Process for preparation of soybean protein
Document Type and Number:United States Patent 6051265Link to this page:http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6051265.htmlAbstract:A process for preparing a separated soybean protein, by the steps of preparing an aqueousslurry of defatted soybeans, removing water-insoluble components from the slurry andcollecting a protein component from the obtained soybean milk, wherein in preparing anaqueous slurry of defatted soybeans, an antioxidant and a chelating agent are added, or atleast one member selected from the group consisting of ascorbic acid, erythorbic acid andtheir salts is added in an amount of at least 0.1 part by weight per 100 parts by dry weightof the defatted soybeans. The process gives a soybean protein which shows improvedresistance to discoloration when heat-treated at a high temperature.
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is abeverage made fromsoy beansoriginating fromChina.
Contrary to common belief in Western Culture, inAsia,the "drink" is not common among the generalpopulation and is never served as a complete meal, butrather as a complement to the main dish, usuallyconsisting of rice, meat and vegetables. In the West, ithas gained popularity as a milk substitute for those who