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New Healthy Functional Foods from Oats

New Healthy Functional Foods from Oats
Studies revealed that the soft-solid characteristics of various oat carbohydrates (beta-glucan)provided creamier, less runny properties that are valuable for developing new functional foods such as yogurt, instant puddings, custard, batter, smoothies, and ice cream. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Peoria, Illinois, developed the oat concentrates, which appear to have great potential for health-concerned consumers.

An industrial partner, Z Trim Holdings, Inc., has licensed this ARS-patented digestible,functional food from oats for the production of Calorie-Trim and Nutrim. Z-Trim is licensing this product for expanded markets, including the  USDA’s school lunch program