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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: The Use of Fantesk in Industrial and Food Applications

Authors
item Erhan, Selim
item Eskins, Kenneth
item Fanta, George

Submitted to: United States Japan Natural Resources Protein Panel
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: December 15, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Fantesk**TM is a multipurpose carrying agent. It is prepared by cooking oil, water, and starch. The product is a stable gel. It can contain up to 50% oil. It can be dried to a film and reduced to a dry, non-oily powder. This powder can be resuspended in water to produce a stable gel. It can be used in carrying oil and fat to give a satisfying mouthfeel at a fraction of the amount of fat used in conventional ways to prepare e.g., sausages, hamburgers, and ice creams. It can be used in transporting pharmaceuticals. It can be used as a carrying agent for essential oils, tocopherols, carotenes, and pigments in cosmetic formulations. The adhesive film forming characteristics of Fantesk**TM makes it possible to be used in film coatings for agricultural seed and seedlings. These film coatings could carry oil-based herbicides and pesticides targeted to the seed as well as hormones, growth regulators, biologicals, and nutrients. Fantesk**TM also acts as an environmentally friendly emulsifier for lipid materials. Its potential for use in various applications increases with the fact that it is cheap and Generally Accepted as Safe (GRAS).

Technical Abstract: Fantesk**TM is a multipurpose carrying agent. It is a composite, prepared by co-jet cooking oil, water, and starch. This cooking produces a very stable emulsion, a lubricous fluid gel, containing up to 50% oil. It can be drum dried to a film and reduced to a dry, non-oily powder. This powder, which is stable, can be resuspended in water to produce a stable gel, resembling the original gel from the jet cooker. It can be used in carrying oil and fat to give a satisfying mouthfeel at a fraction of the amount of fat used in conventional ways to prepare e.g., sausages, hamburgers, and ice creams. It can be used in transporting pharmaceuticals. It can be used as a carrying agent for essential oils, tocopherols, carotenes, and pigments in cosmetic formulations. The adhesive film-forming characteristics of Fantesk**TM make it possible to be used in film coatings for agricultural seed and seedlings. These film coatings could carry oil-based herbicides and pesticides targeted to the seed as well as hormones, growth regulators, biologicals, and nutrients. Fantesk**TM also acts as an environmentally friendly emulsifier for lipid materials. Its potential for use in various applications increases with the fact that it is cheap and Generally Accepted as Safe (GRAS).

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