Plant, animal, and microbial proteins act not only as food ingredients but also as delivery systems to carry flavors, fragrances, and nutraceticals, protecting the same from challenging environments such as pH, oxidation, and so on. Significant progress has been made in developing formulations for protein carriers. With competition coming from polysaccharides, starches, and lipids, proteins become extremely significant in this market due to the high nutritional properties in these materials. Plant and fungal proteins find much higher adoption than animal proteins due to ban of the latter in some regions. Owing to some of the aforementioned reasons the adoption of natural proteins as encapsulates have been very high specially in the food and cosmetic segments. This High Tech Materials TOE discusses a few noteworthy developed protein innovations suited for encapsulation in the food and nutraceutical industry.
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1. Innovations in Natural Protein-based Delivery Systems for Flavors
Naturally Sourced Proteins for Flavors Encapsulation
- Algal Proteins as Encapsulation Carriers for Sports Nutrients
- Pea Proteins for Targeted Delivery of Sensitive Ingredients
- Soya proteins To Prevent Oxidative Degradation of Rice Bran Oils
- Egg Proteins to Encapsulate Nutraceuticals for Hip Supplements