Handbook of Food Proteins

Edited by

  • G O Phillips, Phillips Hydrocolloid Research Ltd, UK
  • P A Williams, The North East Wales Institute, UK

Traditionally a source of nutrition, proteins are also added to foods for their ability to form gels and stabilise emulsions, among other properties. The range of specialised protein ingredients used in foods is increasing. Handbook of food proteins provides an authoritative overview of the characteristics, functionalities and applications of different proteins of importance to the food industry in one convenient volume.

The introductory chapter provides an overview of proteins and their uses in foods. The following chapters each focus on a particular protein ingredient or group of ingredients covering their origins, production, properties and applications. The proteins discussed are caseins, whey proteins, gelatin and other meat-derived protein ingredients, seafood proteins, egg proteins, soy proteins, pea and other legume proteins, mycoprotein, wheat gluten, canola and other oilseed proteins, algal proteins and potato protein. A chapter on texturised vegetable proteins completes the volume. Innovative products and potential methods for improving nutrition and diet using these proteins are described.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors Handbook of food proteins is an invaluable reference tool for professionals using food protein ingredients for both food and other applications.
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Professionals using food protein ingredients for both food and other applications.


Book information

  • Published: September 2011
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-758-7


This is a good book that will be appreciated by a wide range of engineers, scientists, technologists, academics and students., Society of Dairy Technology

Table of Contents

Introduction to food proteins; Caseins; Whey proteins; Meat protein ingredients; Gelatin; Seafood proteins; Egg proteins; Soy proteins; Peas and other legume proteins; Wheat gluten: Production, properties and application; Canola and other oilseed proteins; Potato proteins; Mycoprotein: Origins, production and properties; Algal proteins; Texturized vegetable proteins.