Engineered Food/Protein Structure And Bioactive Proteins and Peptides From Whey

  • I. Recio
  • M. Ramos
  • A. M. R. Pilosof
Part of the Food Engineering series book series (FSES)

Traditionally, whey was considered a by-product in the manufacturing of cheeses with little or no commercial value. This view is changing as novel technical and nutritional applications are being discovered for whey or whey components. The composition of whey depends on the method of cheese manufacture, but the major components are proteins, lactose and minerals. Some whey constituents have unusual properties that make them valuable commercially as sources of flavor enhancers, fat substitutes, food binders, and recently, as functional ingredients with biological activities. This contribution summarizes some of the biological activities attributed to whey proteins and peptides derived thereof and advances in the use of whey proteins in biopolymer mixtures for engineered food structure development.


Whey Protein Milk Protein Bioactive Peptide Cheese Whey Bioactive Protein 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Recio
    • 1
  • M. Ramos
    • 1
  • A. M. R. Pilosof
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Fermentacones Industriales-CSICSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de IndustriasUniversidad de Buenos AiresArgentina

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