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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Z-Trim: New Dietary Fiber Gel for Fat Replacement

Author
item Inglett, George

Submitted to: Fat and Cholesterol Reduced Foods Meeting
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 1, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Z-Trim is a new generation fat replacer and texturizing ingredient which offers a healthful opportunity for foods with pleasing texture and lower calorie value. Low-cost agricultural byproducts such as hulls of oats, corn, rice, soybean, and peas, or brans from corn and wheat are treated in a multistage process to completely disintegrate their morphological cellular structures. The generated cellular fragments are purified, dried, and milled to an easy-flowing powder. When rehydrated, Z-Trim particles absorb water producing large deformable structures giving inordinately high viscosities with smooth mouthfeel. Z-Trim uses, in the range of one gram or less, can replace 90 fat calories in some foods.

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