Excipient pieces: Chocolate chips or other pieces could be
designed to increase the bioavailability of bioactives within nuts
or grains consumed with them.
Again, the precise design of the composition and structure
of the excipient food depends on the major factors limiting the
bioavailability of the bioactive components present within the
other food source consumed with it.
The principle of designing the composition and structure
of food matrices to improve the bioavailability of bioactive
agents may lead to the development of a whole new class of
foods that can boost the health benefits of natural and processed
foods. Research is currently ongoing to create strategies of cre-ating excipient foods that are commercially viable.
David Julian McClements is the Fergus Clydesdale Professor in the Biopolymers and Colloids Laboratory, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, and is also a
professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of
Science, King Abdulaziz University, P. O. Box 80203 Jeddah
21589 Saudi Arabia. He can be contacted at mcclements@
Laura Salvia Trujillo, Liqiang Zou, Zipei Zhang, Ruojie
Zhang, and Hang Xiao work with McClements in the
Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
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