Production of expanded nuts

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9999242
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15107029

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A method of producing expanded nuts, the method comprising the steps of: (a) immersing a plurality of nut kernels in an aqueous liquid thereby hydrating at least a portion of each kernel; and (b) gun puffing the hydrated kernels causing at least one of expansion and blistering of at least an outer surface of the nut kernels. There is also disclosed a method of method of producing expanded nuts, the method comprising the steps of: (a) immersing a plurality of nut kernels in an aqueous liquid at a pressure of at least 100 MPa thereby hydrating at least a portion of each kernel; and (b) dehydrating the hydrated kernels causing at least one of expansion and blistering of at least an outer surface of the nut kernels.

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FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA INC7701 LEGACY DRIVE PLANO TX 75024-4099

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Campbell, Joanna Lincolnshire, GB 1 1
Han, Jung Frisco, US 26 225
Lykomitros, Dimitrios Amsterdam, NL 2 1
McGarvey, Ray Maspeth, US 1 1
Nunez, Daniel Vera Leicester, GB 1 1
Stewart, Cynthia M Carmel, US 3 6

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