Special Issue "Physicochemical and Sensory Evaluation of Grain-Based Food"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 February 2022) | Viewed by 51968
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Interests: product development; physicochemical properties of food; food chemistry; hydrocolloids; enzymes; plant-based nutrition; legumes; upcycling; Aquafaba; Liluva
Interests: polysaccharide utilization; glycemic response; dietary fibre; food structure and function
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Interests: value-added processing; plant-based egg substitute; food product development; process development and optimization; enzymatic oxidation of phenolic compounds; enzymatic browning
Consumers are increasingly demanding more sources of plant-based nutrition, and the food industry is responding by developing novel foods with grain-based ingredients. These products include dairy, egg and meat alternatives. Notably, in order for the production of these foods to be viable, the sustainability of the supply chain must improve and the product price must be lowered. Therefore, upcycling of grains by-products has been considered. However, the functionality and acceptability of functional foods made with upcycled ingredients from legumes and grains must be tested to ensure consumer compliance. This Special Issue of Foods aims to present the latest research on the physicochemical and sensory evaluation of plant-based alternatives to dairy, eggs and meat made with grains. Product categories include beverages, fermented beverages, dressings, bakery items and plant-based meats. Ingredients considered include, but are not limited to, protein concentrates and isolates, fibres, starches and enzymes. Particular emphasis will be given to potential applications of upcycled ingredients such as legume water (Aquafaba, Liluva), okara, spent grains and by-products of the starch industry (protein, fibre) and protein isolation (starches). Physicochemical evaluation encompasses determination of the functionality of ingredients (foaming, emulsifying and thickening), texture analysis, rheology (viscosity, pasting properties), thermal properties (thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry), water mobility (nuclear magnetic resonance) and image analysis. Sensory evaluation includes both trained panels and consumer preference.
Kind regards,Dr. Luca Serventi
Prof. Dr. Charles Brennan
Dr. Rana Mustafa
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- dairy alternatives
- egg alternatives
- meat alternatives
- physicochemical properties
- sensory analysis