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Heating Effects on Plant Juice Protein Recovery

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 26 (3): 0673-0677. (doi: @1983
Authors:   R. J. Straub, G. P. Barrington, R. G. Koegel, H. D. Bruhn

ABSTRACT THE effect of post harvest heating on the recovery of and composition of alfalfa juice protein was evaluated. All materials were evaluated using a flotation system, a belt filtration system, and a combination belt-flotation system. Heating of the alfalfa resulted in deterioration of the crop material for juice protein pro-duction. Extractable solids in the juice decreased, pro-tein recovery decreased, and protein moisture increased. Nitrogen distribution in the recovered protein was also altered.