7,879,384 (Feb. 1, 2011), L. Klemann, et al., assigned to Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC, Northfield, IL
April 1, 2011
Lipid compositions are effective as edible moisture barriers for reducing moisture migration between food components. Such compositions include a mixture of structured glycerol ester (SGE) compositions bearing short-chain (two to four carbons), medium-chain (six to 12 carbons) and saturated long-chain (14 to 22 carbons) fatty acid residues. The SGE compositions are reduced-calorie and fully saturated, contain essentially zero trans fatty acids and take a stable alpha crystal form.