Thickener composition, thickened nutritive products, methods for preparing thickened nutritive products, and methods for providing nutrition

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PATENT NO RE47448
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15343756

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Disclosed are thickener compositions composed of xanthan gum and a chelating agent, such as ascorbic acid. The chelating agent is present in an amount with respect to said xanthan such that, when said thickener composition is used to thicken a food product, at least one mineral selected from the group consisting of iron, zinc, and calcium present in said food product is relatively more bioavailable than the mineral would be in the absence of said chelating agent. The thickener composition finds particular applicability for use with baby formulas and breast milk intended for dysphagic infants. Also disclosed are baby formulas and thickened breast milk formulations, methods for preparing same, and methods for providing nutrition.

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KENT PRECISION FOODS GROUP INCST LOUIS MO

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Stetzer, Douglas A Superior, US 5 8

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