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Patent Pick: High-potency, Functional Sweetener

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's pick, from the Coca-Cola Company, describes a high potency sweetener with a functional component, such as a vitamin.

High-potency sweetener composition with vitamin, and compositions sweetened therewith
U.S. Patent 9173425
Publication date: Nov. 3, 2015
Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company

This invention relates to functional sweeteners consisting of no- or low-calorie, natural and/or synthetic, high-potency sweeteners and methods for making and using them.

Said sweeteners include at least one sweet taste-improving composition, and at least one functional ingredient such as a vitamin. These compositions and methods provided impart a more sugar-like temporal and flavor profile, including sweetness onset and sweetness linger.

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