8. Food Structures and Delivery of Nutrients

  1. Bhesh Bhandari2 and
  2. Yrjö H. Roos3
  1. Ranjan Sharma

Published Online: 6 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118373903.ch8

Food Materials Science and Engineering

Food Materials Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Sharma, R. (2012) Food Structures and Delivery of Nutrients, in Food Materials Science and Engineering (eds B. Bhandari and Y. H. Roos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118373903.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD4072, Australia

  2. 3

    School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Author Information

  1. Dairy Innovation Australia Limited, 671 Sneydes Road, Werribee, VIC 3030, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199223

Online ISBN: 9781118373903



  • food structures, and nutrient delivery;
  • nutrient digestion/absorption in GI tract;
  • nutrients and their delivery challenges;
  • essential fatty acids;
  • antioxidants, and vitamins/minerals;
  • probiotic bacteria;
  • food structures and technologies for nutrients;
  • nanoparticles and emulsions;
  • food structure and nutrient bio-accessibility


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nutrient digestion and absorption in the gastrointestinal tract

  • Nutrients and their delivery challenges

  • Essential fatty acids

  • Antioxidants including vitamins and minerals

  • Probiotic bacteria

  • Plant sterols

  • Food structures and technologies for protection and delivery of nutrients

  • Protein-based structures for nutrient delivery

  • Microencapsulation

  • Fluidised bed coating

  • Spray drying

  • Spray chilling

  • Extrusion

  • Nanoparticles and emulsions

  • Food structure and bio-accessibility of nutrients

  • Conclusions and future directions

  • References