Recent developments on wall materials for the microencapsulation of probiotics: A review

Desarrollos recientes en materiales de pared para la microencapsulación de probióticos: Una revisión

Palabras clave: microencapsulación, probiótico, material de pared, Lactobacillus, mucílago, goma


In recent decades a surge in demand for better and healthier foods has sprung up. One category of products under such increases in demand is probiotic products, both in the form of foodstuffs and dietary supplements. These are living microorganisms that when consumed provide a variety of health benefits to the host, regarding the health of the gastrointestinal tract. The main technological hurdle this presents is to provide them alive in enough quantity. Therefore, microencapsulation methods are often employed to enhance their survivability. A critical point in the design of the encapsulation processes is the adequate selection of an encapsulating agent, which must comply with a series of requirements such as being food grade, being able to envelop the probiotic, and being of low cost to name a few. Thus, this presents an area of opportunity regarding the formulation and exploration of different wall materials. In this paper, some of the developments regarding new wall materials for microencapsulated probiotics are presented and discussed.



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Montoya Soto, J. G., González Laredo, R. F., Medina Torres, L., Rutiaga Quiñones, O. M., Gallegos Infante, J. A., & Ochoa-Martínez, L. A. (2023). Recent developments on wall materials for the microencapsulation of probiotics: A review : Desarrollos recientes en materiales de pared para la microencapsulación de probióticos: Una revisión. TECNOCIENCIA Chihuahua, 17(1), e1140.