Overview of Microencapsulation Technologies used in the Food and Dietary Supplement Industries
Topics reviewed include:
Use of Aqueous coating as pre-coatings
Spray drying to convert on oil-based nutrient into a powdered form
The main reasons why formulators choose to use value added micro-encapsulation in Nutrient Premixes for fortification.
The benefits, including flavor masking, odor masking, modified release, and barrier coatings to prevent ingredient interactions and degradation.
Considerations which must be made in the selection of coating materials based on the positioning or market of the final food products. (i.e.: GMO materials, Whole Foods Market ingredient requirements, hydrogenated oils, et. al.)
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