Director Maeda of Fuji Oil Co.,Ltd. Awarded "Medal with Purple Ribbon"
Below is a list of prominent factors that lead to the award.
[Establishing the world's first manufacturing technology]
He was rewarded for establishing the world's first successful industrialized process of extracting highly pure water-soluble soy polysaccharides from okara, through the application of a unique set of process conditions.
[Contributing to the food industry and consumer diet]
Improvements in different usages of water-soluble soy polysaccharides brought forth a vast effect over conventional technology in properties of low-viscosity acidic lactic beverages, rice, and noodles. These results made significant contributions to the food industry and the consumer diet.
[New findings in academic research]
Revealed the complete structure of water-soluble soy polysaccharides and ascertained the interaction between milk protein and starch through fundamental studies.
[Contributing to the conservation of resources and environment]
Answered the call for an effective method of utilizing bean curd residue, or okara, which as a form of industrial waste is conventionally treated through incineration or used as animal feed.