Patent Number: 6,168,821

Title: Glucan containing nutritional product and method of making the same

Abstract: An acidic fruit or vegetable beverage having improved nutritional value. The beverage includes the addition of natural fiber, glucans and a flavoring agent to the beverage. The glucans are substantially derived from a natural grain, such as oats. The flavoring agent includes vanilla flavoring. The vanilla flavoring may be natural vanilla and/or artificial vanilla. The pH of said beverage is typically 3.7-7. The glucans are present in the beverages in amounts up to 5 gram per liter and the glucans contain a substantial amount of water soluble .beta.-glucans. The beverage is typically a ready-to-drink beverage.

Inventors: Castleberry; Elen (Chico, CA)

Assignee: The J. M. Smucker Company

International Classification: A23L 1/308 (20060101); A23L 2/52 (20060101); A23L 2/56 (20060101); A23L 2/02 (20060101); A23L 2/68 (20060101); A23L 002/00 (); A23L 002/02 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018