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Record number 503461
Title Denaturation and in Vitro Gastric Digestion of Heat-Treated Quinoa Protein Isolates Obtained at Various Extraction pH
Author(s) Ruiz, Geraldine Avila; Opazo-Navarrete, Mauricio; Meurs, Marlon; Minor, Marcel; Sala, Guido; Boekel, Tiny van; Stieger, Markus; Janssen, Anja E.M.
Source Food Biophysics 11 (2016)2. - ISSN 1557-1858 - p. 184 - 197.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11483-016-9429-4
Department(s) Food Technology
Food Process Engineering
VLAG
Onderwijsinstituut
Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Denaturation - Digestibility - Extraction pH - Heat processing - Protein - Quinoa
Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the influence of heat processing on denaturation and digestibility properties of protein isolates obtained from sweet quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) at various extraction pH values (8, 9, 10 and 11). Pretreatment of suspensions of protein isolates at 60, 90 and 120 °C for 30 min led to protein denaturation and aggregation, which was enhanced at higher treatment temperatures. The in vitro gastric digestibility measured during 6 h was lower for protein extracts pre-treated at 90 and 120 °C compared to 60 °C. The digestibility decreased with increasing extraction pH, which could be ascribed to protein aggregation. Protein digestibility of the quinoa protein isolates was higher compared to wholemeal quinoa flour. We conclude that an interactive effect of processing temperature and extraction pH on in vitro gastric digestibility of quinoa protein isolates obtained at various extraction pH is observed. This gives a first indication of how the nutritional value of quinoa protein could be influenced by heat processing, protein extraction conditions and other grain components.

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