Microencapsulation of fish oil was achieved by spray-drying homogenized emulsions of fish oil using 3 different types of casein as emulsifier and lactose as filler. As the degree of aggregation of the casein emulsifier increased, the vacuole volume of the microencapsulated powders decreased. The shelf life of the powders increased as the degree of aggregation of the casein emulsifier increased at the high homogenization conditions. When micellar casein was used as emulsifier, the shelf life also increased as homogenization conditions increased. Free fat but not surface fat was inversely related to shelf life. Since the type of casein used was confounded with the powder vacuole volume, the increased shelf life may have been due to either factor.
|Journal of Food Science
|Published - 2001