In the study, there were compared contents of various components (protein, fatty acids, stachyose level, and activity of trypsin inhibitor) in preparations precipitated from several different varieties of pea (Koral, Poa, Ramir, and Piast) at an iso-electric point of proteins. The usefulness of two polyelectrolytes (a cationic ‘Magnafloc M-22S’ and an anionic ‘Superfloc A-150’) for obtaining protein preparations from a ‘Piast’ pea variety was also tested. Additionally, the preparations were precipitated from flour the proteins of which were chemically modified using with an acetic and succinic anhydride. The study showed that the content of individual components in the preparations investigated highly depended on the pea variety. The preparations precipitated using polyelectrolytes contained higher amounts of fatty acids if compared with the preparation obtained using an acid. When high-molecular polyelectrolytes were applied, the protein content was significantly higher in preparations after the chemical modification than in preparations flocculated without prior chemical modification.
pea, protein preparations, methods of coagulation, protein, trypsin inhibitor, stachyose