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Title: Texturization of soy protein via twin-screw extrusion
Author(s): Ning, Luping
Doctoral Committee Chair(s): Wei, Lun-Shin
Department / Program: Food Science and Human Nutrition
Discipline: Food Science
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: Ph.D.
Genre: Dissertation
Subject(s): Agriculture, Food Science and Technology
Abstract: Extrusion texturization is one of the most economic means of converting vegetable proteins into textured products with a wide range of applications as meat supplements or extenders. In this study, a Werner & Pfleiderer twin-screw extruder Model ZSK-30 was used to texturize defatted soy flour and soy protein concentrate. A cooled sheeting die was designed to enhance the texture integrity of the finished product. Rheological properties of extrudates were measured by using an Instron. Scanning electron microscopy and light microscopy were employed to observe the ultrastructure of extrudates and the degree and order of protein fiber alignment. Differential scanning calorimetry was used to investigate the influence of texture modifiers and protein cross-linking agents on the denaturation behavior of 7S and 11S globulins. Protein solubility in different chemical reagents was measured to reveal the nature and extent of molecular interactions in the extruded soy protein.7S and 11S proteins within soy were found to interact with each other during extrusion. The 11S protein enriched extrudates had higher expansion and water holding capacity. An 11S/7S ratio of 1.5 in the feed formulation resulted in a product with the best textural characteristics. Anionic polysaccharide, such as carrageenan, formed complex with soy protein, which significantly affected the extrusion performance of soy protein. Addition of lambda-carrageenan (2%) improved the quality of extruded of soy protein. A significant variation in extrusion behavior and physico-chemical properties of textured soy protein was observed when different salts were added. Calcium chloride and sodium acid pyrophosphate appeared to be the successful protein cross-linking agents. A positive correlation existed between the completion of protein denaturation and the degree of texture formation.
Issue Date: 1993
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/21658
Rights Information: Copyright 1993 Ning, Luping
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog: AAI9411732
OCLC Identifier: (UMI)AAI9411732
 

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