Defatting

The Best Form for the Best Results

In most applications, when Valensa conducts high pressure supercritical CO2 extraction, the primary product is the oil. In other instances the defatted cake that results from the separation from the oil is the primary product with the oil secondary.

Defatted cake resulting from the supercritical CO2 process is totally viable and can be marketed or used for further processing in a wide range of human/food applications. An interesting example of this is seen with chia seed extraction. After processing with supercritical CO2, the extract cake contains virtually no fat or oil. The resultant powder is approximately 50% protein and 50% carbohydrates that exist essentially as fiber. This type of product is considered ideal for a number of food applications.

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