Reviews the major methods used to encapsulate food ingredients, including spray drying, spray chilling and cooling, fluidized bed coating, liposome entrapment, rotational suspension separation, extrusion and inclusion complexation. Provides information on the types of carriers used forencapsulation and controlled release. Presents recent research on practical applications of encapsulation and on how encapsulates perform in food products. Reviews patents in the field of encapsulation and controlled release. Provides current and detailed information on emerging methods, includingliposomes and coacervation.