Rapeseed is the most widely used oilseed in Germany – it ranks third worldwide after oil palm and soy. In oil production, large amounts of protein-rich residues are produced, from which high-quality protein isolates can be obtained. Since their use in the food and feed sector is limited due to the bitter substances they contain, rapeseed proteins are also of potential interest for the chemical industry. An overview article by the EthaNa project partner Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV now gives an overview of this alternative application. From the processing of the rapeseed, to the extraction and modification of rapeseed proteins to the application in products of the chemical industry, research results of the past decades are presented in the article.
The link to the original publication can be found here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0926669020309031