Oilseed byproducts could gain new purpose as vegetable proteins

11/23/2011 | FoodNavigator

Food and pharmaceutical industries are among those that could benefit from the extraction of vegetable proteins from oilseed byproducts, according to researchers. Doing so would contribute to sustainability, as whole-value use of oilseeds "implies the [valorization] of their protein fraction, creating value-added products destined for the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. It is possible to produce innumerous added-value proteins products from industrial by-products of oilseed oil production with applications in food and pharmaceutical industries," the researchers said.

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