Electrospinning: enzyme encapsulation for food industry

On July 20th  2017, the U.S. National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), part of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced a $4.6 million grant for research on nanotechnology applied to agriculture and food industry. “Nanotechnology is being rapidly implemented in medicine, electronics, energy, and biotechnology, and it has huge potential to enhance the agricultural… Continue reading Electrospinning: enzyme encapsulation for food industry

Food industry applications of spray coating

The use of encapsulated substances has been present in the industry since almost five decades, and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry for time-release drugs and flavor masking [1]. In this process, the entrapped material –the carrier-, usually a liquid but also solids and gases, can be protected from heat and moisture by the… Continue reading Food industry applications of spray coating