stabilizes mixtures of gums with protein and actually is a
naturally occurring coacervate with conlinin protein.
As such flaxseed gum might see increasing utility as a food
ingredient. A series of commercial products produced by
extraction of flaxseed, flaxseed meal or flaxseed hulls are
presented in Table 1.
FlAxsEED pRODUct tRENDs
Flaxseed consumption is increasing and there is a great opportunity for expanded production to match increased demand.
New lower cost products will see increased use of flaxseed oil,
and possibly meal products in feed and food. Flaxseed cultivars with proven and improved composition will be used for
health products to maintain or improve its value to consumers.
Moreover, new highly enriched products are emerging from the
flaxseed portfolio that provide specific benefits to consumers.
Flaxseed consumer sophistication will align with equally sophisticated new products.
Dr. Martin J. T. Reaney is a professor in the College of Agriculture
and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan, and is also
the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture (SMA) Chair of Lipid
Quality and Utilization. The SMA chair is mandated to develop
new technology for oilseed processing and producing commercial bioproducts with enhanced value. The commercial activity resulting from this research is intended to generate wealth
for the Canadian agriculture sector. Reaney's research interest involves exploring orbitides compounds including a range of
natural health products, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics, and
developing technology to bring these compounds to the market for a broad range of applications. He recently formed Prairie
Tide Chemicals Inc. (PTC) to commercialize several recent
discoveries of an abundant source of flax compounds. He can
be contacted at email@example.com.
Dr. Youn Young Shim is a Research Officer of Lipid Quality
and Utilization in the Department of Plant Sciences at the
University of Saskatchewan and a Chief Science Officer in Prairie
Tide Chemicals Inc. Her current research interest is to determine
the role of flaxseed proteins and peptides in health outcomes.
Shim coordinates research activities with partner agencies and
collaborators in Europe and Asia.
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