Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa) oil, native from the Amazon region, is a natural compound with several antioxidant properties and high carotene content. This oil can be used for cosmetic and dietary purposes. Considering the industrial importance of this oil, it is proposed a new high-tech product consisting in buriti oil microparticles. In this sense, the effect of biopolymers (inulin and gum arabic) on the physicochemical properties of freeze-dried buriti oil microparticles was evaluated in different combinations. The increase of inulin addition significantly increased (p < 0.05) the Aw values and the moisture content of microparticles. Negative zeta potential near -30mV was observed for all treatments indicating stability. The polydispersity index (PI) ranged from 0.14 to 0.37. The wettability found ranged from 59 s to 71 s, considered optimal for powdered foods for industry and consumer market requirements. Equal amount of wall material showed higher solubility value. The diffractograms showed...
Tailoring the physicochemical properties of freeze-dried buriti oil microparticles by combining inulin and gum Arabic as encapsulation agents.
J. H.P. M. Santos, Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. E-mail email@example.com
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Oliveira, J. P. de, Almeida, O. P., Campelo, P. H., Carneiro, G., Rocha, L. de O. F., Santos, J. H. P. M., Costa, J. M. G. da; Tailoring the physicochemical properties of freeze-dried buriti oil microparticles by combining inulin and gum Arabic as encapsulation agents.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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