Patent Number: 6,309,680

Title: Pelletization process

Abstract: A process for the production of a fermenting material which includes the steps of forming a dough by adding water to a dried gluten in an amount of from at least 19% to 60% by weight, pelletizing the dough to form pellets, and sterilizing the pellets by steam treatment. The gluten may be rice gluten, corn gluten, wheat gluten or combinations thereof. Also, a fermenting material obtained by this process. This fermenting material can be inoculated with a microorganism and fermented to form a fermention product that can be used as a food sauce, flavoring or seasoning additive.

Inventors: Lim; Bee Gim (Singapore, SG), Ho Dac; Thang (Le Mont sur Lausanne, CH)

Assignee: Nestec S.A.

International Classification: A23J 3/00 (20060101); A23J 3/18 (20060101); A23L 1/238 (20060101); A23L 001/10 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018