Reducing Juice Calories by Removing Sucrose

July 13/New Delhi, India/Indian Patents News -- Subramaniam Girish, Rivera Teodor, Shields Nicholas and Pesha Diana of Tropicana Products Inc., Bradenton, Fla., has developed a "method of producing a reduced-calorie food product."

Tropicana Products Inc. filed the patent application on March 9, 2009. The patent application number is 485/MUMNP/2009 A. According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "Calories in a juice can be reduced by selectively removing more sucrose than primary sugars, for example, glucose and fructose. An acceptable flavor profile can be achieved, since the primary sugars have a higher perceived sweetness than sucrose. The food product processing system for reducing calories can include multiple stages for filtering the juice to produce a clarified low-calorie juice having an acceptable flavor profile."

From the July 19, 2010, Prepared Foods E-dition