July 4/New Delhi, India/Indian Patents News -- Renny Lson, Melanie Loades and Gareth Williams of Mcneil Nutritional LLC, Washington, have developed cohesive non-free flowing sweetener compositions containing a gluing agent.
Mcneil Nutritional LLC filed the patent application on March 3, 2009. The patent application number is 811/KOLNP/2009 A.
According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "Cohesive non-free flowing sweetener compositions for adding sweetness to liquid foodstuffs, for example, beverages, having a reduced caloric burden as compared to a conventional sucrose cubes, are provided. More particularly, a cohesive non-free flowing compositions containing a high intensity sweetener, a bulking agent, and a gluing agent in a sufficient quantity to maintain the structural integrity of the sweetener cube, wherein the cohesive non-free flowing compositions has lower caloric burden and an equivalent sweetness to a sucrose cube of the same dimensions and the bulking agent and gluing agent are different substances. Also provided are cohesive non-free flowing sweetener compositions containing sucralose. polydextrose, erythritol, lactose, and trehalose, wherein the cohesive non-free flowing sweetener compositions have a caloric burden of 2, 3 or 4 kilocalories per cube and a sweetness equivalent to about one teaspoon of sucrose. Methods of making such low-calorie cohesive non-free flowing sweetener compositions are also provided."
From the July 19, 2010, Prepared Foods E-dition