Fabrication and Physicochemical Characterization of Pseudosciaena crocea Roe Protein-Stabilized Emulsions as a Nutrient Delivery System

Yue Tang, Hui Jiang, Haitao Wu, Xiaohan Wang, Yuzhu Chen, Youling L. Xiong, Songyi Lin

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Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop a protein emulsifier that can be used to construct a nutrient delivery system. Pseudosciaena crocea roe protein isolate (PRPI) was prepared and tested for its emulsifying properties. Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) was used as a model delivery nutrient in the constructed emulsions. The average particle size, zeta potential, and BITC retention rate of the emulsions were used as the main evaluation indexes, and confocal laser scanning microscopy was used to test the storage stability of the emulsions (composition: 5 mg/mL protein, 5% oil, 0 to 5 mg/mL BITC, pH 8). After storing at 20 °C for 7 days, the largest particle size of the emulsion at pH 8 increased from 274.27 to 280.82 nm. Storing at higher temperatures had a negative impact on the particle size and BITC retention rate. On the seventh day, the average particle size at 20 and 4 °C was 289.63 nm and 275.67 nm, respectively, and the BITC retention rate at 20 °C (83.30%) was found to be 15.50% lower than that at 4 °C (98.58%). These results demonstrate that the PRPI-based emulsion system is effective in protecting nutrients and has excellent stability at 4 °C. Practical Application: This study provides some useful information for the food industry to develop a nutrient delivery system emulsified with fish roe protein isolate. The properties of the isolated protein and its protective effect on nutrients are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1346-1352
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Food Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019

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Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge the financial support provided by the National Key R&D Program of China (2018YFD0400502) and Doctoral Startup Fund by Science and Technology Bureau of Liaoning Province (201601269).

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  • Benzyl isothiocyanate
  • Pseudosciaena crocea roe
  • emulsion delivery system
  • physical stability
  • protein isolate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science


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