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Storage stability of encapsulated ascorbyl palmitate in normal and high amylose maize starches during pasting and spray dryin

Published 9 April 2019, by Bamidele, O.P. and Emmambux, M.N.

Publication: Elsevier


This study determines storage stability and release of encapsulated ascorbyl palmitate in normal and high amylose maize starch by pasting and spray drying. The amount of ascorbyl palmitate released was analysed in the stored samples (dark cupboard, and under UV light at a temperature of 40 °C for 12 weeks) and their antioxidant activity determined. Storage of encapsulated ascorbyl palmitate at 40 °C under both dark and UV light conditions did not affect the amount release and the ability to scavenge the free radical (ABTS+). However, the antioxidant activity of free ascorbyl palmitate exponentially decreased at 40 °C under UV light condition. The analysed residues after α-amylase digestion of encapsulated ascorbyl palmitate showed some endothermic peaks, suggesting that amylose-lipids complexes formed were resistant to α-amylase digestion. Encapsulation of ascorbyl palmitate in maize starch may improve its storage stability under light (UV) conditions.

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