Project Number: 6435-41000-092-00
Start Date: Nov 09, 2005
End Date: Aug 09, 2010
Physical and chemical methodologies will be employed for converting rice bran, rice hulls and their components into value-added products. Anticipated new processes and value-added products are: 1) efficient, environmentally-friendly processes for extraction of protein from full-fat and defatted rice bran for infant formulations, nutritional supplements, and food ingredients; 2) rice wax, bran, and hull fractions with desirable functional and health-beneficial properties (e.g., cholesterol-lowering, anti-oxidative); and 3) gluten-free rice and rice -sweet potato products with enhanced nutritional (e.g., vitamin- and antioxidant-rich, cholesterol-lowering) and unique functional (e.g., low oil-uptake) properties.