheat.", 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, March 16-20, 2014.
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M., Hucl, P.J., and Rabalski, I. (2014). "Detailed identification of anthocyanin pigments in purple wheat bran and powder isolate.", 2014 International Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), Providence, RI, USA, October 5-8, 2014. (Poster)

2012

  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M., Hucl, P.J., Shipp, J., and Rabalski, I. (2012). "Differences in anthocyanin composition of blue and purple wheat lines grown at three sites in Saskatchewan.", 2012 International Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), Hollywood, FL, USA, September 30-October 3, 2012, Published in: Supplement Cereal Food World, 57(4) A31. (Abstract)
  • Gamel, T.H., Tosh, S.M., Abdel-Aal, E-S.M., and Ames, N.P. (2012). "Impact of digestive enzymes on the optimization of in vitro digestion and beta glucan viscosity measurement using Rapid Visco Analyzer.", 2012 International Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), Hollywood, FL, USA, September 30-October 3, 2012, Published in: Supplement Cereal Food World, 57(4) A46. (Abstract)

2010

  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. and Young, J.C. (2010). "Carotenoids.", in Shewry, P.R. and Ward, J. (eds.) - Healthgrain Methods: Analysis of bioactive components in small grain cereals., HEALTHGRAIN, European Union.
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M., Choo, T.-M., Dhillon, S., and Rabalski, I. (2010). "Differences in free and bound phenolic acids of black, blue and yellow barleys and their contribution to antioxidant capacity.", Cereal Foods World, 55(A35). (Abstract)
  • Young, J.C. and Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2010). "Anthocyanidins.", in Shewry, P.R. and Ward, J. (eds.) - Healthgrain Methods: Analysis of bioactive components in small grain cereals., HEALTHGRAIN, European Union.

2009

  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2009 Internal). Evaluation of high-pigment content wheat for antioxidant potential. Annual Progress report, Agriculture Development Fund of Saskatchewan, December 2009. (Report)
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2009). "Development of whole grain high lutein functional foods.", Cereals & Europe (C&E) Spring Meeting 2009 - Whole Grains Global Summit, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK, March 24-27, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2009). "Functionality of starches and hydrocolloids in gluten-free foods.", in Gallagher, Eimear (ed.) - Gluten-free food science and technology, Blackwell Publishing, Chapter 11, pp. 200-224.
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. (2009). "High lutein wheat for health promotion.", International Wheat Quality Conference IV (IWQC IV), Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 2-6, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M. and Young, J.C. (2009). "Challenges in the analysis of bioactive compounds in grains.", 2009 International Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), Baltimore, MD, USA, September 13-16, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Abdel-Aal, E-S.M., Hucl, P.J., and Shipp, J.L. (2009). "Anthocyanin composition and antioxidant capacity of blue and purple wheat lines selected for the development of functional wheat.", International Wheat Quality Conference IV (IWQC IV), Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 2-6, 2009. (Poster)
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