Effect of Addition of Cereal Based Beta-glucan on Technological and Functional Properties of Foods
Nowadays usage of dietary fibers in foods has been increasing duo to revealing of health benefits. Beta-glucans found especially in oats and barley, are polysaccharide and source of water-soluble dietary fiber. Positive effects of beta-glucans like healing coronary-heart disease, lowering blood cholesterol level, balancing blood sugar level and preventing obesity, made beta-glucans widespread functional food components for producing various foods. In addition to beneficial physiological effects of beta-glucans, they texturize, gelatinize, emulsify and stabilize the foods. They increase viscosity, replace fat and enhance rheological properties in cereal, meat and dairy products. They are also used to produce packing material depending on their mechanical properties and molecular weights. In this review, effects of addition of cereal based beta-glucans on technological and functional properties of various foods are revealed based on previous studies.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Siirt Üniversitesi, Siirt Meslek Yüksekokulu 2: Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi, Mühendislik Mimarlık Fakültesi, Gıda Mühendisliği Bölümü, Zeve Kampüsü, 65080 Van,
Publication date: January 1, 2014