Current Nutrition & Food Science

Undurti N. Das  
UND Life Sciences
Shaker Heights
OH 44120
USA

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Bioprotectant Solutions and Food Applications

Author(s): Salvatore Magazu, Federica Migliardo.

Abstract:

This review aims to present an overview of many applications of trehalose, a glass-forming disaccharide, and its solutions with water and glycerol on food products. The versatility of trehalose is discussed in relation with some experimental evidences concerning with the molecular mechanisms responsible for the cryo- and crypto-protective functions of trehalose and its mixtures.

Keywords: trehalose, glycerol, cryoprotection, cryptoprotection, lyoprotection, molecular mechanisms, dehydratio, frozen storage, Artemia salina

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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2012
Page: [49 - 54]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/157340112800269560