Lycopene in Beverage Emulsions

Optimizing Formulation Design and Processing Effects for Enhanced Delivery

Erika Meroni (Corresponding Author), Vassilios Raikos

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Lycopene is a desired ingredient in food formulations, yet its beneficial effects on human health remain largely underexploited due to its poor chemical stability and bioavailability. Oil-in-water emulsions may offer multiple advantages for the incorporation and delivery of this carotenoid species. Engineering and processing aspects for the development of emulsion-based delivery systems are of paramount importance for maintaining the structural integrity of lycopene. The selection of emulsifiers, pH, temperature, oil phase, particle size, homogenization conditions and presence of other antioxidants are major determinants for enhancing lycopene stability and delivery from a food emulsion. Process and formulation optimization of the delivery system is product-specific and should be tailored accordingly. Further research is required to better understand the underlying mechanisms of lycopene absorption by the human digestive system.
Original languageEnglish
Article number14
JournalBeverages
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2018

Fingerprint

Beverages
Emulsions
Oils
Food
Digestive System
Carotenoids
Particle Size
Biological Availability
Antioxidants
Temperature
lycopene
Water
Health
Research

Keywords

  • lycopene
  • emulsion
  • antioxidant
  • bioavailability
  • processing

Cite this

Lycopene in Beverage Emulsions : Optimizing Formulation Design and Processing Effects for Enhanced Delivery. / Meroni, Erika (Corresponding Author); Raikos, Vassilios .

In: Beverages, Vol. 4, No. 1, 14, 05.02.2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

@article{35817a611d3045469fbf22fbdb3c008d,
title = "Lycopene in Beverage Emulsions: Optimizing Formulation Design and Processing Effects for Enhanced Delivery",
abstract = "Lycopene is a desired ingredient in food formulations, yet its beneficial effects on human health remain largely underexploited due to its poor chemical stability and bioavailability. Oil-in-water emulsions may offer multiple advantages for the incorporation and delivery of this carotenoid species. Engineering and processing aspects for the development of emulsion-based delivery systems are of paramount importance for maintaining the structural integrity of lycopene. The selection of emulsifiers, pH, temperature, oil phase, particle size, homogenization conditions and presence of other antioxidants are major determinants for enhancing lycopene stability and delivery from a food emulsion. Process and formulation optimization of the delivery system is product-specific and should be tailored accordingly. Further research is required to better understand the underlying mechanisms of lycopene absorption by the human digestive system.",
keywords = "lycopene, emulsion, antioxidant, bioavailability, processing",
author = "Erika Meroni and Vassilios Raikos",
note = "Acknowledgments: This work is part of the Strategic Research Programme 2016–2021 and is funded by the Scottish Government’s Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS)",
year = "2018",
month = "2",
day = "5",
doi = "10.3390/beverages4010014",
language = "English",
volume = "4",
journal = "Beverages",
issn = "2306-5710",
publisher = "MDPI",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Lycopene in Beverage Emulsions

T2 - Optimizing Formulation Design and Processing Effects for Enhanced Delivery

AU - Meroni, Erika

AU - Raikos, Vassilios

N1 - Acknowledgments: This work is part of the Strategic Research Programme 2016–2021 and is funded by the Scottish Government’s Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS)

PY - 2018/2/5

Y1 - 2018/2/5

N2 - Lycopene is a desired ingredient in food formulations, yet its beneficial effects on human health remain largely underexploited due to its poor chemical stability and bioavailability. Oil-in-water emulsions may offer multiple advantages for the incorporation and delivery of this carotenoid species. Engineering and processing aspects for the development of emulsion-based delivery systems are of paramount importance for maintaining the structural integrity of lycopene. The selection of emulsifiers, pH, temperature, oil phase, particle size, homogenization conditions and presence of other antioxidants are major determinants for enhancing lycopene stability and delivery from a food emulsion. Process and formulation optimization of the delivery system is product-specific and should be tailored accordingly. Further research is required to better understand the underlying mechanisms of lycopene absorption by the human digestive system.

AB - Lycopene is a desired ingredient in food formulations, yet its beneficial effects on human health remain largely underexploited due to its poor chemical stability and bioavailability. Oil-in-water emulsions may offer multiple advantages for the incorporation and delivery of this carotenoid species. Engineering and processing aspects for the development of emulsion-based delivery systems are of paramount importance for maintaining the structural integrity of lycopene. The selection of emulsifiers, pH, temperature, oil phase, particle size, homogenization conditions and presence of other antioxidants are major determinants for enhancing lycopene stability and delivery from a food emulsion. Process and formulation optimization of the delivery system is product-specific and should be tailored accordingly. Further research is required to better understand the underlying mechanisms of lycopene absorption by the human digestive system.

KW - lycopene

KW - emulsion

KW - antioxidant

KW - bioavailability

KW - processing

U2 - 10.3390/beverages4010014

DO - 10.3390/beverages4010014

M3 - Literature review

VL - 4

JO - Beverages

JF - Beverages

SN - 2306-5710

IS - 1

M1 - 14

ER -