Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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Stabilization of encapsulated probiotics from the bacterium Lactobacillus casei by different drying techniques
Elsa Maritza Acosta-Piantini, M. Carmen Villaran, J. Ignacio Lombraña

Last modified: 02-01-2019

Abstract


The main objective of this work is to encapsulate and dry the bacterium probiotic Lactobacillus casei applying three different drying techniques (lyophilization, fluidized bed and flash freeze drying) as well as to evaluate their viability during storage in the dark at 20ºC and 34% relative humidity for 28 days. In addition, to compare viability of the bacterium processed with flash freeze drying with cryoprotectant (skim milk) and without cryoprotectant.

In the case of flash freeze drying, the final level of viability shows the potential of this drying technique with much less operating costs than lyophilization.

Keywords: Encapsulated, probiotics, lactobacillus, casei, drying

 


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