Animals, Agriculture & Food
Methods Of Processing Protein And Resulting Products
Inventors: Srinivasan Damodaran
Methods of processing protein, methods of generating products with the processed protein, and products comprising and/or made with the processed protein. The methods of processing protein include hydrolyzing the protein with a proteolytic agent such as thermolysin to generate hydrolyzed peptides and, optionally, crosslinking the hydrolyzed peptides with a transglutaminase to generate crosslinked peptides. The methods reduce the allergenicity of allergenicity proteins such as β-lactoglobulin and casein. The methods of generating products with the processed protein include methods of making foams, emulsions, and/or food products with the processed protein. The products comprising and/or made with the processed protein accordingly include foams, emulsions, and food products. The foams, emulsions, and food products have decreased allergenicity compared to corresponding products made with non-processed proteins.