Food Hydrocolloids

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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 03:41
Author(s): M. Perini, D. Bertoldi, T. Nardin, S. Pianezze, G. Ferrari, R. LarcherAbstractGum arabic (GA) is a natural, edible gum with particular characteristics resulting from its complex mixture of polysaccharides and glycoproteins. GA is used extensively in several fields and global demand is steadily increasing; for this reason, the determination of GA origin is fundamental to counteract...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Safoura Akbari-Alavijeh, Rezvan Shaddel, Seid Mahdi JafariAbstractNowadays, nanoencapsulation as a leading technique using nanostructures, can considerably enhance the bioavailability and durability of bioactive food components. For this purpose, chitosan as a bioactive polysaccharide has been widely utilized as carrier, due to its unique chemical and biological characteristics, for...
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:46
Author(s): Shengqi Rao, Guangwei Xu, Xiangning Lu, Ruyi Zhang, Lu Gao, Qingyan Wang, Zhenquan Yang, Xinan JiaoAbstractCarvacrol is an effective natural antimicrobial and antioxidant agent; however, its poor aqueous solubility and high volatility limit its application in food systems. Ovalbumin can encapsulate hydrophobic molecules, thereby improving aqueous solubility and reducing volatility. The...
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Liping Zhou, Tingwei Xu, Jicheng Yan, Xin Li, Yuqing Xie, Hao ChenAbstractThe konjac glucomannan (hereafter referred to simply as konjac) hydrogel has favorable gel-forming ability and swelling capacity, but the insufficient flexibility and poor water retention have limited its utilization. In this study, composite gels based on konjac and fish gelatin (FG) were prepared by alkali...
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Hao Cheng, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Zhenfeng Xie, Shengnan Tao, Yunxing Li, Li LiangAbstractThe combination of different antimicrobial agents might produce synergistic effects and has gained increasing interest. Interfacial engineering of emulsion systems has been developed to co-encapsulate and protect bioactive components with different solubility. In this study, peppermint oil and...
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Yuying Wang, Anqi Zhang, Xibo Wang, Ning Xu, Lianzhou JiangAbstractFor the first time, the irradiation technology combined with Maillard reaction were used to improve the freeze - thaw stability of soybean protein emulsion. The freeze-thaw stability of emulsions prepared with soy protein isolate (SPI), soy protein isolate and maltose mixture (SPI+M) or glycosylated soy protein isolate...
Sat, 01/04/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Parya Ezati, Jong-Whan RhimAbstractA chitosan-based pH-responsive functional film was prepared by the incorporation of alizarin and its properties were tested for active and intelligent food packaging applications. SEM and FTIR results showed that alizarin was uniformly distributed in the chitosan matrix to form a homogeneous film. The alizarin-added chitosan film showed high UV-...
Sun, 12/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): María Alejandra Moreno, Hylenne Bojorges, Irene Falcó, Gloria Sánchez, Gracia López-Carballo, Amparo López-Rubio, Iris Catiana Zampini, María Inés Isla, María José FabraAbstractThe aim of this work was to develop active edible coatings based on marine polysaccharide matrices and polyphenols-enriched native plant extracts from arid and semiarid regions of Argentina. Initially, four...
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Y. Ben-Fadhel, B. Maherani, J. Manus, S. Salmieri, M. LacroixAbstractTwo antimicrobial formulations composed of Biosecur F440D (citrus extract) and a mixture of four essential oils (EOs) entrapped in pectin-based matrix were characterized by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The effect of pectin-based matrix on active compounds’ release and their stability during storage...
Wed, 11/13/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Pei Wang, Min Zou, Dandan Li, Yulin Zhou, Dong Jiang, Runqiang Yang, Zhenxin GuAbstractTo elucidate the underlying mechanism of thermal-induced polymerization process of frozen-stored gluten, the conformational variations and polymerization behavior of fresh and frozen-stored gluten fractions during thermal treatment were comparatively tracked. The combined results of Raman spectra and...
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Hossein Haghighi, Serge Kameni Leugoue, Frank Pfeifer, Heinz Wilhelm Siesler, Fabio Licciardello, Patrizia Fava, Andrea PulvirentiAbstractThe main aim of this study was to characterize microstructural, physical, optical, mechanical, water barrier and antimicrobial properties of chitosan-polyvinyl alcohol blend films (CS-PVA) enriched with ethyl lauroyl arginate (LAE) (1–10% w/v) for...
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 03:26
Author(s): Wei Wang, Zhilong Yu, Fouad K. Alsammarraie, Fanbin Kong, Mengshi Lin, Azlin MustaphaAbstractAn environmentally friendly antimicrobial film was developed by incorporating silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) into bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) via reduction (R) and UV-assisted (UV) methods. By mixing with 3 wt% polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution, the elongation at break of the films was improved...
Tue, 10/01/2019 - 03:26
Author(s): Ibukunoluwa Fola Olawuyi, Soo Rin Kim, Dongyup Hahn, Won Young LeeAbstractThis study obtained two novel polysaccharides from okra by enzyme-assisted and combined enzyme-ultrasonic methods while comparing with previously established hot-water, ultrasonic methods, for their food application potentials. Structural characteristics and physicochemical properties were evaluated and their...