CO2 is able to extract lipid compounds from natural matrixes without affecting their structure and obtaining in a single process two valuable products (a natural oil and a low fat food material).
Depending on the case, we can reduce the fat content in the natural products to values around 2% (in case of cereals) or lower than 1%, for example when defatting cocoa.
Different healthy products and ingredients can be obtained using this process.
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HIGH PROTEIN INGREDIENTS STARTING FROM PRESS CAKES
Oily seeds are normally pressed to obtain their oils used in Food. After extraction of the oil by pressing, a press cake containing still around 10% off at is used as Food flour for Food and feed. The removal of this remaning fat with CO2, can mean a very low fat ingredient with increased protein content (due to the fat reduction). These flours can be used as protein ingredient or even for vegan products as an alternative to animal meat.
Some examples of protein flours that can be improved with this process are sunflower seed protein ingredient, pumpkin seed, almond and other nuts…
REDUCED FAT CONTENT INGREDIENTS
CO2 can reduce the fat content in the materials. Depending on the case, this process can be developed to reduce fat content without affecting the starting structure. This means that the technology can be used to obtain defatted ingredients in different formats (powder, flakes, slices, pieces) to be used in healthier products for snacks, bakery ingredients, sports Food or suplements. As an examle cocoa with fat content lower than 1% used as a flavour in these products. Almond protein powder can also be used in health and wellness products such as protein bars.