The increasing need for protein-rich food by humans and animals has created the need for alternative protein sources. Palm Protein could be one of the potential proteins. It is a product of palm kernel meal (cake) derived from the process of extracting protein from palm kernel by product (patent aplication No. P120100004553). The process involves thermal extraction of soluble protein in palm kernel cake (PKC) and preciption of protein by organic acid solvent. This product could be used for food industries such as meat analog, white egg substitute, baked produces and as nutritional supplements for the pharmaceutical industry. Moreover, Palm Protein could be a protein feed additive in animal feed formulations.
Main Research: Mohd Firdaus Othman