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Safely tucked away: A Cyclodextrin Wrap-per Protects Functional Ingredients for Foods and Beverages

May 10, 2011

Molecules with special talents: cyclodextrins resemble donuts that are able to accommodate specific molecules and then selectively release them. This principle is finding application in particular for health-promoting ingredients. Cyclodextrins are able to hide the sometimes bitter taste of functional ingredients, protect these sensitive substances and ensure that they are better absorbed by the body.

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  • Cyclodextrin model

    Cyclodextrin model

    Cyclodextrin model: The ring-shaped molecules are able to incorporate specific substances such as vitamins, which are released by moisture and discharged to the surroundings in a controlled manner.

  • Food Laboratory

    Food Laboratory

    Testing samples in the Nutrition and dietary supplements laboratory in Burghausen: the molecular inclusion in cyclodextrin binds the bitter substances, thus eliminating the perceived taste.

  • Food Laboratory Burghausen

    Food Laboratory Burghausen

    Various cyclodextrin inclusion compounds undergo rigorous testing in the Food Laboratory in Burghausen. The ring-shaped molecules are used to improve the solubility or the stability of substances, to reduce the volatility of materials or to mask unpleasant odors.

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