Submitted to: Fat and Cholesterol Reduced Foods Meeting
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A Interpretive Summary:
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.