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Encapsulation of probiotic bacteria in biopolymeric system.

Abstract : Encapsulation of probiotic bacteria is generally used to enhance the viability during processing, and also for the target delivery in gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics are used with the fermented dairy products, pharmaceutical products, and health supplements. They play a great role in maintaining human health. The survival of these bacteria in the human gastrointestinal system is questionable. In order to protect the viability of the probiotic bacteria, several types of biopolymers such as alginate, chitosan, gelatin, whey protein isolate, cellulose derivatives are used for encapsulation and several methods of encapsulation such as spray drying, extrusion, emulsion have been reported. This review focuses on the method of encapsulation and the use of different biopolymeric system for encapsulation of probiotics.
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Tanzina Huq, Avik Khan, Ruhul A Khan, Bernard Riedl, Monique Lacroix. Encapsulation of probiotic bacteria in biopolymeric system.. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2013, 53 (9), pp.909-16. ⟨10.1080/10408398.2011.573152⟩. ⟨pasteur-01007574⟩



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