ID
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTS
DechemaAchema 2018 Review
Sustainability, digitalization and flexible production approaches emerged as major themes…
CHEMENTATOR + Show More BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILEENGINEERING PRACTICEEQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUS
CADWorx & Analysis SolutionsFocus on Software
Software enables interactive analytics on collected data This company recently…
NEW PRODUCTS + Show More

Comment Processing & Handling

This antifreeze is edible  

By Tetsuo Satoh |

Since 2010, Kaneka Corp. (www.kaneka.co.jp) and Kansai University (both Osaka, Japan; www.kansai-u.ac.jp) have been collaborating on the development of special antifreeze materials for applications in the food industry. In 2012, the group developed an antifreeze based on a protein derived from radish sprouts, which has since been adopted for use in noodles and over 50 food products and frozen foods. Now, the collaborators have developed a new antifreeze material that has superior properties to the predecessor, such as the suppression of ice-crystal formation. The new antifreeze is based on xylomannan — a mixture of saccharides and a fatty acid found in the cell wall of the edible fungus, velvet shank. The extracted antifreeze has a molecular weight of 240,000–310,000 and a xylose-to-mannose ratio of 0.5. The researchers showed that the saccharide-based antifreeze is more stable than the protein-based antifreeze at high processing temperatures and over a wide pH range, thus making it suitable for a wider range of applications. They also confirmed that frying at more than 160°C did not influence the quality of fried foods. Since October, Kaneka has been sending samples to potential users for testing.…
Related Content
Focus on Software
Software enables interactive analytics on collected data This company recently updated its Seeq R20 advanced-analytics solution (photo) for engineers and…
Achema 2018 Review
Sustainability, digitalization and flexible production approaches emerged as major themes at the recent Achema 2018 event in Germany Attendees at…
Advanced water electrolysis launched
Last month, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Dortmund, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com) launched industrial-scale water electrolysis systems that make large-scale hydrogen production from…

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Simplify sensor handling and maintenance with ISM
Three reasons to measure pH in-line
ABB Ability™ technology to transform BASF rotating equipment into intelligent machinery and improve uptime and reliability
Detect and correct anomalies early in your batch processes
ABB at ACHEMA 2018

View More

Live chat by BoldChat