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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops and their Co-Products

Location: Healthy Processed Foods Research

Title: Low calorie nutritional compositions for maintaining metabolic balance

item McHugh, Tara
item Olson, Donald
item Ames, Bruce -
item Shigenaga, Mark -
item Mccann, Joyce -
item Snyder, Michele -

Research conducted cooperatively with:
item Children's Hospital And Research Center Of Oakland

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Pct (Patent Cooperation Treaty)
Publication Acceptance Date: December 7, 2011
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: The present invention provides nutritional compositions {for example, sensorially acceptable nutritional compositions) that comprise a fruit component, a fiber component, and a micronutrient component. Also provided are methods of making and using the nutritional compositions.

Technical Abstract: This invention provides unique, sensorially acceptable formulations for bars which can be used to improve metabolic balance in humans. These bars contain three main components: a fruit component, a fiber component and a micronutrient component. Together these components work together to provide multiple nutritional benefits. Also provided are processes for manufacturing the bars using these formulations.

Last Modified: 7/23/2016