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Beta glucan: a valuable functional ingredient in foods.
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PMID:  22214441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
β-Glucan is a valuable functional ingredient and various extraction techniques are available for its extraction. Choice of an appropriate extraction technique is important as it may affect the quality, structure, rheological properties, molecular weight, and other functional properties of the extracted β-glucan. These properties lead to the use of β-glucan into various food systems and have important implications in human health. This review focuses on the extraction, synthesis, structure, molecular weight, and rheology of β-glucan. Furthermore, health implications and utilization of β-glucan in food products is also discussed.
Authors:
Asif Ahmad; Faqir Muhammad Anjum; Tahir Zahoor; Haq Nawaz; Syed Muhammad Raihan Dilshad
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical reviews in food science and nutrition     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1549-7852     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8914818     Medline TA:  Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a Department of Food Technology , Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University , Rawalpindi , Pakistan.
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