Highly unsaturated fatty acids derived from fish or algal oils, particularly EPA and DHA, are in high demand as healthy food ingredients in fortified foods. Due to their oxidative instability most food products incorporate stabilized microencapsulated EPA and DHA oils to avoid negative sensory impact associated with oxidation of these fatty acids. Complex coacervation has been particularly successful in stabilizing fish oil and providing an ingredient with a sensory shelf-life consistent with that of the food product. Overcoming the technical challenges associated with the instability of these oils will help drive growth of the omega-3 fortified healthy food ingredient market.
Field of Research
090802 Food Engineering
Socio Economic Objective
860105 Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
HERDC Research category
C3.1 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal