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International Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 474720, 7 pages
Research Article

Role of Polysaccharides in Complex Mixtures with Soy Protein Hydrolysate on Foaming Properties Studied by Response Surface Methodology

Departamento de Industrias, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, 1428 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Received 28 June 2013; Revised 9 December 2013; Accepted 10 December 2013; Published 4 February 2014

Academic Editor: Vladimir Kren

Copyright © 2014 Karina D. Martínez and Ana M. R. Pilosof. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The complex mixture studied, a hydrolyzed soy protein (HSP), κ-carrageenan (κC), and an hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), could be used as a foaming agent under refrigeration or heating conditions because of the presence of one polysaccharide (HPMC) that gels on heating and another (κC) that gels on cooling. The objective of this work was to study the role of these polysaccharides on foaming properties by whipping methods at heating conditions. For this purpose, response surface methodology was used to optimize the mixed product in foamed food systems. The obtained results showed that the combination of E4M, κC, and HSP is an adequate strategy to generate good foam capacity and stability at heating conditions. The huge stability increase of foams at heating conditions was ascribed to combined effect of polysaccharides: gelling property of E4M and the viscozieng character imparted by κC to continuous phase of foaming.