Research in the food and drinks industry often raises multiple challenges.
For example, stabilising beverage emulsions is often difficult, since they are normally highly concentrated, the quality of their raw materials may vary, and emulsions must resist a high level of dilution, along with low viscosities.
Emulsion destabilization can include size variation, which will affect the taste and the long-term stability (or ‘ring’ formation), as well as particle migration (i.e. sugar, pulp, proteins, etc). These phenomena may lead the consumer to decide the product is of poor quality.
This means that understanding and enhancing the stability of this type of product is very important to ensure the best customer perception and the conservation of product quality over a long period of time.
How can the Turbiscan help with developing better food and beverage products?
In this blog post, we look at how Formulaction’s Turbiscan can assist with a range of applications across the food and beverage industry. These include:
• Dairy products – The Turbiscan allows you to quantify and detect characteristic destabilisations of milk-based products, such as droplet size variation, creaming of fat globules, sedimentation of calcium or chocolate particles.
• Flavour emulsion – the Turbiscan can be used to analyse the kinetics of coalescence and flocculation without diluting the sample.
• Soft drink – the Turbiscan allows the detection of ring formation, colour change, and pulp/sugar/protein migration.
• Desserts – the Turbiscan can detect the destabilisation phenomena of cream, mousses and ice cream.
• Raw materials – the Turbiscan also allows you to monitor the efficiency of stabilisers, thickeners, etc.
What is the Turbiscan Stability Index and how is it used in the Turbiscan technology?
The Turbiscan Stability Index is a one-click feature providing a key number depending on the global stability of the sample.
It is a quick and easy way to characterize the sample stability. The TSI considers any and all destabilizations, and the higher the TSI, the lower the stability.
The TSI is an easy tool to compare and rank all samples in order of stability.
In the example above, only one day is needed to rank four samples, versus almost two months with visual observations to determine the most stable sample.
What are the benefits of using the Turbiscan technology?
By using the Turbiscan for your research and development, you can:
• Shorten analysis time – the Turbiscan is up to 200 times faster than a visual test.
• Detect and quantify any destabilisation, such as sedimentation, flocculation, creaming, agglomeration, and size variation.
• Use the Turbiscan Stability Index (TSI) to quickly compare between different samples.
• Ascertain real shelf-life figures, with a non-intrusive analysis and NO dilution of samples.
• Use temperatures ranging from 4 °C to 80 °C.
• Employ an objective method with graphical and numerical data.
• Perform a quick screening of any new formulation you develop.
The Turbiscan technology from Formulaction has now been used in over 1200 publications worldwide in over 50 countries, as well as in over 200 patents.
Where can I find out more about Turbiscan technology applications?
Further information can be found in the articles and publications below:
• Effect of Fat Content on the Creaming of Milk
• Use of the Turbiscan for Measuring Foam Stability Properties of Food Ingredients Click
• Formulation of Chocolate Milk.
• Particle size and stability of UHT bovine, cereal and grain milks, 2002 (A. Durand, G.V. Franks, R.W.Hosken)
• Impact of Weighting Agent and Sucrose on gravitational Separation of beverage Emulsions, 2000 (R. Chanamai, J. McClements)
• Factors Affecting Initial Retention of Microencapsulated Sunflower Seed Oil/Milk Fat Fraction Blend, 2007 (M. Cerdeira, G.G. Palazolo, R.J. Candal, M.L. Herrera
You can also find out more about the Turbiscan technology at our website.
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