Project

Structure-function properties of wax-based oleogels prepared in rice bran oil

Duration
01 September 2016 → 31 December 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Physical chemistry
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other materials engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
Rice bran oil oleogel margarine confectionery fillings natural wax
 
Project description

Oleogels are prepared using natural waxes in rice bran oil which contains a high amount of oryzanol and other antioxidants. These oleogels are solid-like in nature but are low in saturated fatty acids and could therefore be applied for production of confectionary fillings and margarines with an improved nutritional profile.