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1. (WO2001032031) CHOLESTEROL REDUCING STEROL COMPOSITIONS, PREPARATION AND METHOD OF USE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/032031    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/030350
Publication Date: Fri May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Nov 04 00:59:59 CET 2000
IPC: A23L 1/035
A23L 1/30
Applicants: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC
MENON, Vinod, P.
KINLEN, Patrick, J.
PIRAKITIKULR, Pichai
Inventors: MENON, Vinod, P.
KINLEN, Patrick, J.
PIRAKITIKULR, Pichai
Title: CHOLESTEROL REDUCING STEROL COMPOSITIONS, PREPARATION AND METHOD OF USE
Abstract:
A composition comprising a mixture of a phytosterol and/or phytosterol ester and a surfactant(s). The surfactants are selected from the group consisting of anionic, cationic, nonionic, and zwitterionic surfactants. The phytosterol is selected from the group consisting of sitosterol, campesterol, brassicasterol, stigmasterol, clionasterol and mixtures thereof. The phytosterol esters are derivatives of the aforementioned phytosterols. The invention is also directed to a method of making the disclosed compositions, and to non-fat containing food products including the disclosed compositions.