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Feb 02, 2016 | 06:35 PM CST

Patent Pick: Butter Up Bran

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Bran has come a long way from being considered an "embarrassing" public declaration of certain digestive health needs. And work to improved its texture and flavor, like that featured in this patent application, have helped to ensure it's no longer just a flavorless piece of cardboard with a prune juice chaser.

Feb 02, 2016 | 06:03 PM CST

Patent Pick: Caramel-coat It

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Suddenly, her jowls burst with juicy taste she'd never unwrapped before from gum. She searched her memory. What is this strange flavor? The inventor on this patent application lets you decide.

Feb 01, 2016 | 10:05 AM CST

Patent Pick: Apples to Apples

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Comparing apples to apples, these inventors from Western Australia came up with a novel apple variety, Malus domestica Borkh., whose excellent flavor might just "keep doctors away" from themselves.

Jan 25, 2016 | 03:11 PM CST

Patent Pick: Pushing the Limits with Plasmolyzed F&F

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To punch up wimpy F&F offerings, inventors at Firmenich have developed plasmolyzed microorganism encapsulates that deliver large loads of difficult-to-trap flavors and fragrances.

Jan 07, 2016 | 11:08 AM CST

Patent Pick: Acetophenone-based F&F Materials

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's feature, from Symrise and co-inventors, describes compositions using acetophenone derivatives to dissolve flavors, fragrances and lipophilic compounds.

Jan 07, 2016 | 10:52 AM CST

Patent Pick: Sweet Chemosensory Modifier

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's highlight describes compounds that can modify sweet taste receptors and their ligands.

Dec 21, 2015 | 02:48 PM CST

Patent Pick: Stevia + Rebaudioside B Sweetener

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's choice, from Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, describes stevia sweeteners containing rebaudioside B.

Dec 21, 2015 | 02:08 PM CST

Patent Pick: Enhanced Polyurea Microcapsule Deposition

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. This invention, from Firmenich, describes a process for preparing polyurea microcapsules for enhanced deposition.