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  • Alam, Syed Ariful; Järvinen, Jenni; Kokkonen, Harri; Jurvelin, Jukka; Poutanen, Kaisa; Sozer, Nesli (2016)
    Rye bran of two different particle sizes (coarse: 440 mm and fine: 28 mm) were prepared by milling of commercial rye bran. Coarse and fine rye bran was added into a blend of rye endosperm flour and corn starch (70:30) to achieve two bran levels, 15 or 30%, to produce directly puffed extrudates. A co-rotating twin screw extruder was used with a screw speed of 500 rpm, barrel temperature profile: 40-70-75-90- 95-110-110 C and constant feed rate of 67 g/min. Feed moisture content of 17% was used either as in barrel-water feed or as preconditioning. Fine bran addition effectively improved macrostructural properties as compared to coarse bran through increasing expansion by 3.3e11.7% and piece density by 3.8 e10.5%. Reduction of bran particle size significantly (P < 0.05) increased crispiness by 66.7e203.3%. Particle size reduction of bran had only minor influences on cell wall thickness, cell area and hydrolysis index of the extrudates. Extrudates made with 30% fine bran at in barrel-water feed provided the crispiest extrudates with lower in vitro hydrolysis index. The results demonstrated that the macrostructural and mechanical properties of extrudates containing rye bran can be improved by reducing bran particle size.
  • Xu, Yan; Coda, Rossana; Holopainen-Mantila, Ulla; Laitila, Arja; Katina, Kati; Tenkanen, Maija (2019)
    The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of in situ produced exopolysaccharides (EPS) on the rheological and textural properties of fava bean protein concentrate (FPC). EPS (dextrans) were produced from sucrose by two lactic acid bacteria (LAB). The acidification, rheology, and texture of FPC pastes fermented with Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides DSM 20193 and Weissella confusa VTT E-143403 (E3403) were compared. A clear improvement in rheological and textural parameters was observed in sucrose-added pastes after fermentation, especially with W. confusa VTT E3403. Only moderate proteolysis of fava bean protein during fermentation was observed. The microstructure of the protein in FPC pastes, as observed by confocal laser scanning microscopy, revealed a less continuous and denser structure in EPS-abundant pastes. The beneficial structure formed during EPS-producing fermentation could not be mimicked by simply mixing FPC, isolated dextran, lactic acid, and acetic acid with water. These results emphasize the benefits of in situ produced EPS in connection with the LAB fermentation of legume protein-rich foods. Fermentation with EPS-producing LAB is a cost-effective and clean-labeled technology to obtain tailored textures, and it can further enhance the usability of legumes in novel foods.