Research Topics

Sushil Dhital


Affiliation: University of Queensland
Country: Australia


  1. Zheng Z, Stanley R, Gidley M, Dhital S. Structural properties and digestion of green banana flour as a functional ingredient in pasta. Food Funct. 2016;7:771-80 pubmed publisher
    ..The effects of gums and proteins on pasta formation and digestibility are discussed in the context of its potential use as a gluten free lower glycaemic alternative to conventional wheat based pastas. ..
  2. Li H, Gidley M, Dhital S. Wall porosity in isolated cells from food plants: Implications for nutritional functionality. Food Chem. 2019;279:416-425 pubmed publisher
    ..This and further understanding of the structural basis for the physical barrier properties would help to design foods from plant materials with enhanced nutrition. ..
  3. Dhital S, Butardo V, Jobling S, Gidley M. Rice starch granule amylolysis--differentiating effects of particle size, morphology, thermal properties and crystalline polymorph. Carbohydr Polym. 2015;115:305-16 pubmed publisher
  4. Warren F, Zhang B, Waltzer G, Gidley M, Dhital S. The interplay of α-amylase and amyloglucosidase activities on the digestion of starch in in vitro enzymic systems. Carbohydr Polym. 2015;117:192-200 pubmed publisher
    ..The results allow targeted design of starch digestion experiments through a thorough understanding of the contributions of α-amylase and amyloglucosidase to digestion rates. ..
  5. Gartaula G, Dhital S, Netzel G, Flanagan B, Yakubov G, Beahan C, et al. Quantitative structural organisation model for wheat endosperm cell walls: Cellulose as an important constituent. Carbohydr Polym. 2018;196:199-208 pubmed publisher
  6. Zhang B, Dhital S, Flanagan B, Luckman P, Halley P, Gidley M. Extrusion induced low-order starch matrices: Enzymic hydrolysis and structure. Carbohydr Polym. 2015;134:485-96 pubmed publisher
  7. Wu P, Deng R, Wu X, Wang Y, Dong Z, Dhital S, et al. In vitro gastric digestion of cooked white and brown rice using a dynamic rat stomach model. Food Chem. 2017;237:1065-1072 pubmed publisher
    ..This study suggests that the structural difference could affect physiochemical properties during gastric digestion. ..