CaroTech® dedicates research to encapsulation strategies
Carotenoid Technologies (CaroTech®) of the IQF Group in Tarragona, Spain has continued its strategic technical focus on encapsulation technologies and strategic active ingredients that can modify rumen fermentation for dairy industry.
A Ph.D. thesis sponsored by the company on rumen modifiers based on plant extracts and their active components has proven the added-value benefits of novel encapsulation technologies in the development of NEXT Enhance® 300 for ruminants. A study conducted by the University of Leipzig, Germany, evaluating the efficacy of microencapsulation of this product (containing cinnamaldehyde and diallyl disulfide), under pelleting process (80ºC for 2 minutes) has shown the thermostability benefits on a patented protection system (Enhance®) versus a product without.
Results from the scientific group revealed that using the Enhance protection system, the stability of cinnamaldehyde and garlic oil were 99% and 96%, respectively. In contrast, when the same molecules were tested without encapsulation, losses were as high as 20% for cinnamaldehyde and 30% for garlic oil, respectively.
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