The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 14, 1978, Image 7
Oilseed in dessert?
THE BATTALION Page 7
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1978
Buttaliun photo by Jana Hazlett
Linda Neal, a member of Omega Phi Alpha, sells carnations
lor Valentine’s Day in the Memorial Student Center. Profits
from flower sales to fellow Aggies will be used by the women’s
service organization for projects.
Grad student gets $5,000
By KATHRYN GOFF
Oilseed proteins may soon r^^
place some of the non-fat milk solids
in the frozen dessert product known
as “soft serve,” says a campus food
researcher. In fact, oilseed “soft
serve” may be superior to the usual
formula, sensory panel residts shovy.
Dr. James T. Lawhon, an as
sociate at the Food Protein Re'
search and Development Center,
said that because of an anticipated
scarcity of non-fat milk solids, tho
center has been researching Ways ol
substituting non-fat milk solids in
soft serve with soy and glandless
Lawhon said non-fat milk solids
are becoming scarce because of itr
creased use as an ingredient in it:0
cream, yogurts, cheeses and othef
dairy products. Researchers are ex
perimenting with oilseed proteins as
possibly cheaper replacements for
non-fat milk solids, he said.
Researchers altered the old soft-
serve ice cream formula with con
cent of soy and of glandless cotton
seed proteins, Lawhon said.
Glandless cottonseed, he said, is a
non-pigmented and non-toxic type
of cottonseed discovered 25 years
The altered formulas were com
pared with the original formula, and
tested in the laboratory for color,
body, consistency, aridity and
overrun,’ — the percentage of
fluid mix that will freeze to a solid
mass- An eight-member sensory
panel, composed of faculty mem
bers and students, judged the sam
ples for color, texture, flavor, odor
and overall quality, Lawhon said.
Cathy Payne said the sensory
panel judged the five percent
to be a superior formula to the orig
inal formula. Payne said the panel
found levels of up to 20 percent
'glandless cottonseed protein re
placement, and up to 40 percent soy
protein replacement were accept
able, and weren’t detectably differ
ent from the original formula. Be
yond those levels Payne said, the
sensory panel noticed differences in
flavor and color.
Lawhon said, “Any manufacturer
who can get the (cotton and soy)
products could replace the formula
with these types of oilseed products.
It could mean they could just have a
Experiments with cottonseed
have been conducted on other dairy
products, Payne said. Mellorine,
which is an ice cream substitute
made of vegetable fat, is an exam
ple. Payne said that oilseed re
placement of milk solids can reach
up to 100 percent in mellorine, but
“it doesn’t taste like the greatest
thing in the world.” Nevertheless,
“you can do wonders with it with
flavoring, like chocolate... the flavor
ing (of mellorine untouched) is not a
true vanilla,” Payne said.
According to a Food Protein R&D
Center quarterly report, soft serve
was selected as the model food for
this project because the FDA is con
sidering allowing protein substitutes
to take the place of milk solids in
frozen desserts. Soft serve sales
have risen since the product s intro
duction in the late 1940s and
equipment needed for research with
soft serve is one-fifth cheaper than
equipment needed for conventional
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Migrant farm issues featured
Dow Chemical USA of Midland,
Mich., has presented $5,000 to sup-
lort a Texas A&M student working
|>r a master’s degree in industrial
IticleJ I The grant was presented to the
College of Engineering by R.L.
“Roger” Daniel, manager ol
environmental health services at
Dow’s Freeport operation.
The student will receive $4,500
and the remainder will he used to
finance research supplies, equip
ment and services.
A panel program featuring discus
sion of migrant farm workers issues
will be presented tonight by two
Memorial Student Center commit
The panel will consist of Jose An
tonio Gomez, United Farmworkers
leader; Antonio Orendian, Texas
Farmworkers spokesman; Joaquip
Avila, Mexican-American Legal De
fense and Education Fund, and
Senior Carlos Truan, Texas law
maker of Corpus Christi.
The panel is set for 8 p m. in 301
Rudder Tower. Texas A&M Univer
sity students will be admitted free.
For others, admittance will be 50
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