Absorption mechanism of whey-protein-delivered curcumin using Caco-2 cell monolayers.


Curcumin (CCM) is a bioactive polyphenolic compound that suffers a low bioavailability because of its low water solubility. In this work β-lactoglobulin (β-Lg) and nanoemulsion were used as carriers to deliver curcumin. The pH stability of β-Lg-CCM was investigated. The digestion of β-Lg-CCM and the nanoemulsion was studied using an in vitro… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.01.132