Anthocyanoside extract (Bilberry extract)
Spray drying has been widely studied as a technique for the production of anthocyanoside extract, derived from bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) berries. Anthocyanosides are natural pigments and bioactive compounds known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The areas of focus in spray drying of anthocyanoside extract include optimizing the process parameters, such as the inlet and outlet temperatures, atomizer type, and feed rate, to achieve the desired particle size, morphology, and preservation of the bioactive compounds. Additionally, research has been conducted to evaluate the impact of different drying conditions and formulation additives on the stability and bioavailability of the extract.
Moreover, spray drying has been explored as a method for producing anthocyanoside-based formulations, such as encapsulated powders or tablets, for various applications in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food industries. These formulations can enhance the shelf life, solubility, and bioactivity of the extract, allowing for easier handling, convenient storage, and improved delivery of the bioactive compounds.
Overall, spray drying of anthocyanoside extract offers a promising approach for the production of stable and bioavailable formulations, providing opportunities for the utilization of bilberry extract in various health-promoting products and functional foods.
Please see the application note for starting paramters, formulations and some results.