INFORM magazine and INFORM SmartBrief contain articles on the latest scientific advancements, business developments, and critical issues affecting oils, fats, and related materials.

INFORM magazine

Published 10 times a year, INFORM magazine provides comprehensive reviews and original articles on such topics as:

  • 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 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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May 2024

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Begin at the end when isolating plant proteins
Does it foam? Does it flow? Who will eat it? Is it soluble? Many important questions surround the preparation of protein-rich food. Whether for a high protein baked good or a post-workout protein drink, this story describes how it is best to consider the end product when preparing to concentrate or isolate proteins.

Overcoming sustainability challenges to innovate plant protein products
To maintain status as the more sustainable protein source, plant protein growers and processors are researching how to minimize their environmental impact. Read about those efforts, and the question of whether protein products should be labeled ultra-processed foods, in this story.

Protein aerogels from defatted rice bran design
This story tells how a team of researchers developed a high-protein food ingredient from defatted rice bran. Using supercritical CO2, these scientists developed a greener processing method for creating aerogels from a protein source that would normally just be fed to animals or considered waste.

Macauba side streams: An emerging protein and fiber sourcedesign
The macauba palm holds potential as a more sustainable palm oil source than the African palm due to it being adapted to different climates. In this article, researchers describe how macauba might also contain value as a source of protein and fiber.

INFORM Smartbrief

INFORM SmartBrief is a companion product, published weekly to keep you up to date on developing regulations, research, technology, and more. This e-newsletter is aggregated by an INFORM magazine staff writer, who sorts through the barrage of oils- and fats-related notifications to bring you only the most relevant news.

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