Patent Number: 7,713,559

Title: Amorphous water-soluble calcium citrate salts and method of making and using same

Abstract: Amorphous water-soluble calcium citrate salts having a mole ratio of calcium to citrate of less than 2.5:2, and powdered beverage mixes and liquid compositions fortified with these amorphous water-soluble calcium citrate salts as a calcium source, are provided. Liquid compositions fortified with calcium citrate according to this invention have superior dispersability, solubility, appearance, and storage stability. These liquid compositions are prepared by new methods that provide and preserve a stable amorphous character in the dry powdered product salts. The present invention also is directed to a method of administering such calcium citrate-fortified liquid compositions to increase the dietary calcium intake in individuals.

Inventors: Zeller; Bary Lyn (Glenview, IL), Dinwoodie; Robert Charles (Glenview, IL), Akashe; Ahmad (Mundelein, IL), Baldwin; Cheryl Jean (Mundelein, IL)

Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC

International Classification: A23L 1/304 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018