PREPARATION, PROPERTIES, AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF STARCH-LIPID COMPOSITIONS PREPARED BY STEAM JET COOKING
Location: Functional Foods Research Unit
Project Number: 3620-41000-131-00
Start Date: May 29, 2009
End Date: Dec 12, 2010
Use starch-lipid composites produced by steam jet cooking to create new products
from bio-based resources. Determine the effect of process variables and mechanisms of interactions that influence the properties of starch-lipid composites. Cooperate with licensees and CRADA partners to investigate specific combinations of ingredients designed to provide new applications.
Investigate the properties of starch-lipid composites prepared using cereal flour
instead of starch, mixtures of starch and polysaccharide gums, and dairy sources of lipids. Vary the starch/lipid ratio and determine the maximum lipid content
possible. Vary process variables such as steam pressure, steam and slurry flow
rates, temperature, and high-shear mixing before or after jet cooking and determine the effects on composite properties. Cooperate with CRADA partners to develop products based on starch/lipid composites in the areas of food products (meats, dairy products, baked good, etc.), water-based lubricants, cosmetics and drug delivery products, and industrial or environmental microbial delivery systems.