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August 14, 2018 smitsa 0

Isomaltulose (IM) is a naturally occurring disaccharide composed of alpha-1,6-linked glucose and fructose monomers. Isomaltulose is an alternative sweetener with a high potential for use […]

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What Is Tagatose ?

September 27, 2017 smitsa 0

Tagatose is a naturally occurring simple  sugar and a monosaccharide.  Sweetness: 92% of sucrose Calorific value: 1.5 kcal/g It belongs to the carbohydrate family and is […]

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September 21, 2017 smitsa 0

I doubt whether anyone has ever eaten Jicama let alone ever handled one. Rather like celeriac, it doesn’t yet set the world alight even though […]

Milk and yogurt. A vehicle for microencapsulation of probiotics.

Microencapsulation Of Probiotics

September 19, 2017 smitsa 0

Microencapsulation of probiotics using hydrocolloids is now an established method for ensuring their survival and even for accurate dosing into products (Anal and Singh, 2007). […]

Kimchi stew, kimchi chigae, korean cuisine


August 12, 2015 smitsa 0

Korea is known for spectacularly interesting foods and kimchi – pickled vegetables is certainly one of them (Cheigh and Park, 1994). The reader might find […]

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Prebiotics: The Benefits

July 6, 2014 smitsa 0

Prebiotics are claimed to have great therapeutic benefits.  They  are food ingredients that are not digested directly  in the gut but are selectively fermented by microorganisms – […]