Phase behaviour of nutritionally interesting mixtures of acylglycerols

01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
fatty acids diacylglycerols healthy fats phase behaviour
Project description

Our daily diet contains too much unhealthy fat rich in trans and satureated fatty acids. Healthier fats can be obtained by changing the fatty acid profile. Another strategy is decreasing the fat storage in the body by incorporation of short and medium chain fatty acids and the substitution of triacylglycerols by diacylglycerols. The phase behaviour of the most interesting mixtures will be investigated.