HIGH ACID BEVERAGE PRODUCTS AND METHODS TO EXTEND PROBIOTIC STABILITY

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APP PUB NO 20110123677A1
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12626226

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Beverage products are disclosed comprising at least one fruit juice, at least one sweetener, probiotic bacteria, and beta-glucan, where the beverage product has a pH of at most 4.5 and an acid level of 0.5%-1.0%. In certain exemplary and non-limiting embodiments, the beverage product has the characteristic that if tested after 45 days of storage in hermetically sealed individually sized 12 fl. oz. PET vessels stored in the dark or in otherwise UV shielded conditions at a refrigeration temperature of 35° F. the beverage product has an increased shelf life when compared to the same beverage product without beta glucan. Methods are provided for making such beverage products with extended probiotic stability.

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TROPICANA PRODUCTS INC1001 13TH AVENUE EAST BRADENTON FL 34208

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LEE, Yih Jennifer Port Barrington, US 3 3
OESTERLING, Jessica Chicago, US 5 8
RIVERA, Teodoro Algonquin, US 28 46

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