Diacylglycerol Oil—Properties, Processes and Products: A Review

  title={Diacylglycerol Oil—Properties, Processes and Products: A Review},
  author={Seong Koon Lo and Chin Ping Tan and Kamariah Long and Mohd Suria Affandi Yusoff and Oi Ming Lai},
  journal={Food and Bioprocess Technology},
  • S. Lo, C. Tan, O. Lai
  • Published 4 March 2008
  • Chemistry
  • Food and Bioprocess Technology
Diacylglycerol (DAG) oil has beneficial effects on obesity and weight-related disorders. A survey of literature has shown the effects of DAG on the reduction in the accumulation of body fat in both animals and humans. The physiological effect of DAG is believed to be attributed to its metabolic pathway, which is different from triacylglycerol (TAG) metabolism. Physicochemical properties, such as melting and smoke points and polymorphic forms, of DAG are also distinct from TAG. Various patented… 
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