Journal article

Effects of emulsion droplet sizes on the crystallisation of milk fat.

Tuyen Truong, Nidhi Bansal, Ranjan Sharma, Martin Palmer, Bhesh Bhandari

Food Chem | Published : 2014

Abstract

The crystallisation properties of milk fat emulsions containing dairy-based ingredients as functions of emulsion droplet size, cooling rate, and emulsifier type were investigated using a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). Anhydrous milk fat and its fractions (stearin and olein) were emulsified with whey protein concentrate, sodium caseinate, and Tween80 by homogenisation to produce emulsions in various size ranges (0.13-3.10 μm). Particle size, cooling rate, and types of emulsifier all had an influence on the crystallisation properties of fat in the emulsions. In general, the crystallisation temperature of emulsified fats decreased with decreasing average droplet size and was of an exp..

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