A novel method for separating sogbean beta -conglycinin and glycinin from d
efatted soymilk by a phytase treatment was developed. Phytase was added to
defatted soymilk (1000FYT/100 g of protein) at pH 6.0, and the mixture incu
bated for 1 h at 40 degreesC, This procedure separated beta -conglycinin an
d glycinin without seeding a reducing agent or cooling into the soluble and
insoluble fractions, respectively. Simultaneously most of the phytate in b
oth proteins was removed.