MINNEAPOLIS - Cargill has been awarded patent #6,720,020 B2 for beverage formulas supplemented with Prolisse™ soy protein isolates, which already are being well-received by beverage manufacturers for their neutral flavor - a key attribute for soy products - and for their ability to remain suspended in liquid.
“These qualities open the door to many great applications, including liquid and dry powdered beverages, plus they allow beverage manufacturers to meet or exceed the 6.25 grams per serving of soy protein required by the Food and Drug Administration to make the heart health claim on the label,” said Mike Matthews, director of soy protein isolates, Cargill Health & Food Technologies (H&FT). “One of our prototype beverages, Dulce de Latte, contains 12.6 grams of soy protein per 8 oz. serving and showed no negative impact on taste and stability after 15 months of refrigerated storage.” Soon-to-be released consumer products, created in collaboration with two nationally-known beverage manufacturers, include a chai tea with 10 grams of soy protein per serving, and a women's sports beverage with 6.25 grams of soy protein per serving.
“Beverages continue to be a convenient way for consumers to get the health benefits they crave,” said Ted Ziemann, president, Cargill H&FT. “Taste is key, and Prolisse™ soy protein isolates allow our customers to meet the challenge of creating new functional beverages that promote health while also creating the delicious flavors and aromas that consumers demand.”
Cargill Health & Food Technologies, based in Minneapolis, is a leading developer, processor and marketer of science-based, healthy ingredients of food and dietary supplements worldwide. Cargill H&FT is part of Cargill's Food System Design initiative in which Cargill businesses work with customers to produce ingredient solutions for affordable, nutritious, convenient and appetizing consumer products. Cargill H&FT is business unit of Cargill, an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 101,000 employees in 59 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. For more information, visit http://www.cargillhft.com and http://www.cargill.com.