INFORM magazine

INFORM magazine is an AOCS member benefit providing information about the latest scientific advances, business developments, trends and critical issues in the areas of oils, fats and related materials.

Published 10 times a year, INFORM Magazine includes comprehensive reviews and short articles about research, new analytical methods and technologies, processing technologies that improve efficiency and sustainability, health and nutrition, formulation science, critical business issues, and many other topics.

Each issue also includes patent abstracts compiled by a registered US patent agent, journal references assembled by a team of experts in a variety of areas, and coverage of regulatory issues from around the globe.

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October 2020

Table of Contents

INFORM coverNew developments in vegetable oil materials science
Researchers are optimizing vegetable oil chemistry to make products that rival petroleum-based ones, but with petroleum prices so low, demand is uncertain.

Evaluation of avocado oil sold in the United States
Adulteration and quality issues in avocado oil signals the need to develop standards for this increasingly popular oil.

Exploring pulse ingredients as egg replacement solutions in food systems
Pulse ingredients have less saturated fat and more dietary fiber and minerals than eggs, but can they do the same jobs as eggs in bakery and other products?

Rice bran as a potential antidiabetic food material
About 500,000 tons of rice bran are discarded annually. An in vivo study uncovers a potential new use for the water-soluble fraction.

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