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Keywords:

  • microencapsulation;
  • whey proteins;
  • maltodextrins;
  • volatiles

ABSTRACT

Ethyl caprylate was microencapsulated by spray drying in wall systems consisting of whey protein in combination with maltodextrin (DE 5–15) or corn syrup solids (DE 24). Ester particle-size distribution in the infeed emulsion was adversely affected by high proportions of low DE maltodextrin. Ester retention during drying was affected (P < 0.05) by type of carbohydrate used and its proportion and ranged from 70 to 91%. The proportion of solvent extractable core was reduced with increasing DE value of carbohydrate. Combinations of whey proteins and high DE mal-todextrins or corn syrup solids are effective wall systems for microencapsulation of volatiles.