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Articles by Nefisa A. Hegazy
Total Records ( 2 ) for Nefisa A. Hegazy
  Ahmed M.S. Hussein , Nefisa A. Hegazy , Mohie M. Kamil and Ola S.S. Mohamed
  In this study we had replaced sucrose with sucralose in the manufacture of sponge cake and yoghurt cake. These cakes were chosen because their ingredients include little fat so they were of low calories. Such functional cakes were evaluated chemically, physically and sensorial. The results suggest that, sucrose substitution with sucralose in cakes increased the cake volume and softened the texture (as shown by lower values of hardness, chewiness and gumminess). Water activity of the yoghurt control cake prepared with 100% sucrose with a value of 0.91 was higher than the yogurt cake containing sucralose (p<0.05). The mean water activity of sponge cakes prepared with sucrose was significantly higher than the sponge cakes containing sucralose (p<0.05). The obtained low calorie yoghurt cake characterized with its low calorie and food energy (103.22 and 431.3/100 g) than control yoghurt cake (268 and 1119/100 g). Also, low calorie sponge cake had low calorie and food energy (98.0 and 409.4/100 g) compared to control sponge cake (276.9 and 1156.9 g, respectively). Sensory scores of studied cake samples indicated that, texture and flavor of all samples were not affected significantly in case of replacing sucrose with sucralose in yogurt or sponge cake. A significant difference in cells and crumb color was observed in all cake samples when compared with control cake samples.
  Khaled F. Mahmoud , Mona A. Ibrahim , El-Demery Mervat , Hamdy A. Shaaban , Mohie M. Kamil and Nefisa A. Hegazy
  Bioactive compounds of citrus fruit (Citrus unshiu) by-product such as orange and lemon peels extract were investigated. Antioxidant activity of orange and lemon peels extract were compared with BHT and α-tocopherol at different concentrations levels. The highest antioxidant activity of OPWE and LPWE reached to 63.866 and 52.741% at extract concentration 120 mg mL–1. Furthermore, antioxidant activity of OPEE and LPEE were maximized to reach to 81.347 and 61.534% at extract concentration 120 mg mL–1, respectively. After nanoencapsulation, the DSC showed that the melting point was increased from 73.6-231.8°C for (OPEE) before and after encapsulation, respectively. The TEM showed that the particle size of orange extract was 38 nm before encapsulation and raised a minimum of 4.2 nm after encapsulation and re-dispersion. The encapsulation efficiency of all orange peel extract formulas (10% maltodextrin+2% arabic gum per peels extract), (8% maltodextrin+2% arabic gum per peels extract), (10% arabic gum per peels extract) and (10% maltodextrin per peels extract) were increased to 87.65, 97.62, 63.81 and 72.32%, respectively. Orange peels extract nanoencapsulated (OPNE) characterized with its highest antioxidant potential in all storage period, while the nanoencapsulated of lemon peels (LPNE) gave the lowest antioxidant 52.44% after 60 days storage at 4°C. The OPNE was applied in cake. The obtained cake samples were sensory evaluated. Cake samples showed no significant difference in color, odor, taste, texture and overall acceptability. Finally, the extracts of dried orange or lemon peels could be considered as potential antioxidant ingredients in food products.
 
 
 
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