Optimization of Enzymatic Treatment for the Production of Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein

가수분해 식물성 단백질의 효소적 생산을 위한 효소 반응 시스템의 최적화

  • Published : 1997.12.01


The effects of enzyme combination, pH, acid washing and enzyme treatment sequence were investigated in the hydrolysis of soy protein. Comparing Alcalase vs. Neutrase/Alcalase, it appeared that Neutrase/Alcalase was more efficient than Alcalase alone, as the highest degree of hydrolysis (DH) was seen in Neutrase/Alcalase. A surprisingly high DH (more than 60%) was observed with Flavourzyme in the second hydrolysis. The separation of insolubles from the first hydrolysis had little effect on the second hydrolysis. When the washing water from the first hydrolysis was reused in the next hydrolysis, the DH and protein recovery were increased. The addition of calcium ion showed not so much positive effects by the stabilization of Neutrase on the Protein hydrolysis. The use of carbohydrase and repeated acid washing gave positive effects on DH. The simultaneous treatment using endoprotease and exoprotease with pH adjustment improved DH significantly.


protease;hydrolyzed vegetable protein;degree of hydrolysis