Cargill Health & Food Technologies Shows AdvantaSoy Isoflavone and Phytosterol Ester Prototypes at American Dietetic Association Conference

MINNEAPOLIS – October 7, 2002 – Cargill Health & Food Technologies (H&FT) will present functional food prototypes at the American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition Conference & Exhibition 2002, October 19-22nd. Prototype products on display at booth number 127/129 will include chocolates made with AdvantaSoy™ Clear™ soy isoflavones and oatmeal raisin cookies made with phytosterol esters.

AdvantaSoy™ Clear™ GRAS (generally recognized as safe) determination has been affirmed by an independent panel of experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate the safety of food and food ingredients, and in particular, isoflavones. Advantasoy™ Complete is produced using a solvent-free manufacturing process, resulting in a combination of soy protein and isoflavones. Preliminary evidence suggests that isoflavones may relieve some menopausal symptoms and help maintain bone health.

Phytosterol esters can be consumed regularly as part of a healthy diet and can be used as a dietary option for lowering cholesterol. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a cardiovascular health claim for some foods enriched with phytosterol esters.

“Cargill’s ingredients illustrate new trends in the functional food industry. Our ingredients promote health among mainstream Americans by enhancing popular food products,” said Steve Snyder, H&FT director of sales and marketing. “The prototypes showcased in our booth demonstrate how AdvantaSoy™ isoflavones and phytosterol esters create new avenues for functional food manufacturers to increase the value of their products. We welcome the opportunity to talk with anyone interested in our prototypes and ingredient product line.”

Cargill Health & Food Technologies, based in Minneapolis, is a leading developer, processor and marketer of science-based, healthy ingredients for food and dietary supplements worldwide. It is a business unit of Cargill, Incorporated, an international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial and industrial products and services with 97,000 employees in 59 countries. The company provides distinctive customer solutions in supply chain management, food applications, and health and nutrition.

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