The flavor inclusion powder was prepared by spray drying, using the combined encapsulation method of inclusion by β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and emulsified by gum arabic (GA). d-Limonene and ethyl n-hexanoate were used as model flavors. The application of high pressure by Microfluidizer to the mixture of flavors and β-CD slurry was an effective means of forming inclusion complex. Flavor retention during spray drying under various compositions of the encapsulants was investigated. The flavor retention using the blended encapsulant was increased by adding GA in the encapsulant. The characteristics of release of encapsulated flavor during storage were evaluated at 50°C and 75% of relative humidity. The release rate of flavor in spray-dried powder depended on kinds of the flavors and composition of the encapsulant. The blending MD and β-CD in the feed liquid decreased the release rate of flavors. The rate of release of flavor was analyzed by Avrami's Equation.
Shiga, H., Yoshii, H., Nishiyama, T., Furuta, T., Forssell, P., Poutanen, K., & Linko, P. (2001). Flavor encapsulation and release characteristics of spray-dried powder by the blended encapsulant of cyclodextrin and gum Arabic. Drying Technology, 19(7), 1385-1395. https://doi.org/10.1081/DRT-100105295