In Vitro Digestibility of Nanoporous Wheat Starch Aerogels

Ali Ubeyitogullari, Sandrayee Brahma, Devin J. Rose, Ozan N. Ciftci

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This study reports the in vitro digestibility of starch aerogels for the first time. The relative crystallinities of the wheat starch aerogels (WSAs) produced at gelatinization temperatures of 120 °C (WSA-120C), 130 °C (WSA-130C), and 120 °C with the addition of sodium metaphosphate (STMP) (WSA-STMP) and xerogel were similar. However, WSA-120C showed the highest amylose-lipid complex content. The addition of STMP created some cross-linked starch with a phosphorus content of 0.023%. Resistant starch (RS) contents of WSA-STMP (33.5%) and xerogel (26.9%) were higher than the other samples when they were uncooked prior to digestion. Nevertheless, the RS contents of WSA-STMP and xerogel decreased drastically with cooking. RS contents of WSA-120C and WSA-130C were stable with cooking and provided 4.5- and 3.0-fold increases in the RS content, respectively. WSA is a promising functional food ingredient with a high RS content, even after cooking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9490-9497
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number36
StatePublished - Sep 12 2018


  • aerogel
  • digestibility
  • nanoporous
  • resistant starch
  • supercritical
  • wheat starch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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