SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition

Alternative Routes to Oil Structuring

Authors: Patel, Ashok R.

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  • Outlines the alternate routes to oil structuring which allow for development of food products free of saturated fatty acids
  • Provides a detailed introduction to oleogelation, including illustrative examples of processing steps, advanced characterization and potential edible applications
  • Summarizes the general guidelines on oleogel properties including the specific building blocks used for structuring
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This Springer Brief gives an overview of recent research conducted in the area of oil structuring starting with a detailed introduction on oleogelation and properties of food-approved building blocks followed by the discussion of some illustrative examples to explain the processing steps required for creating oleogels, advanced characterization (rheological, thermal and microstructural) and some potential edible applications of oleogels. The book w concludes with a section summarizing the general guidelines on the properties of oleogels and practically of approach with regards to the specific category of building blocks used for structuring. The text also lists some unresolved challenges that need to be addressed in order to fully exploit oleogelation for future food product development.

The functional application of liquid oils in food product development is mostly accomplished by structuring them into soft, plastic-like materials. This structuring of oil is traditionally based on the fat crystal network formed by high melting triacylglycerol (TAG) molecules that are rich in trans and/or saturated fatty acids. Currently, due to the factors such as the requirement for trans- and saturated fat-free food products, sustainable manufacturing and ethical trade practices, the research in the area of identifying alternative routes to oil structuring (in the absence of trans and saturated fats) has been regarded as a ‘hot topic’ in the bio-scientific community. Oleogelation (gelling of liquid oil in absence of crystallizable TAGs) is one such alternative, which has recently attracted tremendous attention from researchers and industrial scientists working in the domain of food product development. The possibility of creating structured gels that contain a large amount of liquid oil (usually above 90 wt%) opens up many possibilities to develop food products with better nutritional profiles.

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Ashok R. Patel is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University in Belgium.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 46,00 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Routes to Oil Structuring
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19138-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19138-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-19137-9
Series ISSN
2197-571X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 70
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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