Conagra Brands has patented a food product with a low-sweetness perception, using a coating that transitions from a glaze to a glass state upon cooling. The coating includes maltodextrin, sugar alcohol, and a sweetness inhibitor, allowing for savory taste perceptions. GlobalData’s report on Conagra Brands gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Conagra Brands, Intelligent cooking vessels was a key innovation area identified from patents. Conagra Brands's grant share as of February 2024 was 54%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Low-sweetness coating for savory taste food products

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Conagra Brands Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11882862B2) discloses a food product designed to provide a low-sweetness perception to consumers. The food product consists of a carbohydrate base and a coating that includes specific ingredients to achieve the desired effect. The coating, in a glaze state, contains maltodextrin, sugar alcohol, and a sweetness inhibitor such as a carboxylic acid or gymnemic acid. The sweetness value of the coating is approximately half as sweet as a 5% concentration of sucrose, with a dextrose equivalent of less than 30.

Furthermore, the carbohydrate base of the food product can include grains, cereals, bread, pasta, beans, potatoes, bran, or rice, with at least 50% carbohydrates by dry weight. The composition of the coating includes specific percentages of maltodextrin, sugar alcohol, sweetness inhibitor, oil, saccharide, lecithin, and water to achieve the desired low-sweetness perception. The patent outlines the ranges and types of ingredients used in the coating, such as different sugar alcohols like lactitol, mannitol, and xylitol, as well as oils like coconut oil, olive oil, and soybean oil, providing a detailed insight into the formulation of this innovative food product.

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