Patent Number: 6,251,193

Title: Use of spray-dried and freeze-dried sugarcane leaf essence

Abstract: Described are flavored calcium supplement compositions, beverage (e.g., coffee, milk, cocoa and citrus/whey protein), foodstuff, chewing gum and oral care (e.g., toothpaste and mouthwash) compositions and articles comprising flavored calcium supplements, foodstuff, beverage, chewing gum and oral care base compositions and intimately admixed therewith an aroma or taste augmenting, enhancing or imparting quantity and concentration of one or more freeze-dried or spray-dried tastand compositions containing tastands produced from Saccharum officinarum leaves (sugarcane leaves) by means of carrying out one or more physical separation unit operations on a plurality of such leaves, macerates thereof or mixtures of leaves and macerates thereof whereby one or more natural food additives, chewing gum additives or oral care additives is separated and isolated from the remainder of the plurality of leaves, macerates thereof or mixtures of leaves end macerates thereof. Such unit operations include pressurization using hydraulic press means, steam distillation, fractional distillation, supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, volatile solvent extraction and/or charcoal column separation means.

Inventors: Rossy; Phillip A. (Hillsdale, NJ), Davidson; Richard H. (Whitehouse Station, NJ), Miller; Kevin P. (Middletown, NJ), Warder; Ira T. (Monmouth Beach, NJ), Schulman; Marvin (Howell, NJ), Pittet; Alan Owen (Colts Neck, NJ), Bolen; Paul L. (Middletown, NJ), Hawn; Regina D. (Matawan, NJ)

Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

International Classification: A24B 15/00 (20060101); A24B 15/30 (20060101); A23G 3/34 (20060101); A23G 4/00 (20060101); A23L 1/236 (20060101); A23L 1/221 (20060101); A23L 2/52 (20060101); A23L 2/56 (20060101); A61K 8/97 (20060101); A61K 8/96 (20060101); A61Q 11/00 (20060101); C13D 001/00 (); C13D 001/02 (); C13D 001/04 (); C13D 001/08 (); A23L 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018