Submitted to: American Chemical Society Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 1, 1999
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Nu-TrimX is a new ingredient for enhancing the taste and texture of foods that are considered "good-for-you" or "heart-healthy". It has a nutraceutical component, soluble beta-glucan, that lowers blood cholesterol. These properties increase the quality of food and increase the health benefits of food at the same time. As a natural whole grain ingredient, Nu-TrimX can be made organic, as well as natural. The processing appears to make the beta-glucan more biologically active. It enhances the natural taste of bread, pasta, and baked pastries. Its creamy properties make it an excellent component in dairy spreads, desserts, coffee creamers, and yogurts. Blended composites are available for further nutritional and supplement applications. Nu-TrimX technology is available for licensing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cooperative studies can be arranged for its evaluation in various products for market development.