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Food Chem ; 305: 125436, 2020 Feb 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31514047


The physicochemical properties of wheat bran have an effect on its technofunctional and nutritional profile. The possibility to induce physicochemical modifications in wheat bran using microfluidisation was investigated. An I-optimal experimental design was used to investigate the effect of microfluidisation processing parameters (pressure, number of passes, bran concentration and initial particle size) on important properties of wheat bran (particle size, microstructure, chemical composition, water retention capacity (WRC), extractability, viscosity and sedimentation). With the parameters used in this study, microfluidisation reduced wheat bran median particle size to 14.8 µm and disintegrated starch granules from the attached endosperm. This coincided with an increased extractability of starch and arabinoxylan. While the initial particle size was of minor importance, a higher pressure, larger number of passes and lower bran concentration during microfluidisation resulted in a smaller particle size, higher WRC and extractability, and an increased viscosity and stability in a 2% wheat bran suspension.

J Agric Food Chem ; 67(40): 11198-11209, 2019 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31532988


The importance of inhibition sensitivity for xylanase functionality in bread making was investigated using mutants of the wild-type Bacillus subtilis xylanase (XBSTAXI), sensitive to Triticum aestivum xylanase inhibitor (TAXI). XBSNI, a mutant with reduced sensitivity to TAXI, and XBSTI, a mutant sensitive to all wheat endogenous proteinaceous inhibitors (TAXI, Xylanase Inhibiting Protein and Thaumatin-like Xylanase Inhibitor) were used. The higher inhibition sensitivity of XBSTAXI and XBSTI compared to XBSNI was associated with a respective 7- and 53-fold increase in enzyme dosage required for a maximal increase in bread loaf volume. XBSTI and XBSTAXI were only active during the mixing phase and the beginning of fermentation, while XBSNI was able to hydrolyze arabinoxylan until the end of fermentation. In spite of this difference in activity profile, no differences in loaf volume were observed for the different xylanases at optimal concentrations. Dough extensional viscosity analysis suggests that increased water availability as a result of xylanase activity favors starch-starch and starch-gluten interactions and drives the improvement in bread loaf volume.

Bacillus subtilis/enzimologia , Proteínas de Bactérias/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Bactérias/química , Pão/análise , Endo-1,4-beta-Xilanases/antagonistas & inibidores , Endo-1,4-beta-Xilanases/química , Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Bacillus subtilis/química , Bacillus subtilis/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Endo-1,4-beta-Xilanases/genética , Endo-1,4-beta-Xilanases/metabolismo , Inibidores Enzimáticos/metabolismo , Farinha/análise , Manipulação de Alimentos , Hidrólise , Mutação , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Triticum/química , Triticum/metabolismo , Viscosidade
Food Chem ; 241: 434-442, 2018 Feb 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28958551


As preharvest sprouting of wheat impairs its use in food applications, postharvest solutions for this problem are required. Due to the high kernel to kernel variability in enzyme activity in a batch of sprouted wheat, the potential of eliminating severely sprouted kernels based on density differences in NaCl solutions was evaluated. Compared to higher density kernels, lower density kernels displayed higher α-amylase, endoxylanase, and peptidase activities as well as signs of (incipient) protein, ß-glucan and arabinoxylan breakdown. By discarding lower density kernels of mildly and severely sprouted wheat batches (11% and 16%, respectively), density separation increased flour FN of the batch from 280 to 345s and from 135 to 170s and increased RVA viscosity. This in turn improved dough handling, bread crumb texture and crust color. These data indicate that density separation is a powerful technique to increase the quality of a batch of sprouted wheat.

Pão , Triticum , Farinha , alfa-Amilases , beta-Glucanas