Better Nutrients and Therapeutics Delivery in Food Through Nanotechnology

Hande Kaya-Celiker, Kumar Mallikarjunan

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Abstract

The efficacy of nutraceuticals or therapeutics is primarily a function of their conserved biological activity and availability. As changing the size of fabricated materials into nanoscale, the stability and the solubility of valuable nutrients can tremendously be improved; and their effective and controlled delivery via nano-vehicles can be provided. In this review, we addressed the latest approaches for nano-encapsulation and entrapment of hydrophobic bioactive molecules and other nano-vehicles that proved their success in drug delivery applications and summarized their applications in the food industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-123
Number of pages10
JournalFood Engineering Reviews
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

Keywords

  • Food nanotechnology
  • Nano-encapsulation
  • Nanoparticles
  • Therapeutic delivery

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