Plant protein ingredients for future foods

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Abstract

The demand for animal protein is expected to increase drastically in the future because of the global growth of population and income. The increasing need for good quality protein cannot be met only with animal based proteins without drastic adverse impacts for environment and humanity. Finding new sources of food proteins and especially plant proteins is a prerequisite to obtain sustainable and affordable foods for the growing global population. However, there are technological, nutritional and sensory challenges associated with the use of plant proteins. This article reviews the applicability of plant proteins as a food ingredient for the development of future foods and suggests strategies for improving their use in various food applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-59
JournalAgro Food Industry Hi-Tech
Volume26
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • agro-side streams
  • cereals
  • food ingredients
  • plant proteins
  • protein functionality
  • pulses

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