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Chemical and Functional Properties of Food Proteins


ISBN10: 1566769604
ISBN13: 9781566769600

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $199.95
Pages: 504
Publish date: June 2001

Provides comprehensive coverage of both the basic science and applications of proteins found in various food systems Covers all aspects of the chemistry and functionality of food proteins Discusses effects of the chemical nature and functional properties of proteins on the quality of foods Includes the effect of processing conditions on the quality of foods Chemical and Functional Properties of Food Proteins presents the current state of knowledge on the content of proteins in food structures, the chemical, functional, and nutritive properties of food proteins, the chemical and biochemical modification of proteins in foods during storage and processing, and the mutagenicity and carcinogenicity of nitrogenous compounds. It emphasizes the structure-function relationship as well as the effects of practical conditions applied in food processing on the biochemical and chemical reactions in food proteins and food product quality. The first ten chapters discuss structure-function relationships, methods of analysis of nitrogenous compounds, chemical and enzymatic modifications, nutritive roles, and mutagenicity and carcinogenicity of food proteins. The following six chapters describe the proteins of meat and fish, milk, eggs, cereals, legumes, oilseeds and single cell organisms, and present detailed information on the effects of conditions applied in storage and processing on the reactions in proteins and their impact on quality attributes of food products.

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