[Coconut (Cocos Nucifera L.) and the Preparation of a Milk Substitute]

Rev Farm Bioquim Univ Sao Paulo. Jul-Dec 1975;13(2):351-74.
[Article in Portuguese]

Abstract

Coconut (Cocos nucifera, L.) is an abundant product in Brazil. The authors studied the use of the protein fraction to prepare "milk-substitute" beverages. The analyses were made on albumen, copra and cake. Protein coconut extraction was tried with water; NaCl solutions in different concentrations; HCl and NaOH solutions in different concentrations; HCl and NaOH solutions at different pH values. The extracted proteins were analysed for aminoacid composition and chemical score. The best results of protein extraction were obtained with NaCl 1 M solution using the ratio 100:75 (coconut:solution). The extracted proteins were coagulated with trichloroacetic acid and separated with water and analysed for aminoacid composition and solubility.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids / analysis
  • Animals
  • Brazil
  • Cocos*
  • Food Analysis*
  • Food, Formulated
  • Food-Processing Industry
  • Milk*
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Plant Proteins / analysis

Substances

  • Amino Acids
  • Plant Proteins