Sunflower

An underutilized oilseed byproduct with emulsification functionality
protein nutrition
allergenicity
flavor
functionality
cost
crop supply
= excellent = good = fair = low = poor

Dry composition

sourcing

  • Abundant oilseed byproduct
  • Oil extraction by solvents or pressing
  • Process can reduce solubility, functionality
  • R&D limited, underdeveloped source

nutrition

  • PDCAAS 0.6
  • Limiting AA: Lysine
  • Good digestibility (96%)
  • Requires chlorogenic acid removal
  • Allergenicity: Rare

properties

  • High solubility
  • Emulsification
  • Water & fat binding
  • Nutty taste

applications

  • Meat analogs
  • PB ice cream
  • Bakery
  • Supplements
  • Dressings