7,744,944 (June 29, 2010), Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, IL
August 1, 2010
Baking & Snack staff
• US Patent No. 7,744,944 (June 29, 2010), T. Binder, et al., assigned to Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, IL.
This process to yield a resistant starch includes acidifying unmodified starch to an optimal pH with an acid-alcohol mixture that converts the unmodified starch to resistant starch when at a reaction temperature. The acidified unmodified starch is heated to the reaction temperature and maintained there until resistant starch has been obtained while maintaining a whiteness level within a predetermined range.