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Potential of nano-emulsions as phytochemical delivery system for food preservation

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Mahmood, Z, Jahangir, M, Liaquat, M, Shah, SWA, Khan, MM, Stanley, R ORCID: 0000-0002-2279-5022 and D'Arcy, B 2017 , 'Potential of nano-emulsions as phytochemical delivery system for food preservation' , Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 30, no. 6 , pp. 2259-2263 .

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Abstract

Nature is a rich source of bioactive phytochemicals. These plant based compounds have rich scope as antioxidants, antimicrobial compounds and food preservatives and so for long time to be used in meat, fruits, vegetables and processed food items, either as added preservative or as coating material in various food applications, but the major limitation is their limited solubility in a food grade medium. Nano-emulsion is a best choice as a medium having vast area of application. The major advantage of nano-emulsion would be the solubility of a vast group of compounds, due to the presence of water and lipid phases. In this way, nano-emulsions can be proved to be the most suitable candidate as phytochemical delivery system for food preservation. In present article, the use of phytochemicals as potent food preservatives has been reviewed, in context of solubility of phytochemicals in nano-emulsion and applications of food grade nano-emulsions to food systems.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Mahmood, Z and Jahangir, M and Liaquat, M and Shah, SWA and Khan, MM and Stanley, R and D'Arcy, B
Keywords: phytochemicals, nano-emulsion, delivery system
Journal or Publication Title: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Publisher: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
ISSN: 1011-601X
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Copyright 2017 Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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