Navigation Links
Natural Milk Protein Could Lead to Super Nutritious Foods

Technion-Israel institute of Technology researchers have engineered a way to deliver health-promoting nutrients using protein //particles naturally present in milk as carriers. The breakthrough could lead to low fat or non-fat foods that contain nutrients now present only in fat-containing foods, and could be used to enrich foods with other important nutraceuticals like vitamins and antioxidants.

The team, led by Dr. Yoav D. Livney of the Technion Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, studied “casein micelles,” which are nano-sized particles of casein, a protein present in milk and responsible for the transfer of body-building nutrients from mother to baby. They encapsulated vitamin D (which plays a major role in calcium absorption and utilization in the body) in the micelles. The findings are published online in Food Hydrocolloids.

Dr. Livney and graduate student Efrat Semo first formed a solution that did not contain micelles by using soluble casein. When vitamin D was added to the solution, it bound to the casein. And when calcium and phosphate – in the amounts normally found in milk – were added to the now vitamin D-enriched casein, the proteins reorganized into micelles very similar to those found naturally in milk. The difference: they were now enriched with high amounts of vitamin D.

“We are hoping to enrich non-fat milk and other low-fat food products with vitamin D and other essential health-promoting nutraceuticals – such as vitamins A and E, minerals and antioxidants – lacking in many people’s diets,” says Dr. Livney. “This could improve our diets without changing our eating habits.” He adds that they also plan to develop the technology to enable mass-production of such micelles.

Dr. Dganit Danino and Dr. Ellina Kesselman of the Technion Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering also took part in the research, using electron microscopy to visualize the tiny micelles, which measure in at a minis cule 150 nanometers (0.00015 millimeter).

Dr. Livney says that foods utilizing this technology could reach the marketplace within five years. The researchers are now studying whether, once ingested, the tiny size of the micelles and the natural structure of the casein will facilitate an improved absorption/uptake of the nutrients they contain.

Source-Newswse
SRM
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .
2. Natural formula for protection against vision loss
3. Naturally Occurring Hormone Can Lead To Miscarriage
4. Treating Leukemia With Natural Cells
5. Natural Sulfur Can Treat Pain From Osteoarthritis
6. Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Risk In Young Natural Disaster Survivors
7. Tsunami Unplugged: Natural Disasters Favor the Under-privileged
8. ‘Natural Spring’ Starts A Week Ahead Now Than Before: UNH Scientit
9. An After-Dinner Nap Is A Natural Thing, Scientists Proved
10. The Most Natural Thing in the World
11. Natural Approach to Immune Regulation May Help Transplant Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... More than 20,000 pairs of shoes made their ... to an ambitious venture that conjoined the passions of an NBA star, a Liberty ... Liberty community. These shoes will save lives from the rampant infections transmitted through the ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... a highly specialized asset-light logistics provider of complex transport solutions for mission-critical ... to purchase Unitrans International Corporation, a division of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... of “Vision & Hearing,” advocating for active, healthy lifestyles and highlighting the importance ... for individuals with hearing impairments and shares the latest innovations in hearing aid ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... handheld devices. Through an educational webinar, they will present the line of epMotion ... to learn how easy you can automate everyday pipetting tasks. , Ideal for ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Hernandez Insurance ... to communities throughout the greater DC region, is inaugurating a “New Leash On ... local animals and training them to be companions for veterans in need. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... 7, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... as president, effective Aug. 7, 2017. ... to pursue other interests and will serve as president emeritus ... has served us in multiple leadership roles since he joined ... 2015 and has provided decisive, strategic leadership which continues to ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... CINCINNATI , Aug. 3, 2017  Agragen, ... science company active in the biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and ... its development of its lead drug candidates, AGR131.  ... a proinflammatory cytokine from the blood of patients ... psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... Ore. , Aug. 2, 2017  Life Flight Network ... Agreement. The agreement improves patient care and operational efficiency for ... Springfield , Cottage Grove , ... level medical transportation. PeaceHealth and Life Flight Network work collaboratively ... available during transport, or when a time sensitive emergency exists. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: