Chemistry, Production, Processing, and Utilization

1st Edition - August 8, 2015

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  • Editors: Lawrence Johnson, Pamela White, Richard Galloway
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128043523
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781893997646

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This comprehensive new soybean reference book disseminates key soybean information to “drive success for soybeans” via 23 concise chapters covering all aspects of soybeans--from genetics, breeding and quality to post-harvest management, marketing and utilization (food and energy applications), U.S. domestic versus foreign practices and production methods.

Key Features

  • The most complete and authoritative book on soybeans
  • Features internationally recognized authors in the 21-chapter book
  • Offers sufficient depth to meet the needs of experts in the subject matter, as well as individuals with basic knowledge of the topic


Food and feed scientists, oilseed crop scientists and researchers, chemical engineers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 The History of the Soybean
    Theodore Hymowitz

    Chapter 2 Breeding, Genetics, and Production of Soybeans
    James H. Orf

    Chapter 3 Harvesting, Storing, and Post-Harvest Management of Soybeans
    Carl J. Bern, H. Mark Hanna, and William F. Wilcke

    Chapter 4 Effect of Pests and Diseases on Soybean Quality
    John Rupe and Randall G. Luttrell

    Chapter 5 Economics of Soybean Production, Marketing, and Utilization
    Peter D. Goldsmith

    Chapter 6 Measurement and Maintenance of Soybean Quality
    Marvin R. Paulsen

    Chapter 7 Lipids
    Jose A. Gerde and Pamela J. White

    Chapter 8 Soybean Proteins
    Patricia A. Murphy

    Chapter 9 Soybean Carbohydrates
    Ingomar S. Middelbos and George C. Fahey, Jr.

    Chapter 10 Minor Constituents and Phytochemicals of Soybeans
    Tong Wang

    Chapter 11 Oil Recovery from Soybeans
    Lawrence A. Johnson

    Chapter 12 Soybean Oil Purification
    Richard D. O’Brien

    Chapter 13 Soybean Oil Modification
    Richard D. O’Brien

    Chapter 14 Food Use of Whole Soybeans
    KeShun Liu

    Chapter 15 Food Uses for Soybean Oil and Alternatives to trans Fatty Acids in Foods
    Kathleen A. Warner

    Chapter 16 Bioenergy and Biofuels from Soybeans
    Jon Van Gerpen and Gerhard Knothe

    Chapter 17 Biobased Products from Soybeans
    John F. Schmitz, Sevim Z. Erhan, Brajendra K. Sharma, Lawrence A. Johnson,  and Deland J. Myers

    Chapter 18 Nutritional Properties and Feeding Values of Soybeans and Their Coproducts
    Hans H. Stein, Larry L. Berger, James K. Drackley, George C. Fahey, Jr., David C. Hernot, and Carle M. Parsons

    Chapter 19 Soy Protein Products, Processing, and Utilization
    Nicolas A. Deak, Lawrence A. Johnson, Edmund W. Lusas, Khee Choon Rhee

    Chapter 20 Human Nutrition Value of Soybean Oil and Soy Protein
    Alison M. Hill, Heather I. Katcher, Brent D. Flickinger, and Penny M. Kris-Etherton

    Chapter 21 Soybean Production and Processing in Brazil
    Peter D. Goldsmith

Product details

  • No. of pages: 850
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press and AOCS Press 2015
  • Published: August 8, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press and AOCS Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128043523
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781893997646

About the Editors

Lawrence Johnson

Lawrence Johnson received his Bachelors of Science in Food Technology from the Ohio State University in 1969, his Masters of Science in Food Science from North Carolina State University in 1971, and his Ph.D. in Food Science from Kansas State University in 1978. His areas of specialization include: Processing of cereals and legumes, effects of processing on nutritional and functional properties, extraction and separation of crops into food ingredients, food applications and processing of vegetable proteins, fats and oils processing and utilization, and protein and lipid chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Center for Crops Utilization Research; Director, BioCentury Research Farm; Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

Pamela White

Pamela J. White, Ph.D., currently serves as Dean for the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University, and is a University Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Her research program is centered around value-added crop research important to today’s agricultural economy, and specifically includes expertise in lipid oxidation and oil quality, trans fats, and carbohydrate structure/function relationships. She works with corn, oats, and soybeans, to implement and evaluate plant-based anipulation of starch, soluble fiber, and oil composition. White has been active in the governance of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS), having held the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Member-at Large, and served as Chair of the Lipid Oxidation/Quality Division. Currently, White serves as a member of the AOCS Books and Special Publications Committee, and as a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society and an International Research Journal in lipids, Grasas y Aceites. She was an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society from 1990 through 2004. White also has contributed to the governance of the American Association of Cereal Chemists, International (AACCI), where she served as Chair of the Carbohydrate Division and Chair of the Starch Round Table Board, among other assignments. White was elected in April 2007 to membership on the newly formed Food Additives Expert Committee of the U.S. Pharmacopeia (formerly the Committee on Food Chemicals Codex of the Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, the National Academies of Science, where she served as vice-chair from 2004 to 2006 and as a member from 2000-2004). At ISU, White received the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research in 1999, the Regents Faculty Excellence Award in 2000, and was awarded the title of University Professor in 2001. From her professional associations, she was awarded the AACCI Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001, the AOCS Bailey Award for Recognition of Outstanding Research in Fats and Oils in 2002, and was named Fellow of the AOCS in 2004. From the Institute of Food Technologists, she received the 2009 Stephen S. Chang Research and Development Award for significant research nd development contributions to the understanding of food science, food technology, or nutrition, and the 2010 Food Chemistry Division Lecturer Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, Dean's Chair, in the College of Human Sciences and University Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

Richard Galloway

Richard Galloway is president of Galloway and Associates, LLC, a business consulting firm serving domestic and foreign agricultural processing, vegetable oil refining and grain handling industries. He is currently lead consultant for two major initiatives of the United Soybean Board to improve the nutrition of soybean oil and the feed value of soybean meal and to increase the protein and oil level of soybeans grown in the northern U.S. soybean belt. In association with USB, he is a consultant to the QUALISOY Board, a collaborative effort among the soybean industry to help market the development and availability of trait-enhanced soybeans, including the recently released low linolenic soy. He is also co-editor of Soybeans: Chemistry, Production, Processing, and Utilization, a widely used reference book published by the American Oil Chemists Society. Richard has more than 30 years experience in the oilseed processing and vegetable oil refining industries with Gold Kist of Atlanta and Quincy Soybean Company of Quincy, IL. For seven years he has provided consulting services to the oilseed and refining industries in the US and Latin America.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Galloway and Associates, LLC, St. Louis, MO, USA

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