Proteins in Plants: Extraction, Characteristics, and Potential Applications

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Foods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2024) | Viewed by 189

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1. Department of Food Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
2. Riddet Institute, Palmerston North, New Zealand
3. School of Biosciences, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Interests: plant-based food; plant protein extraction; protein digestibility
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Co-Guest Editor
1. Department of Food Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
2. Riddet Institute, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Interests: food processing; plant protein functionality; protein-based food development; food microstructure
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School of Biosciences, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Interests: emerging and sustainable extraction techniques of bioactive compounds; food product development; alternative protein sources

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Proteins are both fundamental and important constituents of plant-based foods, playing a critical role in shaping their structure, texture, technological functionality, and nutritional value. Research is needed in order to explore the extraction and characterisation of diverse plant proteins and better understand their transformation and stability throughout food production processes, deepening our insights of their prospective applications within the food industry.

We invite researchers in the field of food science and technology to contribute their cutting-edge insights and findings on “Proteins in Plants: Extraction, Characteristics, and Potential Applications”. This Special Issue aims to create a comprehensive compilation of original studies and comprehensive reviews that explore the multifaceted aspects of plant proteins, ranging from novel extraction techniques to in-depth molecular characterisation and their innovative applications in the food industry.

We encourage the submission of plant-protein-related research, which may touch on the following topics:

  • Innovative methods for extracting plant proteins for food applications;
  • An in-depth characterisation of plant proteins and their functional properties;
  • Explorations into the structural, nutritional and sensory aspects of plant proteins for food applications;
  • Explorations into the structural and nutritional aspects of plant proteins;
  • Applications of plant proteins in food product development and alternative plant-based products;
  • Sustainable approaches to utilise plant proteins in food processing.

Researchers are invited to share their latest research, methodologies, and hypotheses to advance our collective understanding of plant proteins. By contributing your research, you will help to shape the future of sustainable food production and dietary choices using plant proteins.

Dr. Sze Ying Leong
Prof. Dr. Indrawati Oey
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Dr. Yunping Neo
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • plant-based food
  • plant protein
  • alternative plant-based products
  • plant protein extraction

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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