Chapter 1. Microencapsulation in Functional Food Product Development

  1. Jim Smith and
  2. Edward Charter
  1. Luz Sanguansri and
  2. Mary Ann Augustin

Published Online: 26 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323351.ch1

Functional Food Product Development

Functional Food Product Development

How to Cite

Sanguansri, L. and Ann Augustin, M. (2010) Microencapsulation in Functional Food Product Development, in Functional Food Product Development (eds J. Smith and E. Charter), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323351.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Prince Edward Island Food Technology Centre Charlottetown, Canada

Author Information

  1. Preventative Health, National Research Flagship, Food Science Australia, Werribee, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 JUN 2010

Book Series:

  1. Functional Food Science and Technology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Fereidoon Shahidi PhD

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178761

Online ISBN: 9781444323351



  • microencapsulation - functional food product development;
  • microencapsulation - microcapsule formation;
  • encapsulant materials - proteins, lipids, and waxes;
  • microencapsulation processes, in food industry - mechanical and chemical;
  • microencapsulated food ingredients - vitamins and minerals;
  • probiotics encapsulating process - spray coating;
  • microencapsulated ingredients/products development approaches;
  • microencapsulated ingredient delivery into functional foods;
  • dairy products - omega-3 fatty acid fortification;
  • microencapsulation use in market - affecting factors


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Microencapsulation

  • Microencapsulated food ingredients

  • Development of microencapsulated ingredients

  • Delivery of microencapsulated ingredient into functional foods

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References