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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Soluble-Fiber Ingredient from Oats: Uses in Foods and Some Health Benefits

item Inglett, George

Submitted to: International Food Technology
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 12, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Soluble-fibers are considered important dietary substances for good health and disease prevention. Oat soluble fiber, beta-glucan, is known to lower blood cholesterol in animals and humans. The fat substitute, Oatrim, is enzymatically derived from oats and contains the soluble beta-glucan which retains its hypocholesterolemic properties. Many reduced fat and fat-free foods now use Oatrim for fat replacement. Among the many foods are low-fat meats; fat-free cheeses, and low-fat bakery products. Some sensory parameters of Oatrim usage in cookies and truffles are examined by an analytical sensory evaluation panel.

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