Microencapsulation of Technology in Animal Feed Using Fish Gelatin as Potential Substitute of Pig Gelatin

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Title

Microencapsulation of Technology in Animal Feed Using Fish Gelatin as Potential Substitute of Pig Gelatin

Subject

Feed, Fish, Gelatin, Microencapsulation, Pig

Description

The objective of this article is to review the potential of fish gelatin substituting porcine gelatin as a coating material in microencapsulation technology for animal feed. The principle of microencapsulation technology is coating the material inside (solids, liquids, or gases) with a thin shield in microscopic scaled-particles surrounding material. Materials that are often protected in animal feed fabrication include bioactive compounds, vitamins, and unsaturated fatty acids. The protection of unsaturated fatty acids in animal feed aims to (1) avoid the biohydrogenation process of the rumen in ruminants, so that unsaturated fatty acids can be directly passed and deposited in meat, and (2) avoid decreasing fiber digestion and microbial activity in order to keep the quality of livestock meat which is safer for the health of consumers. However, one of the disadvantages of microencapsulation technology is the use of coating material from porcine gelatin. Pig gelatin has an amino acid composition which is appropriate as a coating material in animal feed microencapsulation. However, utilization of porcine gelatin is restricted especially in Indonesia, due to religious reasons for its consumption. Fish gelatin, especially cod fish gelatin, has an amino acid composition that is not much different from porcine gelatin. This fact suggested that fish gelatin is potential subtitute of porcine gelatin as coating material which is safe to consume without reducing its coating performance.

Creator

Universitas Muhammadiyah Bengkulu

Source

Nur Hidayah, Grasianto, Suliasih

Publisher

Universitas Muhammadiyah Bengkulu

Date

2019/02/14

Contributor

Nur Hidayah, Grasianto, Suliasih
Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Agricultural, University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu

Language

English

Citation

Universitas Muhammadiyah Bengkulu, “Microencapsulation of Technology in Animal Feed Using Fish Gelatin as Potential Substitute of Pig Gelatin,” Repository Universitas Muhammadiyah Bengkulu, accessed January 30, 2023, http://repo.umb.ac.id/items/show/18.