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Encapsulation of New Active Ingredients.
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PMID:  22149076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The organic construct consumed as food comes packaged in units that carry the active components and protect the entrapped active materials until delivered to targeted human organs. The packaging and delivery role is mimicked in the microencapsulation tools used to deliver active ingredients in processed foods. Microencapsulation efficiency is balanced against the need to access the entrapped nutrients in bioavailable forms. Encapsulated ingredients boosted with bioactive nutrients are intended for improved health and well-being and to prevent future health problems. Presently, active ingredients are delivered using new techniques, such as hydrogels, nanoemulsions, and nanoparticles. In the future, nutraceuticals and functional foods may be tailored to individual metabolic needs and tied to each person's genetic makeup. Bioactive ingredients provide health-enhancing nutrients and are protected through encapsulation processes that sheild the active ingredients from deleterious environments. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Food Science and Technology Volume 3 is February 28, 2012. Please see http://www.annualreviews.org/catalog/pubdates.aspx for revised estimates.
Authors:
C I Onwulata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of food science and technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1941-1413     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu Rev Food Sci Technol     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101561951     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Food Sci Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
USDA-ARS Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, PA 19038; email: charles.onwulata@ars.usda.gov.
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