Plant protein functionality: tools to assist with a growing trend

41 minutes

Using plant-based proteins can present challenges, especially where you are trying to replace the functionalities of animal-based ingredients, such as eggs. In all cases, it is important to understand the functional properties of the materials that you are using – what each ingredient does for your product, and how.

Understanding ingredient functionality gives you the power to select ingredients that are right for you. If you understand what parameters are important for a protein material to have in order to work in your product and process, then you can identify the right materials for you through simple tests.

Jo Baker-Perrett

About Jo Baker-Perrett

Jo is leader of the Food and Drink Microstructure section of the Product Innovation Department. Jo's main roles include product assessment, with a focus on the physical properties of food products and ingredient functionality.

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