The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 14, 1978, Image 7

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Oilseed in dessert? THE BATTALION Page 7 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1978 or live e said. Buttaliun photo by Jana Hazlett Carnation station 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 cottonseed proteins. 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 a go. 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 oilseed-replacement-leyel formula 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 cheaper product.” 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 ice cream. Got your corsage for Freshman Ball yet? Better hurry — come by & select or design your "just perfect" corsage or boutonniere. And while you're there, look over our roses & other fresh flowers and green plants for every occasion. | University Flower Shop 1049 Texas Ave. (Next to Sambo's) We Wire Flowers Anywhere 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 ( hygiene. IticleJ I The grant was presented to the walet feo" 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 tees. 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 cents. The program is sponsored by Great Issues and the Committee for the Awareness of Mexican- American Culture. 6th Anniversary Portrait Sale Save On Boot Pictures 2 for 1 irker ICEfOB 2.0252 photography 405 UNIVERSITY DR. NORTHGATE TOKYO STCJW HOUSC AGGIE SPECIAL $260 DINNER Includes: Sweet and Sour Chicken Egg Roll Fried Won Ton Chop Suey Fried Rice Fortune Cookies Specials good for students Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Sun. Open 5-10 Tues.-Sun. Closed Mondays 2025 Texas Avenue Townshire Shopping Copter 822-1301 r GREAT ISSUES & CAMAC PRESENTS A PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE STATUS OF THE MIGRANT FARMWORKER WITH: Carlos Truan-State Senator Joaquin Avila-M. A.L. D.E.F. Antonio Orendain-Tex. Farmworkers Union Jose A. Gomez-United Farmworkers Union STUDENTS FREE NON-STUDENTS $.50 FEB. 14 8:00 PM RM 301 RUDDER T. 0 HAPPY HOUR Music A Snacks Half Price Drinks Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m. G STJmo£ DEPOT SML FM30 (Huntsville Highway)/693-7623 ■ THIS WEEK AT THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER Ld D I- Tuesday, Feb.14 CAMAC: Status of the Migrant Farmworker; 301 Rudder 8 p.m. Recreation: Backgammon p.m. Recreation: Backgammon Club; 228 MSC 7:15 p.m., Disc Associa tion; 350 MSC 7 p.m. r- a: Friday, Feb. 17 SCONA: Future Energy Technologies; 201 MSC 8 p.m. Address on Private Sector; Rudder Theater 12:15 Aggie Cinema: The War Wagon; Rudder 8 p.m. The Hellfighters; Rudder 9:50 p.m. Mother, Jugs and Speed; Rudder 12 p.m. LO o Ixl Wednesday, Feb. 15 SCONA: Opening Presentation; Rudder Theater 2:45 p.m. Address to the Confer ence — Congressman Olin E. Teague. Keynote Address — Mr. Dale Meyers, Department of Energy. Question and Answer Period. Open Round Table - Public in vited. Recreation: Bridge; 212 MSC 7:15 p.nrv Saturday, Feb. 18 Aggie Cinema: The Green Berets; Rud der 8 p.m. The Cow boys; Rudder 10:30 p.m. m cr Monday, Feb. 13 Videotape: The Sun beam Solution and The Nuclear Dilemma; All Week on the Monitors Arts: Love Affair; Rud der Theater 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 CPAS: Texas Opera Theater performing Robinson Crusoe; Rudder Auditorium 8:15 p.m. Cepheid: The Little Pr ince; 701 Rudder 8 & 10 p.m. SCONA Conference All you do is write a check. At most banks the procedure for getting a loan is pretty simple: All you need to do is call for an appointment, drive to the bank, see a loan officer (after a short wait), explain your plans, complete some paperwork, etc. The procedure for a Bank of A&M Cash Reserve customer is even simpler: All you do is write a check. Cash Reserve is a pre-arranged line of credit for Bank of A&M customers. It’s easy to qualify for, and the credit you establish is yours to use on a revolving basis over and over. No gimmicks. And absolutely no cost — until you write yourself a loan. And the best part: repayment is automatically deducted from your checking account monthly (at terms and amounts you authorize in advance). No coupon books, no late payment fees. For cash reserve checking, see the Bank of A&M. We’re more than a bank because you’re more than a customer. Sunday, Feb. 19 Aggie Cinema: The Alamo; RudderS p.m. if) Bank of A&M 111 UNIVERSITY DRIVE / MEMBER FDIC