Buffering Capacity of Wet Texturized Plant Proteins in Comparison to Pork Meat

Sandra Ebert, Marie-Christine Baune, Keshia Broucke, Geert Van Royen, Nino Terjung, Monica Gibis, Jochen Weiss

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There is an increasing demand to develop and characterize high moisture extrudates from alternative plant proteins due to their increased use in various foods. In this study, wet texturized proteins from two pea isolates and four oilseed flours from pumpkin and sunflower were subjected to an acid titration to gain insights into their buffering capacity. Results were compared to pork meat with a special emphasis on compositional differences. Wet texturized pumpkin and sunflower proteins had the highest buffering capacity, especially in between pH 7.0 and pH 4.5, while pea protein extrudates and pork meat were more prone to acidification and similar in buffering capacity. A multiple linear regression model further revealed that ash and select minerals and amino acids are key influencing factors on the overall buffering capacity, while the effect of protein and non–protein nitrogen depends on the evaluated pH–regime. The obtained results underline the importance for a more in-depth physicochemical characterization of texturized plant proteins and their raw materials and suggest a need for recipe and process adjustment to achieve stable pH values.
Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
TijdschriftFood Research International
Aantal pagina’s38
PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 1-dec.-2021


  • High moisture meat analogues
  • Hybrid meats
  • Mathematical model
  • Meat proteins
  • Texturized proteins
  • pH-Dependency


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