MODERN BREEDING APPROACHES TO ENHANCING SOY PROTEIN QUALITY

Soybean meal is the dominant protein source for livestock and human nutrition. The nutritional value of soy protein can be further enhanced through genetic selection for elevated levels of growth limiting amino acids such as the sulphur-containing amino acids, methionine, and cysteine. Soy meal also contains phytate, a phosphorous compound that is not digestible by…

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APPLAUSE FOR OUR SA FARMERS

The Lockdown period has led to a newfound respect for our local food producers. Bacon, eggs, milk, fruit, juice, sandwiches, steak, salad, braaied mielies. We take the ready availability of such food for granted. We have been assured of uninterrupted supply during the lockdown period aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus in South Africa.…

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HOW IS SUNFLOWER OIL EXTRACTED?

Sunflower oil production has the following manufacturing processes: cleaning of the seeds, grinding of the seeds, pressing and extraction of crude oil from these seeds and then further refining the oil obtained before packaging. A volatile hydrocarbon like hexane is used as a solvent to extract the oil. Cleaning De-hulling Grinding Pressing Solvent extraction Refining…

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SUNFLOWER OIL FACTS

DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUNFLOWER OIL There are four types of sunflower oil, all of which are made from sunflower seeds that are bred to produce different fatty acid compositions. These include high linoleic (68% linoleic acid), mid-oleic (NuSun, 65% oleic acid), high oleic (82% oleic acid), and high stearic/high oleic (Nutrisun, 72% oleic acid, 18%…

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