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Spray drying of grape juice: Microencapsulation of anthocyanin

Grant number: 12/09074-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Engineering
Principal researcher:Vânia Regina Nicoletti Telis
Grantee:Poliana Moser
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


Drying of fruit juices by spray drying is a complicated process due to high hygroscopicity and stickiness of the resultant powders, which causes manipulation problems and damage to product quality. An alternative to optimize the process of spray drying is to add carrier agents, which also have the function of encapsulate active compounds. Grape juice has a high content of anthocyanins, with high antioxidant capacity and potential as a natural dye, however, their application is somewhat limited due to their low stability. In such a way, the use of carrier agents for the production of powdered grape juice is also important to preserve the anthocyanins. The aim of this project is obtain grape juice powder through the process of spray drying using maltodextrin, whey protein isolado and soy protein isolate as carriers, in order to protect the anthocyanins and obtain a product with good stability in relation to physical and chemical changes. The influence of process conditions and addition of encapsulating materials on the quality of the final dried product will be assessed. The products to be evaluated will be extracted from Vitis vinifera and Vitis lambrusca grape varieties, the first intended for the national market, American and Asian, while the second is directed for the European market. The product quality will be evaluated by measuring size and particle morphology, color, solubility, product yield and retention of anthocyanins sorption isotherms, glass transition temperature and stability of anthocyanin exposed to light and storage at different relative moisture.

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MOSER, POLIANA; BENATTI GALLO, THAIS CRISTINA; CIRELLI ZUANON, LARISSA ANGELICA; PEREIRA, GIULIANO ELIAS; NICOLETTI, VANIA REGINA. Water sorption and stickiness of spray-dried grape juice and anthocyanins stability. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION, v. 42, n. 12 DEC 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MOSER, POLIANA; DE SOUZA, REGINALDO TEODORO; NICOLETTI TELIS, VANIA REGINA. Spray Drying of Grape Juice From Hybrid CV. BRS Violeta: Microencapsulation of Anthocyanins Using Protein/Maltodextrin Blends as Drying Aids. JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION, v. 41, n. 1 FEB 2017. Web of Science Citations: 11.
MOSER, POLIANA; NICOLETTI TELIS, VANIA REGINA; NEVES, NATHALIA DE ANDRADE; GARCIA-ROMERO, ESTEBAN; GOMEZ-ALONSO, SERGIO; HERMOSIN-GUTIERREZ, ISIDRO. Storage stability of phenolic compounds in powdered BRS Violeta grape juice microencapsulated with protein and maltodextrin blends. Food Chemistry, v. 214, p. 308-318, JAN 1 2017. Web of Science Citations: 34.
Academic Publications
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MOSER, Poliana. Secagem por atomização do suco de uva : microencapsulação das antocianinas. 2016. 149 f. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas..

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