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USPTO Class 426 Food or edible material: processes, compositions, and products

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  • 05/07/15--05:00: UMAMI-ACTIVE TOMATO FRACTION
  • The invention provides an efficient method for producing a high quality umami-active tomato fraction, said process comprising the steps of: a. providing a tomato serum; b. separating the tomato serum into two or more portions, including a lycopene-depleted portion and a lycopene-enriched portion; c. concentrating the lycopene-depleted portion to at least 10° Brix; d. chromatographically fractionating the concentrated lycopene-depleted portion into two or more fractions, including a crude umami fraction with a weight ratio glutamate:monosaccharide of X and a monosaccharide fraction with a weight ratio glutamate:monosaccharide of Y, wherein the ratio X:Y exceeds 20; e. optionally, concentrating the crude umami fraction; f. chromatographically fractionating the crude umami fraction into two or more fractions, including a clean umami fraction with a weight ratio glutamate:citrate of K and a citrate fraction with a weight ratio glutamate:citrate of L, wherein the ratio K:L exceeds 10. The invention further relates to a tomato isolate comprising glutamate, aspartate and sucrose; wherein the weight ratio glutamate:citrate exceeds 2 and wherein glutamate, 5′-AMP, aspartate and pyroglutamate together represent at least 15 wt. % of the dry matter contained in the tomato isolate.

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    Provided is a cooked noodle capable of maintaining a good texture and good taste and flavor even after refrigerated or frozen-stored. A method for producing a cooked noodle, comprising allowing a liquid comprising 1.0 to 15.0% by mass of a sugar and 0.5 to 8.0% by mass of a starch to attach to a heat-cooked noodle.

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    The method for sorting grain (10) comprises the step of conveying the grain (10) with at least a part of the pericarp, seed-coat or aleuron layer or any combination thereof attached into a colour-sorting device (1). The grain (10) is sorted according to colour into at least a first colour-fraction (11) and at least a second colour-fraction (12). The first colour-fraction (11) or the second colour-fraction (12) is conveyed into a size-sorting device (2). Subsequently, the first colour-fraction (11) or the second colour-fraction (12) conveyed into the size-sorting device (2) is sorted according to size of the grain (10) into a size-accept fraction (13) and a size-reject fraction (14).

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    Systems and methods of de-stemming produce are provided. An apparatus can process an item of produce having a first portion and a second portion attached to the first portion. The apparatus can include at least one first conveyor unit that can convey the first portion of the item of produce in a first direction. The apparatus can include at least one second conveyor unit that can convey the second portion of the item of produce in a second direction that differs from the first linear direction by between zero and 90 degrees to generate a separation force between the first portion of the item of produce and the second portion of the item of produce that separates the first portion from the second portion.

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    The invention relates to a method for stamping a plurality of articles (2), the method comprising the steps of transporting the plurality of articles (2) along a first conveyance path (4), splitting a transport flow of the plurality of articles (2) along the first conveyance path {4} into at least two parallel transport lines so as to transport the plurality of articles (2) along at least two parallel second conveyance paths (8, 10), stamping the plurality of articles (2) transported along the at least two parallel second conveyance paths (8, 10) using at least two parallel stamping units (12, 14) and merging transport flows of the plurality of articles (2) along the at least two parallel second conveyance paths (8, 10) so as to transport the plurality of articles (2) along a third conveyance path (18). Further, the invention relates to an apparatus for stamping a plurality of articles (2), the apparatus comprising a transport unit configured to transport the plurality of articles (2) along a first conveyance path (4), a splitting unit (6) configured to split a transport flow of the plurality of articles (2) along the first conveyance path (4) into at least two parallel transport lines so as to transport the plurality of articles (2) along at least two parallel second conveyance paths (8, 10), at least two parallel stamping units (12, 14) configured to stamp the plurality of articles (2) transported along the at least two parallel second conveyance paths (8, 10) and a merging unit (16) configured to merge transport flows of the plurality of articles (2) along the at least two parallel second conveyance paths (8, 10) so as to transport the plurality of articles (2) along a third conveyance path (18).

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    In one aspect, an apparatus is disclosed for mechanically dispensing flavor from a flavor pod, the apparatus including: a casing; a pod delivery and retaining unit, and a flavor extraction unit.

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  • 05/07/15--05:00: CARBONATED COFFEE BEVERAGE
  • There is provided a carbonated coffee beverage that has both the features of coffee beverages and those of carbonated beverages and is characterized in that bubbling-over is suppressed upon the filling of the beverage in a package or the opening of the package. The ratio of the chlorogenic acid concentration (unit: ppm) of the beverage to its coffee solids concentration (unit: wt. %) is adjusted to 300 or higher.

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    The invention relates to a corn salad fruit of the species Valerianella locusta, characterised by a fruit width which is smaller than 1.7 mm and/or a length/width ratio of the fruits which is higher than 1.2, and which fruit width and/or length/width ratio are/is determined by a genetic determinant which is as found in, or is obtainable from, fruits of which a representative sample was deposited under accession number NCIMB 42007, or is equivalent to the said genetic determinant in NCIMB 42007.

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    Provided is a taste improver that improves or decreases unpleasant bitterness, astringent taste, harsh taste, bitter taste, or the like that results from potassium salts, magnesium salts, calcium salts, and ammonium salts without adversely affecting savoriness of a food or drink. The taste improver includes a vegetable extract and/or a phospholipid. In the taste improver, the aforementioned vegetable extract includes a vegetable-derived glycoside and/or glycoside aglycone. In the taste improver, the aforementioned phospholipid is phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylinositol, and/or a lyso form thereof. Arginine is further added to the aforementioned taste improver. Trehalose and/or hydrogenated starch syrup are further added to the taste improver. A manufacturing method of such and an improvement method for the unpleasant bitterness, astringent taste, harsh taste, bitter taste, or the like caused by potassium salts, magnesium salts, calcium salts, and ammonium salts using these taste improvers. A food or drink including these taste improvers.

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    A method of increasing sugar yield in a bioproduct production process is provided comprising pretreating one or more size-adjusted lignocellulosic biomass (LCB) particles with a pretreatment, such as an ammonia pretreatment, wherein the one or more size-adjusted LCB particles form a substrate, with the one or more particles having an average particle size in at least one dimension greater than 5 mm.

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    The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods of delivering substances in a dry mode, wherein the compositions include a surface layer disposed on the outer surface of the composition that is permeable to carbon dioxide and oxygen. The compositions may be used to deliver microorganisms to remove contaminates, such as oil, chemical, waste, or sewage, from soil, water, or air. In other embodiments, the compositions can also be used for delivering liquid food, liquid food additives, liquid biotech agricultural ingredients, conventional liquid agricultural ingredients, liquid human wellness and dietary supplements, and liquid fragrances and beauty products.

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    Nutritive proteins comprising no phenylalanine (Phe) are provided. In some embodiments the nutritive proteins comprise at least one of a level of a) a ratio of branch chain amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of branch chain amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in a benchmark protein; b) a ratio of leucine residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of leucine residues to total amino acid residues present in a benchmark protein; and c) a ratio of essential amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present in the nutritive protein equal to or greater than the ratio of essential amino acid residues to total amino acid residues present a benchmark protein. Also provided are nucleic acids encoding the proteins, recombinant microorganisms that make the proteins, methods of making the proteins using recombinant microorganisms, compositions that comprise the proteins, and methods of using the proteins, among other things. The compositions are useful, for example, to provide protein in the diet of subjects with a disorder characterized by accumulation of Phe in the body.

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    The present invention relates to a strain of Serratia plymuthica capable of producing turanose and to the uses thereof.

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    The present invention relates to a agave syrup product having a low water content. The agave syrup product retains the physical and palatable properties of untreated agave syrup while having a prolonged shelf-life. It can be advantageously used to sweeten beverages (such as hot beverages) and in the manufacture of pharmaceutical compositions (such as throat lozenges) and/or confectionary.

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    The present invention relates to methods for controlling pest infestation using double stranded RNA molecules. The invention provides methods for making transgenic plants that express the double stranded RNA molecules, as well as pesticidal agents and commodity products produced by the inventive plants.

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    The invention provides a method for producing steviol glycosides. The invention provides a transformant having introduced therein the steviol glucosyltransferase and a method for producing steviol glycosides using the transformant.

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    The present invention relates to novel strains of Lactobacillus as well as preparations and compositions, such as fermentation broths, protective cultures, final food or feed product with Lactobacillus alone or in combination with bacteria of the genus Propionibacterium. The present invention further relates to methods for the controlling of growth of a contaminant, such as a bacteria, yeast or mould by using these novel strains of Lactobacillus.

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    Cold and ready to eat beverage cakes, and with a variety of ingredient combinations are suitable for healthy consumption. The beverage cakes are soft in texture and high in nutrition. People can save the time and energy of preparing and cooking of the food. Serving size can be a single serving, and a six pack of servings. Beverage cakes are also created as beverage egg cakes, beverage plus salt source cakes, beverage seafood cakes, beverage meat cakes, beverage bubbles, beverage balls, beverage patties, and beverage sausages. They can be served as cold and hot food for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. They can also be used as animal food, baby food, for children with less teeth, for elderly people, and for sick people. Cold and ready to eat beverage cakes with ingredients offer the consumers an easy and convenient way to obtain an affordable, nutritious, and delicious meal.

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    This invention relates to phytases, polynucleotides encoding them, uses of the polynucleotides and polypeptides of the invention, as well as the production and isolation of such polynucleotides and polypeptides. In particular, the invention provides polypeptides having phytase activity under high temperature conditions, and phytases that retain activity after exposure to high temperatures. The phytases of the invention can be thermotolerant and/or thermostable at low temperatures, in addition to higher temperatures. The phytases of the invention can be used in foodstuffs to improve the feeding value of phytate rich ingredients. The phytases of the invention can be formulated as foods or feeds or supplements for either to, e.g., aid in the digestion of phytate. The foods or feeds of the invention can be in the form of pellets, liquids, powders and the like. In one aspect, phytases of the invention are stabile against thermal denaturation during pelleting; and this decreases the cost of the phytase product while maintaining in vivo efficacy and detection of activity in feed.

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  • 05/14/15--05:00: Cholesterol-Reducing Diet
  • A method of treating macular degeneration comprising a specific dietary regimen. The regimen includes lipids as approximately 70% or more of daily caloric content, protein up to 10%-15% of daily caloric content; and carbohydrates up to 25% or less of daily caloric content, primarily in the form of non-starchy, low-glycemic fresh fruit and vegetables, and nuts, average daily cholesterol intake of less than 10 mg, and 30 grams of cocoa solids.

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