Frankenfoods: Is Microencapsulation the Future of Eating?

An article entitled “The Frankenfood that improves you” in UK’s The Times newspaper highlights a number of highly-technological developments in functional foods. Of these, encapsulation technologies play a huge role in their picture of the future of foods. From the article [emphasis added]: Imminent slim while you guzzle: pizza and beer to help you lose […]

GAT Food Essentials Wins Frost & Sullivan Microencapsulation Award

From Nutraingredients: Microencapsulation specialist GAT Food Essentials has won the 2009 Frost & Sullivan European Functional Food & Beverage Microencapsulation Technology Innovation Award in recognition of its new water-in-oil-in-water technology. The proprietary water-in-oil-in-water (wowCAPS) technology offers enhanced protection to functional food ingredients by preventing the oxidation and degradation which can occur during food processing. This […]

Iron and Omega-3 Boosted Milk Enabled by Microencapsulation

Microencapsulation has allowed a Costa Rican dairy manufacturer to produce a milk enriched with both omega-3 fatty acids and iron, two normally incompatible compounds. From Nutra Ingredients-USA: Austrian-based microencapsulation specialist, GAT Food Essentials, is supplying latin America‚Äôs largest dairy with an omega-3 form that is allowing the dairy to offer a difficult to achieve, non-chilled […]

Microencapsulated DHA Developed by General Mills

General Mills has collaborated with Martek to produce a microencapsulated omega-3 fatty acid to be used as a food additive. From the press release: “Developed by General Mills, this technology is anticipated to enhance Martek’s ability to produce high-quality, cost-effective DHA powders for certain food applications, particularly long-shelf life products and applications with sensory and […]