Characterization of protein composition and quality from different pea cultivars

  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Michael Nickerson

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences

Objective

To evaluate the amino acid profiles and surface characteristics of proteins extracted from a diverse set of pea cultivars and the functionality of protein isolates. To evaluate the effect of cultivar, environment, and their interaction on the protein’s physicochemical and functional properties and the impact of isolate production methods on protein performance.

Outcome

Cultivar-type or the environment did not alter isolate functionality to a degree that would warrant secondary processors to be concerned about variety differences within the raw material feedstock.

Processing

SPG Contribution

$87,500.00

Project Status

Complete

Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2012 - 2016

Co-funders

Agriculture Development Fund

Total Project Cost

$167,500.00