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Themed collection Computer Simulation of Nano and Mesoscale Effects on Food System Properties

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Effects of salt on the expansion of starchy snacks: a multiscale analysis

We investigate the effect of salt on the expansion of starchy snacks during frying by means of a multiscale simulation model.

Graphical abstract: Effects of salt on the expansion of starchy snacks: a multiscale analysis
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Oil binding capacities of triacylglycerol crystalline nanoplatelets: nanoscale models of tristearin solids in liquid triolein

Polycrystalline particles composed of triacylglycerol (TAG) molecules, and their networks, in anhydrous TAG oils find extensive use as edible oils in the food industry.

Graphical abstract: Oil binding capacities of triacylglycerol crystalline nanoplatelets: nanoscale models of tristearin solids in liquid triolein
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Simulation of the shape and size of casein micelles in a film state

The spherical solution structure of casein micelles deforms during the drying process and assumes an oblate ellipsoidal shape in films as shown by simulations of X-ray scattering data.

Graphical abstract: Simulation of the shape and size of casein micelles in a film state
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Numerical simulation of adsorption and bubble interaction in protein foams using a lattice Boltzmann method

The adsorption process and the resulting dynamic surface tension in the context of protein foams were studied.

Graphical abstract: Numerical simulation of adsorption and bubble interaction in protein foams using a lattice Boltzmann method
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Modeling complex and multi-component food systems in molecular dynamics simulations on the example of chocolate conching

The mechanistic and energetic detachment of a lecithin molecule from a sucrose crystal face has been revealed using molecular dynamics simulations. Hydrogen bonds and the surrounding cocoa butter medium have shown to be of major importance for this process.

Graphical abstract: Modeling complex and multi-component food systems in molecular dynamics simulations on the example of chocolate conching
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A coarse-grained simulation to study the digestion and bioaccessibility of lipophilic nutrients and micronutrients in emulsion

The parameters influencing the intestinal digestion and bioaccessibility of lipophilic nutrients and micronutrients were studied using a coarse-grained simulation.

Graphical abstract: A coarse-grained simulation to study the digestion and bioaccessibility of lipophilic nutrients and micronutrients in emulsion
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About this collection

This web collection contains a selection of manuscripts on the theme of Computer Simulation of Nano and Mesoscale Effects on Food System Properties, Guest Edited by Professors Alejandro Marangoni, David Pink and Ruud van der Sman. More and more food scientists are using advanced simulation tools to understand the complexity of food materials at both the microscale and mesoscale. Current societal issues concerning food, such as healthy processed foods and sustainable foods from novel resources call for improved understanding nutrition and health issues, together with improved control of the texture to make novel food appetizing. By investigating the nano, micro and meso structure of foods through simulation, a better understanding of nutrition and the role of foods in health can be gained.

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