Protein Hydrolysates from Agricultural Crops—Bioactivity and Potential for Functional Food Development

Aoife McCarthy, Yvonne O'Callaghan, Nora O'Brien
2013 Agriculture  
There has been an unprecedented demand for inexpensive plant-derived protein hydrolysates in recent years, owing to their potential nutritional applications. This review examines existing evidence regarding protein hydrolysates from agricultural crops such as wheat, soy, rapeseed, sunflower and barley. The bioactivity of these protein hydrolysates, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities are discussed. In addition to evidence regarding their potential to enhance human
more » ... nce human nutrition, the effect of the hydrolysates on the techno-functional properties of foods will be reviewed.
doi:10.3390/agriculture3010112 fatcat:b7je47tq6fca7i6rslhz5hp2oe