Nano- and Microencapsulation for Foods 1st Edition

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Authors Hae-Soo Kwak
Year 2014
Pages 432
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language en
ISBN 9781118292334
File Size 9.91 MB
File Format PDF
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Today, nano- and microencapsulation are increasingly being utilized in the pharmaceutical, textile, agricultural and food industries. Microencapsulation is a process in which tiny particles or droplets of a food are surrounded by a coating to give small capsules. These capsules can be imagined as tiny uniform spheres, in which the particles at the core are protected from outside elements by the protective coating. For example, vitamins can be encapsulated to protect them from the deterioration they would undergo if they were exposed to oxygen.