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.

April 2017

April 2017
Volume 28 (4)

Featured Articles

China’s evolving edible oils industry
While much of China is becoming increasingly westernized, cultural and economic factors make China’s patterns of edible oil production and consumption unique. Inform takes a look at the world’s largest consumer of edible oils.

A rapid analytical method for detecting fraud in peanut oil
A new method based on low-field nuclear magnetic resonance and chemometrics detects adulteration of peanut oil with other vegetable oils in just 5 minutes.

Multiple regression analysis to predict palm oil behavior for confectionery applications
How does sugar affect the behavior of palm oil in a bonbon? Researchers use multiple regression analysis to predict such characteristics as solid fat content and firmness.

Simplified, highly multiplex pathogen analysis for agricultural, food, water, and environmental sampling
DNA-based molecular testing is becoming the new gold standard in microbial testing. The pros and cons of various pathogen testing technologies are reviewed.

Sustainable extraction of nature’s oil and protein storage vesicles
The commercial use of oleosomes has expanded significantly. Learn how these oilseed storage vessels are isolated and used in cosmetic applications.

Eutectic solvent for the treatment of agro-industrial low-grade-oils
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are biodegradable, nonflammable, less toxic, cheaper, and have much lower melting points than ionic liquids. DESs were used recently in numerous applications to replace conventional solvents, including esterification reactions.

A comparison of four common bleaching clays
The color- and phenolic compound-removing abilities of four types of adsorbents commonly used in industrial oil bleaching are compared.

Rendered products in pet food: delivering protein and sustainability
With a rapidly increasing human population and limited supply of land and water resources for food production, the use of sustainable ingredients in pet foods will be essential. What are the implications for rendered products?

Combining modern plant breeding and enzyme technology to obtain highly enriched erucic acid from Crambe oil
A newly developed transgenic Crambe line produces seed oil with 68% erucic acid compared to 53% in the wild type oil.


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