Food Hydrocolloids as Encapsulating Agents in Delivery Systems: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Food Hydrocolloids as Encapsulating Agents in Delivery Systems

1st Edition

Edited by Adil Gani, F.A. Masoodi, Umar Shah

CRC Press

280 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138600140
pub: 2019-07-01
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This book addresses the use of food hydrocolloids as agents for encapsulating biological active ingredients, covering such hydrocolloids as starches, gums, beta-glucan, and protein. The challenges of poor controlled rate of hydration, thickness, decrease in viscosity upon storage and susceptibility to microbial contamination are addressed.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Food Hydrocolloids. Gum Based Delivery Systems. Starch and its Derivities as Delivery Systems. Β-Glucan Based Delivery System. Proteins Based Delivery System.

About the Editors

Adil Gani, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Dept. Of Food Science and Technology, University of Kashmir, where he teaches the subject of Food Chemistry, cereal chemistry, Advanced techniques in Food Analysis and Dairy Chemistry. He earned his PhD in Food Chemistry at SHIST, Allahabad, India. His principle areas of research are the extraction of resistant starch from rice and horse chestnut and its utilization as an encapsulating agent for targeted delivery; wheat flour modification by bacterial, enzymatic and chemical interventions; the nutraceutical potential of ß- glucan, and the safety,qQuality and nutraceutical status of Kradi, a traditional fermented food.

Umar Shah is a Research Associate in the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Kashmir, where he is working with Dr. Gani on Emerging and Novel Food Processing Techniques with special reference to minimal processing of foods to retain their bioactive components and sensory properties. He earned his Master of Technology in Food Technology at the Amity University, Noida U.P India. His research includes Emerging and Novel Food Processing Techniques.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / General