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See detailUse of Front-Face Fluorescence Spectroscopy to Differentiate Sheep Milks from Different Genotypes and Feeding Systems
Hammami, Moncef; Dridi, sami; Zaïdi, Fethi et al

in International Journal of Food Properties (2013), 16(Issue 6),

The objective of the present study was to assess the potential of front-face fluorescence spectroscopy coupled with chemometric tools for the evaluation of the quality of milk samples according to the ... [more ▼]

The objective of the present study was to assess the potential of front-face fluorescence spectroscopy coupled with chemometric tools for the evaluation of the quality of milk samples according to the feeding system and genotype. Fifty (n = 50) ewe's milk samples were scanned after excitation set at 250, 290, 322, and 380 nm and emission set at 410 nm. Thirty out of the 50 samples composed the first trial and were obtained from two different genotypes (i.e., Comisana versus Sicilo-Sarde); the second trial was composed of 20 samples obtained from the Sicilo-Sarde genotype with two different feeding systems in pen (soybean versus scotch bean). Milk samples were divided into four groups named Sicilo-Sarde with pasture feeding (Spas), Comisana with pasture feeding (Cpas), Sicilo-Sarde feeding on scotch bean (Ssco), and Sicilo-Sarde feeding on soybean (Ssoy). The factorial discriminant analysis was applied to the: (i) four groups (i.e., Spas, Ssco, Ssoy, and Cpas) and (ii) three groups composed only of Sicilo-Sarde genotype (i.e., Spas, Ssco, and Ssoy). Considering the four groups, the best result was obtained with the excitation vitamin A spectra since correct classification amounting to 76% was observed. When the factorial discriminant analysis was performed with the three groups belonging to the Sicilo-Sarde genotype, the best result was obtained again with vitamin A spectra (i.e., emission and excitation spectra) since 88.6% of correct classification was observed. Concatenation technique applied to the five fluorescence spectra improved the rate of classification between the four groups since 44 out of 50 samples were correctly classified. No misclassification was observed between milk samples collected from ewes with pasture feeding from the pen feeding. It was concluded from the obtained results that fluorescence spectroscopy could be considered as a powerful tool for differentiating between raw milks according to both genotype and feeding system. [less ▲]

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See detailResearch on the physical state of anhydrous food materials
Blecker, Christophe ULg

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See detailDe la complexité de l'aliment à la technologie d'assemblage
Blecker, Christophe ULg

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See detailPuff pastry margarines performances related to their physicochemical properties
Lefebure, Emilie ULg; Cavillot, Valérie; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

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See detailAmphiphilic structure-surface property relationships of monosaccharide-based surfactants
Razafindralambo, Hary ULg; Nicks, Francois ULg; Richard, Gaetan ULg et al

Poster (2013, April 08)

A set of monosaccharide-based renewable surfactants has been prepared, structurally checked, and systematically screened for different activities and functionalities. These compounds vary in the polar ... [more ▼]

A set of monosaccharide-based renewable surfactants has been prepared, structurally checked, and systematically screened for different activities and functionalities. These compounds vary in the polar head group, linker, and hydrophobic tail. Beyond the goal to find out the most potential valuable surfactants for each measurement, relationships between chemical structure, basic properties, and functionalities have been examined by comparing compounds differing in a single structural variable. In this paper, we show and explain the impact of the anomeric alpha or bêta, neutral or acid sugar derivatives, equatorial or axial position of hydroxyl group, alkyl chain substitute attachment position, number, and length on surface properties of sugar-based surfactants. [less ▲]

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See detailLes insectes, des aliments?
Blecker, Christophe ULg

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See detailRapport scientifique et technique du projet HYDRASANTE (annee 3)
Boudry, Christelle ULg; François, Emmanuelle ULg; Nollevaux, Géraldine et al

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See detailThe development of knowledge regarding the characteristics of the proteose peptone fraction of milk: Techno-functional and biological properties. A review
Karamoko, Gaoussou ULg; Anihouvi, Prudent; Blecker, Christophe ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2013), 17(2), 373-382

The total proteose-peptone fraction (TPP) is defined as a heat-stable soluble fraction of milk, representing about 10% of the whey protein. TPP is divided into two classes according to its origin. The ... [more ▼]

The total proteose-peptone fraction (TPP) is defined as a heat-stable soluble fraction of milk, representing about 10% of the whey protein. TPP is divided into two classes according to its origin. The first class consists of proteolysis fragments of the β-casein from the N-terminal region. These are non-hydrophobic fractions, which are the highly soluble β-CN-5P (f1-105/107); β-CN-4P (f1-28) and β-CN-1P (f29-105/107) respectively called PP5 (14.3 kDa), PP8S (9.9 kDa), and PP8F (4 kDa). The second class includes the hydrophobic fractions of glycoproteins, whose major constituents are a glycoprotein LP28, the highly hydrophobic glycoprotein LP18 and a hydrophobic peptide with apparent Mr, respectively 28 kDa, 18 kDa and 11 kDa. TPP has numerous interesting characteristics such as techno-functional properties (emulsifying and foaming actions) and biological properties (lipolysis inhibition and antimicrobial activities), making TPP usable as a potential functional ingredient for industry. In addition, these functional properties are partly governed by the major components including glycoproteins, such as LP28, due to their hydrophobic nature. [less ▲]

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See detailTÉvolution des connaissances sur les fonctionnalités de la fraction protéose-peptone du lait: Propriétés techno-fonctionnelles et biologiques (synthèse bibliographique)
Karamoko, Gaoussou ULg; Anihouvi, Prudent; Blecker, Christophe ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2013), 17(2), 373-382

he total proteose-peptone fraction (TPP) is defined as a heat-stable soluble fraction of milk, representing about 10% of the whey protein. TPP is divided into two classes according to its origin. The ... [more ▼]

he total proteose-peptone fraction (TPP) is defined as a heat-stable soluble fraction of milk, representing about 10% of the whey protein. TPP is divided into two classes according to its origin. The first class consists of proteolysis fragments of the β-casein from the N-terminal region. These are non-hydrophobic fractions, which are the highly soluble β-CN-5P (f1-105/107); β-CN-4P (f1-28) and β-CN-1P (f29-105/107) respectively called PP5 (14.3 kDa), PP8S (9.9 kDa), and PP8F (4 kDa). The second class includes the hydrophobic fractions of glycoproteins, whose major constituents are a glycoprotein LP28, the highly hydrophobic glycoprotein LP18 and a hydrophobic peptide with apparent Mr, respectively 28 kDa, 18 kDa and 11 kDa. TPP has numerous interesting characteristics such as techno-functional properties (emulsifying and foaming actions) and biological properties (lipolysis inhibition and antimicrobial activities), making TPP usable as a potential functional ingredient for industry. In addition, these functional properties are partly governed by the major components including glycoproteins, such as LP28, due to their hydrophobic nature. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of processing conditions on phenolic compounds and antioxidant properties of date syrup
Abbès, F.; Kchaou, W.; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

in Industrial Crops & Products (2013), 44

Commercial hydrolytic enzymes (pectinase and cellulase) were investigated for their influence on phenolics and antioxidant activities of date syrup. Content of total phenolics, flavonoids and carotenoids ... [more ▼]

Commercial hydrolytic enzymes (pectinase and cellulase) were investigated for their influence on phenolics and antioxidant activities of date syrup. Content of total phenolics, flavonoids and carotenoids contents were determined spectrophotometrically. Polyphenols composition was examined using HPLC. Seven phenolic compounds (catechin, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, syringic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid and sinapic acid) were detected in all date syrup extracts. p-Coumaric acid was the major compound of all date syrup extracts, representing 49.223-63.397%. The antioxidant activity of date syrup was evaluated by various antioxidant assays, including total antioxidant, DPPH scavenging test, FRAP, hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity and metal chelating activity.Results showed that the date syrup prepared after extraction with pectinase and cellulase mixture gave the lowest phenolic and flavonoid contents. For same variety, date syrup prepared after extraction with pectinase and cellulase mixture gave the highest carotenoids amounts. The antioxidant activity, determined by several methods, was significantly affected by the extraction method as well as date varieties. In fact, the date syrup prepared after extraction with pectinase and cellulase mixture gave the lowest antioxidant activity. A good correlation between the antioxidant activity and total phenolic content and flavonoid was observed. The discovery of our research is very important to scientists as well as to the fruit-processing industry to produce juice and syrup with high antioxidant activity. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of concentration temperature on some bioactive compounds and antioxidant proprieties of date syrup
Abbès, Fatma; Besbes, Souhail; Bchir, Brahim ULg et al

in Food Science & Technology International (2013), 19

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See detailComparative study of thermal and structural behaviour of four industrial lauric fats
Anihouvi, Prudent; Blecker, Christophe ULg; Dombrée, A et al

in Food and Bioprocess Technology (2013), 6(12), 3381-3391

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See detailPhysicochemical characterization of dextrins prepared with amylases from sorghum malt
Ba, Khady; Blecker, Christophe ULg; Danthine, Sabine ULg et al

in Stärke = Starch (2013)

Dextrins are partially hydrolyzed starch products which are used in a wide range of applications. Hydrolysis can be performed by acid or enzymatic reaction. However the properties of dextrins are ... [more ▼]

Dextrins are partially hydrolyzed starch products which are used in a wide range of applications. Hydrolysis can be performed by acid or enzymatic reaction. However the properties of dextrins are influenced by the type of reaction and the source of starch. The aim of the present study was to determine physicochemical properties of dextrins obtained from hydrolysis of starches (corn and wheat) and flours (wheat and cassava) by using sorghum malt amylases. Hydrolysis of starches and flours was performed at 65°C, the hydrolysates were centrifuged and spray-dried for analysis. Physicochemical and structure of the powders were investigated. Results showed that the proportion of DP2 (maltose and isomaltose) was higher in dextrins and more in dextrins from wheat flour. Low water activity and low dissolution time were found in all dextrins. XRD patterns revealed that the crystalline structure partially disappeared in some of them. At 30% concentration, we noted a Newtonian behavior for the dextrins. The freeze-concentrated T0 g and the peak melting temperature (T0 m) determined by DSC (DSC) showed lowest values for dextrins from wheat. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) revealed that the dextrins were quite stable until 200°C. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of freezing and thawing processes on wheat and potato starch gel syneresis
Freschi, Jérôme; Doran, Lynn ULg; Malumba Kamba, Paul ULg et al

in Stärke = Starch (2013), 65

With the globalization of the market, food industries need to adapt their processes to establish their presence in far away countries. Long transports are problematic for fresh food products as they ... [more ▼]

With the globalization of the market, food industries need to adapt their processes to establish their presence in far away countries. Long transports are problematic for fresh food products as they drastically reduce the already short shelf life. To counter this problem, the idea to freeze food for ransport and thaw it on arrival could be an alternative solution to propose an acceptable shelf life to the consumer. This brings new challenges as although freezing is thoroughly mastered, thawing is not. The main visible alteration of thawing is a water syneresis phenomenon leaving the product unfit for consumption. Indeed, water affects foods at several levels such as safety, stability, quality, and physical properties [1]. To investigate this problem, starch, a common polymer encountered in a wide variety of food, seemed to be a good model in gel form considering the three main food complexity dimensions which are: compositional, structural, and dynamical complexity [2, 3]. [less ▲]

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See detailConfectionery products (halva type) obtained from sunflower: production technology and quality alterations. A review
Mureşan, Vlad; Blecker, Christophe ULg; Danthine, Sabine ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2013), 17(4), 1-9

Sunflower “halva” is a popular and widely enjoyed confectionery product specific to the countries of Eastern Europe. Conventional halva has historically been produced from sesame seeds in the Middle East ... [more ▼]

Sunflower “halva” is a popular and widely enjoyed confectionery product specific to the countries of Eastern Europe. Conventional halva has historically been produced from sesame seeds in the Middle East and Northern Africa. However, in the production of halva in Eastern Europe, sesame seeds have been largely replaced by sunflower seeds, due to the high availability of sunflower in this region and the comparable taste of the final product. Due to the importance of the cost of raw materials in the food industry, utilization of sunflower seeds in halva production may be of great interest worldwide because it offers the possibility of significantly lowering production costs. Nevertheless, oil separation and storage techniques must be perfected if sunflower halva is to fulfill its promise of becoming a cost effective alternative to sesame seed halva on a worldwide scale. The aims of this review are firstly, to describe the current state of sunflower halva technology, secondly, to isolate the main problems affecting the quality of the final product, and hirdly, to suggest areas of further research necessary to move sunflower halva production closer to reaching its full potential on the world market. [less ▲]

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See detailInterfacial and Foaming Properties of Two Types of Total Proteose-Peptone Fractions
Karamoko, Gaoussou ULg; Danthine, Sabine ULg; Olive, Gilles ULg et al

in Food and Bioprocess Technology (2013), 6(8), 1944-1952

Total proteose-peptone (TPP) fractions were extracted from skimmed milk (UHT) and whey protein concentrate (WPC) on a laboratory scale. Protein solutions (0.1 %, 0.5 %, and 1 % w/w) were characterized as ... [more ▼]

Total proteose-peptone (TPP) fractions were extracted from skimmed milk (UHT) and whey protein concentrate (WPC) on a laboratory scale. Protein solutions (0.1 %, 0.5 %, and 1 % w/w) were characterized as function of pH: 4.0, 4.6–4.7 (native pH), and 7.0. Their foaming capacities and stabilities were studied. Beforehand, the surface properties that govern them were investigated, notably the kinetics of adsorption and mechanical properties of monolayer films at the air–water interface involved in the formation and the stability of foams respectively. The TPP extracted from skimmed milk showed the lowest values as well as a significant reduction in surface tension and presented a good mechanically resistant film. The TPP extracted from WPC presented a better foaming capacity and stability which was unexpected. However, foaming properties and surface properties of TPP fractions depended on the pH. The considerable influence of extraction source and method on proteosepeptone’s properties were highlighted. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of Processing on the Compositions and Physicochemical Properties of Fibre Concentrate from Cooked Fruit Pomaces
Rabetafika, Holy-Nadia ULg; Bchir, Brahim ULg; Aguedo, Mario ULg et al

in Food and Bioprocess Technology (2013)

This study examined the influence of applied tech- nologies namely desugaring, grinding, and bleaching on the compositions (cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignins, and pectins), physicochemical properties ... [more ▼]

This study examined the influence of applied tech- nologies namely desugaring, grinding, and bleaching on the compositions (cellulose, hemicelluloses, lignins, and pectins), physicochemical properties (water-holding capacity (WHC), swelling capacity (SWC), oil-holding capacity (OHC)) and the colour of dietary fibre (DF) during the production of fibre concentrates from unusual cooked apple and pear pomaces. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and optical microscopy were also performed to monitor process-induced modifica- tion. All the processing conditions affected the compositions and physicochemical properties of DF. The bleaching treat- ment induced the greatest changes on DF producing yellow cellulose-rich fibre concentrates with improved WHC from 3.2 to 10.0 g/g and improved SWC from 4.0 to 8.8 ml/g. Otherwise, reduction of the particle size influenced hydration properties and colours of DF. WHC and SWC tended to increase with the particle size whereas smaller granulometric size increased the lightness of fibres. Desugaring increased the DF content in both pomaces by 1.2-fold with slight modifica- tion of apple insoluble dietary fibre ratio. Fibre concentrates had improved WHC and SWC up to 1.4-fold. All processes had no significant effect (p < 0.05) on OHC of DF except with ultrafine apple fibre concentrates. Results showed that pro- cessing had overall positive effects on DF contents and hy- dration properties of pomaces from cooked fruits. Bleached fibre concentrates from apple pomace had the highest WHC (10.0 g/g) whereas that of pear had the highest fibre content (89.9 %). Fibres from cooked fruit pomaces may therefore be used as textural ingredients or functional foods. [less ▲]

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