Microencapsulation and the Characterization of Polyherbal Formulation (PHF) Rich in Natural Polyphenolic Compounds
Syed Ammar Hussain, Ahsan Hameed, Yusuf Nazir, Tahira Naz, Yang Wu, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Yuanda Song
NUTRIENTS | MDPI | Published : 2018
Microencapsulation of polyherbal formulation (PHF) extract was carried out by freeze drying method, by employing gum arabic (GA), gelatin (GE), and maltodextrin (MD) with their designated different combinations as encapsulating wall materials. Antioxidant components (i.e., total phenolic contents (TPC), total flavonoids contents (TFC), and total condensed tannins (TCT)), antioxidant activity (i.e., DPPH, β-carotene & ABTS⁺ assays), moisture contents, water activity (aw), solubility, hygroscopicity, glass transition temperature (Tg), particle size, morphology, in vitroα-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibition and bioavailability ratios of the powders were investigated. Amongst all encapsulated p..View full abstract
Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China
This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 31670064 and 31271812), and TaiShan Industrial Experts Program.