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Stability of isoflavones in soy milk stored at elevated and ambient temperatures.

Soy isoflavones are widely recognized for their potential health benefits. The increased use of traditional and new food products calls for the assessment of their stability during processing and storage. The present study examines the stability of genistein and daidzein derivatives in soy milk. Soy milk was stored at ambient and elevated temperatures, and the change in isoflavone concentration was monitored with time. Genistin loss in time showed typical first-order kinetics, with rate constants ranging from 0.437-3.871 to 61-109 days(-1) in the temperature ranges of 15-37 and 70-90 degrees C, respectively. The temperature dependence of genistin loss followed the Arrhenius relation with activation energies of 7.2 kcal/ mol at ambient temperatures and 17.6 kcal/ mol at elevated temperatures. At early stages of soy milk storage at 80 and 90 degrees C, the 6' '-O-acetyldaidzin concentration increased, followed by a slow decrease. The results obtained in this study can serve as a basis for estimating the shelf life of soy milk as related to its genistin content.[1]


  1. Stability of isoflavones in soy milk stored at elevated and ambient temperatures. Eisen, B., Ungar, Y., Shimoni, E. J. Agric. Food Chem. (2003) [Pubmed]
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