SAAVEDRA Maria Lucila
Biotechnological use of dairy by-products for the production and microencapsulation of the food preservative enterocin CRL35
FARIZANO J; DÍAZ VERGARA L; MASIAS E; BAILLO A; TORINO MI; FADDA S; VANDEN BRABER NL; MONTENEGRO MA; SAAVEDRA L; MINAHK C
FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS
WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2022
Bacteriocins from Gram-positive bacteria have been proposed as natural food preservative and there is a need for large-scale production for commercial purposes. The aim of the present work is to evaluate whey, a cheese industrial-by product, for the production and microencapsulation of enterocin CRL35. Whey proved to be a promising basal medium for bacterial growth although the bacteriocin production was quite low. However, it could be much favored with the addition of yeast extract at concentrations as low as 0.5%. Besides improving bacteriocin production, this peptide was successfully microencapsulated by spray drying using whey protein concentrate and a chitosan derivative as wall materials. Microcapsules averaging 10 ± 5 μm diameter were obtained, with good structural integrity and high antimicrobial activity with a stability of at least 12 weeks at 4°C. In summary, sustainable bacteriocin production and microencapsulation was achieved recycling whey or its derivatives. In addition, the formulation owns high antimicrobial activity with a long shelf life. The development of a food preservative may represent a green solution for handling whey.