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Water-Soluble Nanoparticles Containing Water-Insoluble Compounds

Technology Area: Foods & Agriculture

Commercial Maturity: Prototype

Abstract: This technology can be used to create water-dispersible nanoparticles with entrapped water-insoluble compounds. Entrapped compounds may include pharmaceutically-active compounds or natural colorants. Experiments with beta carotene have shown a plausible way to increase the amount of healthy, natural colorants in water-based products, such as juice and ice cream.