publication . Article . 2014

Comparative Evaluation of Viability of Encapsulated Lactobacillus casei Using Two Different Methods of Microencapsulation

Petreska Ivanovska, Tanja; Smilkov, Katarina; Zivikj, Zoran; Petrusevska Tozi, Lidija; Mladenovska, Kristina;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Abstract
Microencapsulation using two different methods, spray- drying and emulsion technique were applied to preserve the viability of the probiotic Lactobacillus casei during manufacture and refrigerated storage. As coating materials to encapsulate the probiotic by spray-drying method, compatible biopolymers alginate and chitosan were utilized, while as a cross-linking agent, CaCl2 was used. In addition to the probiotic, oligofructose enriched inulin (Synergy 1®) as prebiotic was added to the medium intended for spray-drying. For microencapsulation of the probiotic by emulsion method, alginate and whey proteins were applied. Further, protective effects of four potentia...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfluids and secretionsdigestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Biological sciences, Chemical sciences, Health biotechnology, Health sciences
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