Chitosan Coating Applications in Probiotic Microencapsulation
AbstractNowadays, probiotic bacteria are extensively used as health-related components in novel foods with the aim of added-value for the food industry. Ingested probiotic bacteria must resist gastrointestinal exposure, the food matrix, and storage conditions. The recommended methodology for bacteria protection is microencapsulation technology. A key aspect in the advancement of this technology is the encapsulation system. Chitosan compliments the real potential of coating microencapsulation for applications in the food industry due to its physicochemical properties: positive charges via its amino groups (which makes it the only commercially available water-soluble cationic polymer), short-term biodegradability, non-toxicity and biocompatibility with the human body, and antimicrobial and antifungal actions. Chitosan-coated microcapsules have been reported to have a major positive influence on the survival rates of different probiotic bacteria under in vitro gastrointestinal conditions and in the storage stability of different types of food products; therefore, its utilization opens promising routes in the food industry. View Full-Text
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Călinoiu, L.-F.; Ştefănescu, B.E.; Pop, I.D.; Muntean, L.; Vodnar, D.C. Chitosan Coating Applications in Probiotic Microencapsulation. Coatings 2019, 9, 194.
Călinoiu L-F, Ştefănescu BE, Pop ID, Muntean L, Vodnar DC. Chitosan Coating Applications in Probiotic Microencapsulation. Coatings. 2019; 9(3):194.Chicago/Turabian Style
Călinoiu, Lavinia-Florina; Ştefănescu, Bianca E.; Pop, Ioana D.; Muntean, Leon; Vodnar, Dan C. 2019. "Chitosan Coating Applications in Probiotic Microencapsulation." Coatings 9, no. 3: 194.
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