Bruni Let, Mette5; Jacobsen, Charlotte6; Meyer, Anne S.4
1 National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark2 Section for Aquatic Lipids and Oxidation, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark3 Center for BioProcess Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark4 Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark5 Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark6 National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
Abstract: This study compared the oxidative stabilities of fish-oil-enriched milk, yoghurt, and salad dressing and investigated the effects on oxidation of adding either neat fish oil or a fish-oil-in-water emulsion to these products. Milk emulsions had higher levels of a fishy off-flavor and oxidized faster, as determined by the peroxide value and volatile oxidation products, than fish-oil-enriched yoghurt and dressing, despite the fact that dressings had a higher fish oil content and were stored at room temperature. Additionally, fish-oil-enriched yoghurt generally had higher oxidative stability than fish-oil-enriched dressings, irrespective of the mode of fish oil addition. Yoghurt thus seemed to be a good delivery system of lipids containing n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Different effects of adding fish oil either as neat fish oil or as a fish-oil-in-water emulsion were observed for milk, yoghurt, and dressing. Yoghurt and dressing enriched with neat fish oil were more stable than those enriched with a fish-oil-in-water emulsion, whereas milk enriched with neat fish oil was less stable than milk enriched with the fish-oil-in-water emulsion. Overall, it seemed that application of neat fish oil was a good option for preserving the final quality in yoghurt and dressings, but a pre-emulsion may still be considered for the fish oil enrichment of certain food products, for example, milk. Keywords: Fish oil; lipid oxidation; oil-in-water emulsion; n-3 PUFA; milk; yoghurt; salad dressing.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2007, Vol 55, Issue 19, p. 7802-7809