Table 3: Changes in the diameter of the microbeads and microcapsules made with 2% calcium alginate using the electrostatic technique during refrigerated storage (4°C) of fermented beverage.

Alginate microgelsDiameter (m)
Initially7 days14 days21 days28 days

Microbeads527 ± 12487 ± 53505 ± 32490 ± 39517 ± 31
Microcapsules with alginate coreOuter diameter551 ± 38502 ± 39507 ± 30510 ± 31520 ± 58
Inner (core) diameter424 ± 34407 ± 23416 ± 40

The values are the mean of 40 replicates ± standard deviation.