Characterization of a Sea Buckthorn Extract and Its Effect on Free and Encapsulated Lactobacillus casei
AbstractProbiotics are bacteria that can provide health benefits to consumers and are suitable to be added to a variety of foods. In this research, viability of immobilized Lactobacillus casei in alginate with or without sea buckthorn lipid extract were studied during heat treatment and with an in vitro gastrointestinal model. The characterization of the lipid extract was also done using the UV-Vis spectrometry (UV-Vis), high-performance liquid chromatography photodiode array detection method (HPLC-PDA), gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GS-MS) and Cryo scanning electron microscopy (Cryo-SEM). During heat treatment, the entrapped probiotic cells proved high viability (>6 CFU log/g), even at temperatures above 50 °C. The rich in monounsaturated fatty acids sea buckthorn fraction improved the in vitro digestion passage regarding the probiotic viability. The survival of the probiotic cells was 15% higher after 2 h in the acidic medium of the simulated gastric fluid in the sample where L. casei was encapsulated with the sea buckthorn extract compared with the samples where no extract was added. Thus, this approach may be effective for the future development of probiotic-supplemented foods as foods with health welfare for the consumers. View Full-Text
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Pop, O.L.; Dulf, F.V.; Cuibus, L.; Castro-Giráldez, M.; Fito, P.J.; Vodnar, D.C.; Coman, C.; Socaciu, C.; Suharoschi, R. Characterization of a Sea Buckthorn Extract and Its Effect on Free and Encapsulated Lactobacillus casei. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 2513.
Pop OL, Dulf FV, Cuibus L, Castro-Giráldez M, Fito PJ, Vodnar DC, Coman C, Socaciu C, Suharoschi R. Characterization of a Sea Buckthorn Extract and Its Effect on Free and Encapsulated Lactobacillus casei. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(12):2513.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pop, Oana L.; Dulf, Francisc V.; Cuibus, Lucian; Castro-Giráldez, Marta; Fito, Pedro J.; Vodnar, Dan C.; Coman, Cristina; Socaciu, Carmen; Suharoschi, Ramona. 2017. "Characterization of a Sea Buckthorn Extract and Its Effect on Free and Encapsulated Lactobacillus casei." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 12: 2513.
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