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Microencapsulation of betanin in monodisperse W/O/W emulsions
journal contributionposted on 2018-07-01, 00:00 authored by A P E Pagano, Nauman Khalid, I Kobayashi, M Nakajima, M A Neves, E L Bastos
Betanin is the main pigment of the food color beetroot red (E162). Due to the fair heat and light stability of E162, this pigment is mainly used in minimally processed packaged food products. Encapsulation increases the stability of betanin, but detailing on the effect of different sources of betanin on the properties and stability of multiple emulsions are scarce. Here we describe the encapsulation of E162, spray-dried beetroot juice and betanin in a monodisperse food-grade water-in-oil-in-water (W/O/W) emulsions by using microchannel emulsification. We compare the tinctorial strength of the encapsulated pigments and investigate the effect of temperature, storage period and pigment concentration on emulsion stability and color. Betanin increases the overall stability of the W/O/W emulsion, reduce the oil droplet size and improve size distribution when compared to the negative control without pigment and to emulsions containing betanin from other sources.