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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: HEALTH PROMOTING FOODS: ENZYMATIC MODIFIED CEREALS AND THEIR CARBOHYDRATES

Location: Functional Foods Research Unit

Project Number: 3620-41000-146-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: Jun 15, 2009
End Date: May 31, 2010

Objective:
The objective is to generate new value-added polysaccharides containing biological active dietary fibers from cereal grains for the nutraceutical and functional food markets. Evaluate the experimental conditions using chemical and enzyme systems for obtaining unique compositions. Examine the created polysaccharides containing elevated dietary fiber compositions (including soluble beta-glucan fibers) for their nutritional benefits related to cardiovascular and diabetic diseases. Continue scientific and technological innovative research on development, extensions, and market possibilities for earlier ARS generated TRIM Technologies: Oatrim, Z-Trim, and Nutrim.

Approach:
The approach is to develop methods for concentrating bioactive cereal fibers using wet thermo-shearing and wet vibro-screen separators. Hydrothermal and microfluiderization will be explored as well as hydrocolloidal aggregative formations. Beta-glucan products, having suitable biologically active properties, will be evaluated for properties to create new technologies similar to the prior ARS generated TRIM Technologies. The suitable products will be scaled up for utility applications and shared with collaborators and potential users.

Last Modified: 7/23/2014
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