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Colloidal delivery systems for micronutrients and nutraceuticals

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Abstract

The formulation of micronutrients and nutraceuticals in the design of functional foods brings enormous technological challenges. The incorporation of micronutrients and/or nutraceuticals can compromise the product functionality. Issues often encountered are related to unwanted changes in the product physico-chemical stability, appearance, texture, flavour, taste and bioavailability due to inherited instability or interactions with other ingredients. This review intends to present the general strategies in using colloidal dispersions as delivery systems for micronutrients and nutraceuticals. Some illustrative examples will be given on how colloidal delivery systems can be utilised in the design of novel functional foods.

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The article was received on 20 Mar 2008, accepted on 18 Jun 2008, published on 06 Aug 2008 and first published online on 06 Aug 2008


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B804863K
Citation: Soft Matter, 2008,4, 1964-1980
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    Colloidal delivery systems for micronutrients and nutraceuticals

    K. P. Velikov and E. Pelan, Soft Matter, 2008, 4, 1964
    DOI: 10.1039/B804863K

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