The Application and Functional Progress of γ-Poly-Glutamic Acid in Food: A Mini-Review

Author(s): Guoliang Wang, Qing Liu*, Ying Wang, Jingyuan Li, Yue Chen, Qilong Wen, Dongwen Zheng, Wei Kang, Helong Quan*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 26 , Issue 41 , 2020


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Abstract:

γ-Poly-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a naturally occurring homo-polyamide produced by various strains of Bacillus. As a biopolymer substance, γ-PGA possesses a few predominant features containing good water solubility, biocompatibility, degradability and non-toxicity. Based on this, γ-PGA can be used in pharmaceutical, such as drug carrier/deliverer, vaccine adjuvant, and coating material for microencapsulation, etc. Moreover, it has also been applied in a broad range of industrial fields including food, medicine, bioremediation, cosmetics, and agriculture. Especially, γ-PGA is an extremely promising food ingredient. In this mini-review, our aim is to review the function and application progress of γ-PGA in the food industry: e.g., improving taste and flavor, enhancing physical property, and promoting health.

Keywords: γ-Poly-glutamic acid, application, function, food, physiological property, physical property.

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VOLUME: 26
ISSUE: 41
Year: 2020
Published on: 12 December, 2020
Page: [5347 - 5352]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200717090016
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