Investigation of pectin/starch hydrogel as a carrier for oral delivery of probiotic bacteria.

@article{Dafe2017InvestigationOP,
  title={Investigation of pectin/starch hydrogel as a carrier for oral delivery of probiotic bacteria.},
  author={Alireza Dafe and Hossein Etemadi and Azita Dilmaghani and Gholam Reza Mahdavinia},
  journal={International journal of biological macromolecules},
  year={2017},
  volume={97},
  pages={536-543}
}
The present study highlights the fabrication of novel food-grade hydrogel particles based on pectin and starch for probiotic colon delivery. Lactobacillus plantarum ATCC:13643 (L. plantarum) cells were encapsulated in pectin/starch hydrogels by extrusion method. Four batches were formulated with different ratios of starch/pectin solutions. Optical and scanning electron microscopy obviously showed the random distribution of L. plantarum throughout the hydrogel network. The viability of… CONTINUE READING
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