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Microencapsulation of grape polyphenols using maltodextrin and gum arabic as two alternative coating materials: Development and characterization

Tolun, Aysu, Altintas, Zeynep, Artik, Nevzat
Journal of biotechnology 2016 v.239 pp. 23-33
antioxidant activity, coatings, foods, fruits, glucose, grapes, gum arabic, high performance liquid chromatography, hygroscopicity, maltodextrins, microencapsulation, oxidation, polyphenols, scanning electron microscopy, temperature
Phenolic compounds obtained from fruits have recently gained a great attention due to their bioactive roles. However, they are sensitive and they can be easily affected by physicochemical factors that create a great challenge to incorporate them into the food products. Hence, this work aimed to investigate microencapsulation of these compounds to provide a solution for this problem by improving their stability and protecting them against oxidation, light, moisture and temperature. A lab scale spray-dryer was chosen to produce microcapsules of polyphenols using different dextrose equivalents of maltodextrin and gum arabic as a coating material. Two different core: coating material ratios (1:1 and 1:2), three different maltodextrin: gum arabic ratios (10:0, 8:2 and 6:4), and four different inlet temperatures (120, 140, 160, 180°C) were investigated. When all parameters (yields, hygroscopicity, total and surface phenolic contents, antioxidant activity, individual phenolic compounds and particle morphology) were evaluated; the most efficient microcapsules were obtained with an 8:2 ratio of maltodextrin: gum arabic at 140°C inlet temperature. Microcapsules were also comprehensively studied and characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).