FIBER OBTAINED FROM FRUIT OR VEGETABLE BYPRODUCTS

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20120135109A1
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13305360

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A fiber extracted from a fruit or vegetable byproduct is provided, the extracted fiber having a molecular weight of between about 5000 grams/mol (g/mol) and about 8000 g/mol, or a pectic oligosaccharide having a molecular weight of between about 300 g/mol and 2500 g/mol. The fiber may be extracted using physical methods or a combination of a physical method to break the fruit or vegetable byproduct cell walls and enzymatic hydrolysis. Also, a comestible containing the extracted fiber is provided. A method for producing a soluble fiber is further provided including reducing the particle size of a fruit or vegetable byproduct, subjecting the byproduct particles to a physical process to break cell walls of the particles, adding one or more enzymes, mixing or agitating the particles, and filtering the byproduct particles to provide a retentate and a permeate. The permeate contains the soluble fiber, which is optionally a prebiotic fiber.

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TROPICANA PRODUCTS INC1001 13TH AVENUE EAST BRADENTON FL 34208

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Hitchcock, Bryan Mundelein, US 7 14
Kozman, Austin Dallas, US 6 21
Paeschke, Teresa Marie St. Louis Park, US 12 87
Rivera, Teodoro Algonquin, US 28 46

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