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A method of reducing the formation of hexanal by plant parts comprises breaking the plant parts, adding thereto an agent comprising lipoxygenase 3 enzyme and allowing the plant parts to remain in contact with the enzyme under conditions effective to attain the desired effect. A method of producing a low odor plant part meal or flour comprises breaking up the plant parts, adding an agent with lipoxygenase 3 enzyme and allowing the plant parts to remain in contact with the enzyme under conditions effective to attain the desired effect. An improved composition comprises a hexanal producing plant part meal or flour and an agent with lipoxygenase 3 enzyme which is substantially devoid of lipoxygenase enzyme 1 and 2 activities, optionally with other edible ingredients such as other low-hexanal producing flours. Improved edible products are produced using the invention which have less objectionable odor and flavor. This invention facilitates better tailoring of the flavor of food products to the desires of the consumers.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Hildebrand, David; Kemp, Thomas R.; Andersen, Roger; and Loughrin, John H., "Method of Reducing Odor Associated with Hexanal Production in Plant Products" (1991). Plant and Soil Sciences Faculty Patents. 27.