Gelatin:acacia ratio

2:1

4:1

6:1

8:1

Type A gelatin- gum

Yield (%)

63.7 ± 2.8c

73.8 ± 1.2b

86.6 ± 1.7a

86.7 ± 1.9a

Core loading (%)

92.3 ± 1.2b

93.3±1.1b

98.6 ± 0.2a

94.9 ± 2.4ab

Particle Size(µm)

100.1 ± 25.8a

81.2 ±24.4a

101.6 ± 12.4a

89.0 ± 17.8a

Type B gelatin- gum

Yield (%)

61.1 ± 1.3c

65.7 ± 1.9b

85.0 ± 0.9a

86.3 ± 1.2a

Core loading (%)

92.3 ± 1.0b

94.0 ± 1.1ab

96.2 ± 1.5a

95.7 ± 1.1b

Particle Size(µm)

109.1 ± 21.1a

111.2 ± 32.8a

94.5 ± 29.8a

94.5 ± 29.8a

a, b, c Means within the same row with different letters are significantly different (p ≤ 0.05)
Table 3: Coacervates yield, loading of core material and particle size of coacervates prepared as a function of core-to-wall 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.