Soy protein isolate offers solubility, heat stability

by Jeff Gelski
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VANCOUVER, B.C. — Burcon NutraScience Corp. has developed Clarisoy, a soy protein isolate that is 100% soluble and transparent in acidic solutions, which allows for applications down to a pH of 2.5, the company said Nov. 4. Clarisoy is heat-stable and shows promise in a variety of food and beverage applications.

Vancouver-based Burcon NutraScience has filed patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect the process for the production of plant proteins, including acid soluble soy protein isolates and to protect Clarisoy, the product derived from the production. The patent applications also seek to protect the functional and nutritional applications of Clarisoy as an ingredient in foods and beverages.

"For the past 10 years, Burcon has focused its efforts on developing the world’s first commercial canola proteins, Puratein and Supertein," said Johann F. Tergesen, president and chief operating officer of Burcon NutraScience. "Today’s announcement demonstrates Burcon’s ability to leverage our talented team of scientists and engineers to exploit a second major opportunity. That opportunity is the existing multi-billion dollar global soy protein market."

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