Microencapsulation of Lactobacillus plantarum DKL 109 using External Ionic Gelation Method
- Ho Nam Chun Cheol Hyun Kim Young Hee Cho
- Food Science of Animal Resources
- Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources 제34권 제5호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 690 - 697 (8 pages)
The aim of this study was to apply the external ionic gelation using an atomizing spray device comprised of a spray gunto improve the viability of Lactobacillus plantarum DKL 109 and for its commercial use. Three coating material formulaswere used to microencapsulate L. plantarum DKL 109: 2% alginate (Al), 1% alginate/1% gellan gum (Al-GG), and 1.5%alginate/3% gum arabic (Al-GA). Particle size of microcapsules was ranged from 18.2 to 23.01 μm depending on the coat-ing materials. Al-GA microcapsules showed the highest microencapsulation yield (98.11%) and resulted in a significant increase in survivability of probiotic in a high acid and bile environment. Encapsulation also improved the storage stability of cells. The viability of encapsulated cells remained constant after 1-mon storage at ambient temperature. The externalionic gelation method using an atomizing spray device and the Al-GA seems to be an efficient encapsulation technology for protecting probiotics in terms of scale-up potential and small microcapsule size.