US 11,051,536 B2
Oat bran composition comprising beta glucan and method of making
Pietro Caruso, New York, NY (US); Consuelo Cerdena, Croton on Hudson, NY (US); Christopher E. Graham, Sandy Hook, CT (US); Kathlene A. McManus, Croton on Hudson, NY (US); Gopinathan Meletharayil, Hoffman Estates, IL (US); Alexander Rozanski, Chicago, IL (US); and Brian Yu, White Plains, NY (US)
Assigned to The Quaker Oats Company, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed by The Quaker Oats Company, Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on Jul. 18, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/516,033.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/700,712, filed on Jul. 19, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/737,565, filed on Sep. 27, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0022390 A1, Jan. 23, 2020
Int. Cl. A23L 7/10 (2016.01); A23L 2/38 (2021.01); A23L 29/25 (2016.01); A23L 29/00 (2016.01)
CPC A23L 7/115 (2016.08) [A23L 2/38 (2013.01); A23L 29/035 (2016.08); A23L 29/25 (2016.08)] 9 Claims
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1. A method for making an oat bran composition, comprising:
combining a starting oat bran concentrate with an acid and water to provide an oat bran slurry comprising about 1 to 5 wt. % oat bran in the oat bran slurry and a pH between 3 and 6, wherein the oat bran slurry comprises a first viscosity (measured at 70° C. and at a shear rate of 100 s−1) prior to applying shear; and
applying shear at a shear rate of at least about 60,000 s−1 to the oat bran slurry to produce a reduced viscosity oat bran slurry comprising a second viscosity (measured at 70° C. and at a shear rate of 100 s−1), wherein the second viscosity is at least about 40% lower than the first viscosity.