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Legume Lab SL

Creating a consistent and safe product that looks and tastes the same during every batch can be challenging for any food or beverage manufacturer.

To ensure product quality, achieve exact temperature and reduce energy usage, processors can look no further than Hydro-Thermal for a customized heating solution. Our patented heating system works by mixing steam and process liquids completely while delivering precise temperature and instantaneous heating. For more information on our advanced culinary steam injection technology, click here.

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Applications for Food and Beverage Processing


Technical Papers

Enhanced functionality of pea-rice protein isolate blends through direct steam injection processing

Washington State University students researched the effects of direct steam injection on pea-rice protein.

To view the abstract and download the full article, click here.


A summary of their findings:

  • The study demonstrated that using Hydro-Thermal’s Direct Steam Injection (DSI) technology, that the functional properties of Pea and Rice Protein isolates are enhanced while not degrading, but maintaining the amino acid composition and overall protein quality.
  • The high shear and temperature in combination with high pH resulted in creation of modified proteins that become more hydrophilic and improve solubility. Therefore, allowing food processors to have components that disperse better and more easily.
  • DSI also improved emulsifying activity, foam stability, and oil holding capacity. All of which are crucial for food companies requiring natural methods of creating stability in complex food systems that customers constantly demand.


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