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Amongst the main issues challenging the food manufacturing sector, health and nutrition are becoming increasingly important. Global concerns such as obesity, the ageing population and food security will have to be addressed. Food security is not just about assuring food supply, but is also about optimising nutritional delivery from the food that is(More)
Prolonged heating of holo bovine alpha-lactalbumin (BLA) at 80 degrees C in pH 7 phosphate buffer in the absence of a thiol initiator improves the surface activity of the protein at the air:water interface, as determined by surface tension measurements. Samples after 30, 60, and 120 min of heating were analyzed on cooling to room temperature. Size-exclusion(More)
Although almonds have a high lipid content, their consumption is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. One explanation for this paradox could be limited bioaccessibility of almond lipids due to the cell wall matrix acting as a physical barrier to digestion in the upper gastrointestinal tract. We aimed to measure the rate and extent of(More)
It is increasingly recognized that changes in the composition of the oil-water interface can markedly affect pancreatic lipase adsorption and function. To understand interfacial mechanisms determining lipase activity, we investigated the adsorption behavior of bile salts and pancreatic colipase and lipase onto digalactosyldiacylglycerol (DGDG) and(More)
The displacement of the proteins (beta-lactoglobulin and beta-casein) from an air-water interface by the nonionic (Tween 20 and Tween 60) and ionic (sodium dodecyl sulfate, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, and lyso-phosphatidylcholine-lauroyl) surfactants has been visualized by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The surface structure has been sampled by the use(More)
It is widely known that the interfacial quality of lipid emulsion droplets influences the rate and extent of lipolysis. The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of two galactolipids, monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG) and digalactosyldiacylglycerol (DGDG), adsorbed at the interface on in vitro digestibility of olive oil by porcine pancreatic(More)
Proteins and low-molecular-weight (LMW) surfactants are used in the food industry as emulsifying (and foaming) ingredients and as stabilizers. These attributes are related to their ability to adsorb at fluid-fluid (and gas-fluid) interfaces lowering the interfacial (and surface) tension of liquids. Hence, the study of the properties of adsorbed layers of(More)
The displacement of spread protein films from the air/water interface by surfactant was followed using Brewster angle microscopy (BAM) and interfacial rheology. The displacement of beta-lactoglobulin and beta-casein by a nonionic surfactant was monitored as a function of both surface pressure and time. In both cases, protein displacement occurred over the(More)
The interfacial properties of proteins and emulsifiers have been studied extensively in the field of food colloid research. Emulsions form the basis of a huge range of food products and are generally stabilised by either protein and/or emulsifiers. Proteins have been shown to stabilise emulsions by forming a viscoelastic, adsorbed layer on the oil droplets,(More)
The behaviour of dispersed systems is often controlled by the composition of the interface between the different phases. Because of the inherent differences between proteins and surfactants, when both are present at the interface complex pseudo two-dimensional structures can be formed. This review brings together work that allows these structures to be(More)