Study on the Emulsifying Properties of Pomegranate Peel Pectin from Different Cultivation Areas
AbstractPomegranate peel pectin is an important acidic anionic plant polysaccharide which can be used as a natural emulsifier. In order to study its emulsifying properties, this paper systematically analyses pomegranate peel pectin samples from Chinese Xinjiang, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, through rheometer, interfacial rheometer, Zetasizer Nano-ZS and mastersizer. It is shown that pomegranate peel pectin can effectively reduce the oil-water interfacial tension, reaching an emulsion droplet size of only 0.507 μm, 0.669 μm and 0.569 μm, respectively, while the pectin concentration is 1.5% and the oil phase (MCT) is 10%. It has also shown that the extreme conditions of pH and ion strength can not significantly change its emulsion stability. However, freeze-thaw cycles can cause the pomegranate peel pectin emulsion to become less stable. Furthermore, the effects of decolourization, protein removal and dialysis on the emulsifying properties of pomegranate peel pectin are investigated using mastersizer rheometer and interfacial rheometer. It is found that the protein and pigment in pomegranate peel pectin have little effect on its emulsifying properties, while the results from dialyzed pectin show that the small molecule substances can reduce the emulsion particle size and increase the emulsion stability. The research outcomes of this study provide technical support for the further application of pomegranate peel pectin in the food industry. View Full-Text
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Zhuang, H.; Chu, S.; Wang, P.; Zhou, B.; Han, L.; Yu, X.; Fu, Q.; Li, S. Study on the Emulsifying Properties of Pomegranate Peel Pectin from Different Cultivation Areas. Molecules 2019, 24, 1819.
Zhuang H, Chu S, Wang P, Zhou B, Han L, Yu X, Fu Q, Li S. Study on the Emulsifying Properties of Pomegranate Peel Pectin from Different Cultivation Areas. Molecules. 2019; 24(9):1819.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhuang, Hu; Chu, Shang; Wang, Ping; Zhou, Bin; Han, Lingyu; Yu, Xiongwei; Fu, Qinli; Li, Shugang. 2019. "Study on the Emulsifying Properties of Pomegranate Peel Pectin from Different Cultivation Areas." Molecules 24, no. 9: 1819.
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