Patent Number: 8,586,123

Title: Food composition

Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of the compounds a) 3-hydroxy-2(H)-furanones, preferably, 3-hydroxy-4,5-dialkyl-2(H)furanones, b) thiol-substituted methylfuranes, thiol-substituted methyl di/tetra-hydro furanes, or dithiolanes, preferably furfurylthiol, 2-methyl-3-tetrahydrofuranthiol or 2-methyl-1,3-dithiolane, c) furfuryl alcohol, d) bis(2-methyl-3-furanyl)disulphide as a sodium-replacing agent in food compositions. Furthermore, the invention relates to a ready-to-eat and a concentrated food composition which may comprise less sodium than conventional comparable ready-to-eat or concentrated food compositions, respectively, but which food compositions are experienced by the consumer as having a flavor which is comparably salty as that of a conventional comparable composition. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method to reduce the sodium content of a food composition by replacing sodium by the above mentioned compounds.

Inventors: Batenburg; Amir Maximiliaan (Vlaardingen, NL), Van Der Velden; Robert Jan (Vlaardingen, NL)

Assignee: Conopco, Inc.

International Classification: A23L 1/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018