Gelatin:acacia ratio

1:1

3:2

2:1

5:2

Type A gelatin-acacia

Yield (%)

86.8 ± 1.7a

80.1 ± 1.2b

77.9 ± 1.0b

65.6 ± 0.3c

Core loading (%)

98.6 ± 0.2a

92.2±1.1b

84.5 ± 0.7c

67.3 ± 0.6d

Particle Size(µm)

101.6 ± 12.4a

92.3 ±10.6a

83.3 ± 19.5a

93.8 ± 14.8a

Type B gelatin-acacia

Yield (%)

101.6 ± 12.4a

80.2 ± 0.7b

73.0 ± 2.5c

64.6 ± 2.1d

Core loading (%)

96.2 ± 1.5a

90.1 ± 0.8b

81.1 ± 1.1c

64.4 ± 1.7d

Particle Size(µm)

94.5 ± 29.8a

93.4 ± 15.5a

92.7 ± 24.7a

97.2 ± 18.0a

a, b, c, d Means within the same row with different letters are significantly different (p ≤ 0.05)N/A: No data is available
Table 2: Coacervates yield, loading of core material and particle size of coacervates prepared as a function of various gelatin-to-gum acacia ratio for the complex coacervation between Type A gelatin and gum acacia and between Type B gelatin and gum acacia. Mean ± S.D., n =3.