Microencapsulated Spices, Means, Method of Use and Manufacture

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Of major concern to food producers is the waste of costly spices and flavorings lost and non-recoverable during the manufacturing process. In the cooking/packaging processes spices/flavorings are sprayed onto products such as potato chips, corn chips or cookie-bars in liquified or aerosolized form. As a result as much as 32% of the spices/flavorings intended to be applied to the product is wasted. The result higher product cost for consumers and producers and lower quality finished products with shorter shelf-life. Our team has developed a novel delivery system comprising PCM's formed microcapsules or nanocapsules containing any desired substance/s which can be applied with controlled-release at any point in the manufacture process/line. The result is more thorough application of falvors/spices and any product not used is recoverable/re-usable.


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  • Name:
    Joseph Resnick
  • Type of entry:
    Team members:
    Dr. Joseph A. Resnick
    Joy Mann-Simmons
    Dale F. Keller
    Gary Topolosky
    Prof. Ron Stewart
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  • Joseph's favorite design and analysis tools:
    Pencil/Paper; Microscope/Slides
  • Joseph's hobbies and activities:
    luthiery, beekeeping, musician, fisherman, tinker
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  • Joseph is inspired by:
    To create new and better products for "Duty and Humanity".
  • Software used for this entry:
    cad cam
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