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Simultaneous encapsulation of Echium (Echium plantagineum L.) seed oil, phytosterols and phenolic compounds: characterization and application of microcapsules

Grant number: 13/25862-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): October 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Engineering
Principal Investigator:Carmen Sílvia Fávaro Trindade
Grantee:Talita Aline Comunian
Host Institution: Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos (FZEA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Pirassununga , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/07908-6 - Coencapsulation of echium oil and sinapic acid or quercetin by combined methods: microfluidic devices and ionic gelation, BE.EP.DR


The consumption of the mixture of omega-3 fatty acids and phytosterol enables the reduction in the cholesterol and triglycerides blood levels, respectively. However these compounds are very susceptible to oxidation, which complicates their use and application. Two strategies that would minimize this problem would be: (1) adding a compound with antioxidant functionality and (2) microencapsulation. For this reason, the objective of this project is the simultaneous microencapsulation of phytosterols, phenolic compounds (sinapic acid, quercetin and rutin) and echium seed oil (Echium plantagineum L.), which is a source of omega-3, using the complex coacervation technique. The treatments obtained will be analyzed by optical and scanning electron microscopy, size and particle size distribution, moisture, water activity, hygroscopicity, solubility, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (Ftir), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), controlled release, encapsulation efficiency and stability of the encapsulated materials. The best treatment will be applied into yoghurt which will be evaluated by pH, titratable acidity, instrumental color, viscosity and sensory acceptance. No work about the simultaneous encapsulation of these compounds by the technique mentioned was found in the literature, what allows us to intuit that this proposal is totally unique and very innovative. (AU)

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Scientific publications (8)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
COMUNIAN, TALITA A.; NOGUEIRA, MARINA; SCOLARO, BIANCA; THOMAZINI, MARCELO; FERRO-FURTADO, ROSELAYNE; DE CASTRO, INAR ALVES; FAVARO-TRINDADE, CARMEN S.. Enhancing stability of echium seed oil and beta-sitosterol by their coencapsulation by complex coacervation using different combinations of wall materials and crosslinkers. Food Chemistry, v. 252, p. 277-284, . (13/25862-5)
GOMEZ-ESTACA, J.; COMUNIAN, T. A.; MONTERO, P.; FAVARO-TRINDADE, C. S.. Physico-Chemical Properties, Stability, and Potential Food Applications of Shrimp Lipid Extract Encapsulated by Complex Coacervation. Food and Bioprocess Technology, v. 11, n. 8, p. 1596-1604, . (13/25862-5)
COMUNIAN, TALITA A.; FAVARO, LUISA F.; THOMAZINI, MARCELO; PALLONE, ELIRIA M. J. A.; DO AMARAL SOBRAL, PAULO JOSE; DE CASTRO, INAR ALVES; FAVARO-TRINDADE, CARMEN S.. Echium oil with oxidative stability increased by emulsion preparation in the presence of the phenolic compound sinapic acid followed by dehydration by spray and freeze drying processes. JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE, v. 56, n. 3, p. 1155-1164, . (13/25862-5)
OSTROSCHI, LIVIA CRISTINA; DE SOUZA, VOLNEI BRITO; ECHALAR-BARRIENTOS, MARIANA ALEJANDRA; TULINI, FABRCIO LUIZ; COMUNIAN, TALITA ALINE; THOMAZINI, MARCELO; BALIERO, JULIO C. C.; ROUDAUT, GAELLE; GENOVESE, MARIA INES; FAVARO-TRINDADE, CARMEN SILVIA. Production of spray-dried proanthocyanidin-rich cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) extract as a potential functional ingredient: Improvement of stability, sensory aspects and technological properties. FOOD HYDROCOLLOIDS, v. 79, p. 343-351, . (13/25862-5, 14/08412-9, 13/24874-0, 13/09090-2, 14/14540-0)
COMUNIAN, TALITA A.; GOMEZ-ESTACA, JOAQUIN; FERRO-FURTADO, ROSELAYNE; ANDRADE CONCEICAO, GELSON JOSE; FREITAS MORAES, IZABEL CRISTINA; DE CASTRO, INAR ALVES; FAVARO-TRINDADE, CARMEN S.. Effect of different polysaccharides and crosslinkers on echium oil microcapsules. Carbohydrate Polymers, v. 150, p. 319-329, . (12/08058-5, 13/25862-5)
COMUNIAN, TALITA A.; CHAVES, ISABELA ELIAS; THOMAZINI, MARCELO; FREITAS MORAES, IZABEL CRISTINA; FERRO-FURTADO, ROSELAYNE; DE CASTRO, INAR ALVES; FAVARO-TRINDADE, CARMEN S.. Development of functional yogurt containing free and encapsulated echium oil, phytosterol and sinapic acid. Food Chemistry, v. 237, p. 948-956, . (13/25862-5)
GOMEZ-ESTACA, J.; COMUNIAN, T. A.; MONTERO, P.; FERRO-FURTADO, R.; FAVARO-TRINDADE, C. S.. Encapsulation of an astaxanthin-containing lipid extract from shrimp waste by complex coacervation using a novel gelatin-cashew gum complex. FOOD HYDROCOLLOIDS, v. 61, p. 155-162, . (13/25862-5)
COMUNIAN, TALITA A.; FAVARO-TRINDADE, CARMEN S.. Microencapsulation using biopolymers as an alternative to produce food enhanced with phytosterols and omega-3 fatty acids: A review. FOOD HYDROCOLLOIDS, v. 61, p. 442-457, . (13/25862-5)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
COMUNIAN, Talita Aline. Simultaneous encapsulation of echium (Echium Plantagineum L.) seed oil, phytosterols and phenolic compounds: characterization and application of microcapsules. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Zootecnica e Engenharia de Alimentos (FZE/BT) Pirassununga.

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