Latin American applied research
versión impresa ISSN 0327-0793
CASSINI, A.S.; MARCZAK, L.D.F. y NORENA, C.P.Z.. Comparison between the isotherms of two commercial types of textured soy protein. Lat. Am. appl. res. [online]. 2009, vol.39, n.2, pp. 91-97. ISSN 0327-0793.
Textured soy proteins (TSP) are functional ingredients used in food applications. This study aims to compare the sorption isotherms of two commercial types of TSP at 10, 20, 30 and 40 °C; the best fit to the experimental data was selected from eight classical models. The curves obtained for TSP type I showed that the equilibrium moisture content decreases as temperature increases for water activities up to 90%. At higher water activities, the moisture content showed an inverse behavior. This inversion did not occur for TSP type II due to the absence of sugars in this type of TSP. The Chirife, GAB and Peleg equations presented the best fit for the curves.
Palabras clave : Textured Soy Protein; Sorption Isotherms; Water Activity; Heat Of Sorption.