A preliminary study on the application of natural sweet proteins in agar-based gels
Nicoletta A. Miele, Rossella Di Monaco, Francesca Dell'Amura, Michele F. Rega, Delia Picone and Silvana Cavella
Version of Record online: 8 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jtxs.12215
MNEI has been proved to be a high-potency sweetener for beverages, but the possibility to use it in semisolid foodstuff was not investigated yet. This study represented a preliminary characterization of two variants of natural sweetener monellin, MNEI and Y65R in semisolid model foodstuff. The data were an important scientific contribution to the knowledge of sweet proteins in agar-based gels and could be useful in order to extend the possible application of these sweet proteins as low calorie sweeteners in semisolid foodstuffs. Some problems concerning their delivered sweetness in agar gels were underlined and their application should be optimized in order to improve sweetness conveyed.