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Microencapsulation Technology May Make Baked Goods Healthier Without Loss Of Flavor

December 13, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Grape seeds rich in antioxidants can be incorporated into cookies that not only taste good but are healthier than garden variety cookies, according to a recent study. Grape seeds boost the antioxidant content of cookies tenfold, according to the researchers, who overcame problems like bitter taste and instability in heat by using microencapsulation technology. A mixture of compounds protects the grape seed antioxidants on a molecular level from heat while masking the flavor. The researchers suggest that further investigation might uncover other ways to incorporate antioxidant microcapsules into baked products without affecting consumer likability.
"Antioxidant Cookies Made Possible by Grape Seeds", Institute of Food Technologists, December 13, 2012, © Institute of Food Technologists
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