A plant protein scanning patent that could potentially change the food industry

Signal of change / A plant protein scanning patent that could potentially change the food industry

By Marta Melvin / 21 Feb 2018

Hampton Creek is a company which uses a one-of-a-kind process to find useful plant proteins that can become ingredients. The process, which has now been patented, automates the system for researching plant proteins by breaking them down to the molecular level and searching for desirable properties — like emulsification, protein content and thermal stability.

So what?

These processes are a fusion between the work done at pharmaceutical companies, chemistry research labs, and food manufacturing research and development facilities. The result should be healthier, diversified plant-based products coming to market at a much faster pace.



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