Defatted foodstuff with innovative application
PUFA rich high nutritional oils for food supplementation and cosmetics.
THERE’S ONE WAY TO GET IT FAT FREE: THROUGH CO2 WITH SFE
Conventional cocoa defatting processes are mechanical, using either presses or expellers, and they hit a wall at approximately 10% of residual fat content. Further defatting is just not feasible by mechanical means. CO2-SFE, however, further reduces fat content down to < 0.5% — with no negative impact on polyphenol content or quality. In addition, this comprehensive defatting method also meets current regulation and ordinance standards regarding cocoa processing.
Truly fat free cocoa powder opens a completely new spectrum of applications, including sweets, fat free creams, fillings and baked goods.
The solubility of lipophilic substances also facilitates the extraction of valuable fats and oils. Here, the oil seed is directly extracted after milling, for instance to isolate fatty acids without damaging them.
The selectivity and modulability of CO2 solvent power versus sterins and other vegetable active ingredients can also be applied for scrubbing purposes. Here, active ingredient feedstock is freed of triglycerides (deoiled), and can thus be concentrated and stabilized. Naturally, off-flavor components resulting from the process itself can be easily extracted as well.
The advantages of cocoa defatting/deoiling using supercritical fluid extraction with carbon dioxide:
The cocoa butter is completely removed from the cocoa powder—with no loss of polyphenole content or quality
New applications for fat free powder
100% compliant with ordinances and regulations for cocoa processing
Efficient extraction of valuable fats and oils from oilseeds
Scrubs/deoils vegetable active ingredients
No process-related solvent residue—inherent to CO2 extraction technology and method