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October 9, 2013
MINNEAPOLISCargill has been granted a U.S. patent for the use of its Xtend® sucromalt low glycemic index in food and beverage compositions.
The patent covers the process and conditions to produce sucromalt that ensure its unique carbohydrate composition and appropriate physical characteristics necessary for handling and food application. Foods containing sucromalt are also covered by the patent, allowing Cargill to offer patent protection to customers with applications containing Xtend® sucromalt.
Xtend® sucromalt is a fully but slowly digestible carbohydrate sweetener for foods where balanced energy or a blunted glucose response is desired after eating. Sucromalt contains 4kcal/g and, because of its carbohydrate profile, it has less impact on glycemic response than some rapidly digestible caloric sweeteners.
Xtend® sucromalt has similar taste attributes as sugar, and is ideal for use in foods and beverages where you want to deliver balanced energy without the blood sugar peaks and valleys of traditional carbohydrate sweeteners," said Deborah Schulz, Cargills specialty carbohydrates product line manager.
Schulz added, We are pleased to receive this patent as we strongly believe in the market potential for sucromalt."
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