• V. Santacruz-Vázquez Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Facultad de Ingeniería Química
  • C. Santacruz-Vázquez Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Facultad de Ingeniería Química
  • J.O. Laguna-Cortés Instituto Tecnológico de Puebla
Keywords: fortified food, nanoencapsulation, folic acid, minimally processed pineapple juice, rats


A minimally processed pineapple juice added with micro- and nanocapsules of folic acid (FA) were designed and it was used as vehicle for ingestion of FA in an experimental model using Wistar rats. The rats were allocated into four groups and fed four different hydration diets for 30 days. Blood samples were collected after feeding to determine the erythrocyte, hematocrit count and hemoglobin concentration. Consumption of micro- and nanocapsules of folicacid-fortified juice for 30 days resulted in significant increases in plasma hemoglobin concentrations and hematocrit, as well as increased size and weight gain of the offspring. Model of von Bertalanffy allowed to describe models body weight and length rats data.


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Santacruz-Vázquez, V., Santacruz-Vázquez, C., & Laguna-Cortés, J. (2020). DESIGN OF A MINIMALLY PROCESSED JUICE ADDED WITH MICRO AND NANOCAPSULES OF FOLIC ACID AND ITS USE AS VEHICLE FOR INGESTION IN WISTAR RATS. Revista Mexicana De Ingeniería Química, 12(2), 177-191. Retrieved from
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