Edible Oleogels

Edible Oleogels

Structure and Health Implications

2nd Edition - June 11, 2018

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  • Editors: Alejandro Marangoni, Nissim Garti
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128142707
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128142714

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Edible Oleogels, Structure and Health Implications, Second Edition presents a novel strategy on how to eliminate trans fats from our diets. Topics covered include how to avoid excessive amounts of saturated fat by structuring oil to make it behave like crystalline fat and how to develop trans fat free, low saturate, functional shortenings for the food industry. The major approach to form these materials is covered, helping manufacturers incorporate specific molecules (polymers, amphiphiles, waxes) into oil components. As such, this an ideal resource for those in product development and anyone interested in understanding the role of trans and saturated fats in health and nutrition. In an effort to provide alternatives to trans and saturated fats, scientists have been busy modifying the physical properties of oils to resemble those of fats. Many food products requiring a specific texture and rheology can be made with these novel oil-based materials without causing significant changes to final product quality. Hence, this book provides a valuable resource on new advancements.

Key Features

  • Presents emerging science on beta gels using natural triglycerides, ethylcellulose oleogels, and oleotropic liquid crystals
  • Suggests a novel strategy to eliminate trans fats from our diets and avoid excessive amounts of saturated fat by structuring oil to make it behave like crystalline fat
  • Reviews the structuring of edible oils to form new mesoscale and nanoscale structures, including nanofibers, mesophases, and functionalized crystals and crystalline particles
  • Identifies evidence on how to develop trans fat free, low saturate, functional shortenings for the food industry


Food chemists and those working to find alternatives to transfats in food products

Table of Contents

  • 1. Oleogels: An Introduction
    2. Edible Oil Oleogels Based on Self-assembled b-Sitosterol þ g-Oryzanol Tubules
    3. Vegetable Oil-Based Ricinelaidic Acid Organogels; Phase Behavior, Microstructure, and Rheology
    4. 12-Hydroxystearic Acid Oleogels
    5. Monoglycerides in Oils
    6. Wax Oleogels
    7. Shellac-Based Oleogels
    8. Vegetable Oil Oleogels Structured Using Mixtures of Stearyl Alcohol and Stearic Acid (SO:SA)
    9. Stearyl Alcohol Oleogels
    10. Ceramide Oleogels
    11. Oleogels Based on Nonlamellar Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Structures for Food Applications
    12. Protein Oleogels: Network Formation of Proteins in Hydrophobic Conditions
    13. Protein-Templated Oil Gels and Powders
    14. Ethylcellulose Oleogels
    15. Edible Applications of Ethylcellulose Oleogels
    16. Clinical Study on 12-Hydroxystearic Acid Organogel Ingestion
    17. The Role of Ethylcellulose Oleogel in Human Health and Its Potential Applications
    18. Molecular Oleogels: Green Approach in Structuring Vegetable Oils

Product details

  • No. of pages: 470
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press and AOCS Press 2018
  • Published: June 11, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press and AOCS Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128142707
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128142714

About the Editors

Alejandro Marangoni

Alejandro Marangoni is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Food and Soft Materials Science at the University of Guelph. His work concentrates on the physical properties of foods, particularly fat crystallization and structure. He has published over 200 refereed research articles and six books. He is the recipient of many awards including a 1999 Premier’s Research Excellence Award, the first Young Scientist Award from the AOCS (2000), a Canada Research Chair (2001, renewed in 2006), two Distinguished Researcher Awards from the Ontario Innovation Trust (2002), a Career Award from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (2002), an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (2002)—given to the top six Canadian scientists from all disciplines—and the T.L. Mounts Award from AOCS in 2004. Dr. Marangoni is a past chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Plant Biology and Food Science Grant Selection Committee, member of NSERC’s E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship selection committee, Editor-in-Chief of Food Research International (Elsevier), an Associate Editor of the JAOCS (Springer), and an editorial board member of Food and Function (RSC), Food Digestion (Springer) and CyTA—The Journal of Food (Taylor and Francis). Dr. Marangoni has co-founded three high-technology companies and is the co-recipient of the 2008 Guelph Partners of Innovation “Innovator of the Year” award for his discovery of a platform technology for the manufacture of structured oil-in-water emulsions. Dr. Marangoni has recently been appointed a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Food, Health, and Aging.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Canada Research Chair, Food and Soft Materials Science, University of Guelph, ON, Canada

Nissim Garti


Nissim Garti obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been a full professor since 1990 and holds the Ratner Chair of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Chemistry. He also serves as a Board Member Elect and Director of the Hebrew University Governors Executive Board since January 2011. Nissim is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Rockefeller Award, the Israel President Award for one of the most innovative inventions in 60 years of the existence of the country, Life-Time Achievement Award of the Food Society, the Chang Award of the AOCS, the Corporate Research Achievement Award of the AOCS for 2011, and many others. His achievements include publishing over 380 original (research) refereed papers in peer reviewed journals; writing over 60 review chapters in scientific books; granted over 80 patents; edited 7 books and additional 4 in preparation; invited to over 180 conferences as keynote, session, and invited speaker; and educated and tutored 38 Ph.D. students and 84 M.Sc. students. Nissim is a member of the board of directors of several academic institutions in Israel and consults for several Israeli and global industries. Nissim’s expertise, competence, and active research is in colloid chemistry, emulsion technology, dispersed systems, delivery new vehicles, microemulsions and lyotropic liquid crystals, crystallization phenomena, interfacial reactions and reactivity, amphiphilic proteins, hydrocolloids, dendrimers, nutraceuticals, and food science.


Nissim Garti is Professor of Chemistry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. One of the founders of Adumim Chemicals Ltd., NutraLease Ltd.—a company focused on a nano-encapsulation technology for nutraceuticals, and LDS (Lyotropic Delivery Systems). He received B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 1969, 1971 and 1974 respectively. Garti was awarded: Life Time Achievement of the Israeli Association for Food Research and Technology, Tel-Aviv, 2009; The Chung Scientific Award of the AOCS for Outstanding Scientific and Technology Achievements, Orlando, 2009; The Most Innovative Israeli Nanotechnology Award Winner of the CMNC Society, “Food Goes Nano- Liquid Nano Vehicles for Nutraceuticals solubilization and delivery,” Chicago, USA, 2005; The Japanese Award for the Promotion of Senior Foreign Scientists, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan, 2003; The Best Invention and Innovation of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1997; The Most Innovative Food Ingredient Award in Europe (FIE), London, 1997; and The Japan Oil Chemical Society Forum Award for Outstanding Achievement, “Polymorphism in Fats,” Nara, Japan, 1997. Professor Garti is the author of more than 400 publications and holds over 70 patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Ratner Chair of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Applied Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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