Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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Effects of different drying methods on the physicochemical properties of powders obtained from high-oleic palm oil nanoemulsions
M. Hernández-Carrión, M. Moyano-Molano, L. Ricaurte, F.L. Moreno, Maria Ximena Quintanilla-Carvajal

Last modified: 26-12-2018


Nanoencapsulation is an efficient process to incorporate high nutritional oils, such as high oleic palm oil (HOPO). Several drying technologies can be applied for obtaining HOPO powders. The aim of this work was to study the effect of two different drying methods (spray-drying, SP and freeze-drying, FD) on some physical properties and microstructure of powders obtained from HOPO nanoemulsions. Results showed that FD powders presented lower aw and bulk density, and higher dissolution rate than SD powders. Results suggest that SD could be a more economical alternative to FD in order to obtain HOPO powders with low moisture and aw.

Keywords: freeze-drying; high oleic palm oil; nanoemulsion; spray drying


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