Method of processing beta-glucan

Anu Kaukovirta-Norja (Inventor), Pekka Lehtinen (Inventor), Ilkka Virkajaervi (Inventor), Mikko Suortti (Inventor), Olavi Myllymaeki (Inventor), Jari Helin (Inventor), Anne Olonen (Inventor)

Research output: PatentPatent


The invention relates to a method of degrading plant- based ß-glucan into a controlled molecular size by hydro- lyzing ß-glucan in a closed space under pressure by means of an acid at an elevated temperature. The invention also relates to a degraded ß-glucan product. The ß-glucan product obtained is useful in foodstuffs applications, such as beverages.

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Original languageEnglish
Patent numberCA2707616
IPCA23L 29/ 269 A I
Priority date18/12/08
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2009
MoE publication typeH1 Granted patent


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