cyclodextrin

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cyclodextrin

(ˌsaɪkləʊˈdɛkstrɪn)
n
any of a group of cyclic oligosaccharides found in starch digests of certain bacteria
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The good news is that researchers have identified a unique fiber called alpha-cyclodextrin that significantly reduces deadly glucose surges.
Rational design of cyclodextrin glycosyltransferase from Bacillus circulans strain 251 to increase alpha-cyclodextrin production.
Alpha-cyclodextrin, a patented fiber, is the primary ingredient in the formula that helps absorb fat molecules from food before it enters the bloodstream.
What s more, WACKER will be presenting CAVAMAXA W6 alpha-cyclodextrin, which acts as a stabilizer, permitting innovative food applications such as coconut milk powder without caseinates, or fat-free fruit desserts.
One of the team, Zhichang Liu, mixed a sugar named alpha-cyclodextrin, which is derived from cornstarch, with dissolved gold salt in the hopes of creating some sort of three-dimensional cubic structure.
However, microencapsnlation with alpha-cyclodextrin allows for foods to be fortified with alpha-lipoic acid while improving shelf life and flavor.
Researchers have identified a natural fiber called alpha-cyclodextrin that selectively absorbs and eliminates bad fats such as trans fat or saturated fat while leaving good fats like omega-3s untouched to deliver their benefits.
WACKER will be present at the IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2013, where the company will introduce CAVAMAXA W6 alpha-cyclodextrin as a vegetarian-grade stabilizer for novel food applications, such as cake icings with no solid fats, egg-free fillings for confectionery products, and fat-free fruit mousses.
Degussa Food Ingredients, in cooperation with Wacker Fine Chemicals, introduces solvent-free alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA CD), an alpha-lipoic acid microencapsulated with alpha-cyclodextrin.
The EU assessment report confirms that alpha-cyclodextrin can reduce blood sugar peaks following a high-starch meal.