? US Patent No. 7,662,418 (Feb. 16, 2010), T. Vasanthan, et al., assigned to The Governors of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

This method details secondary processing of plant material for the recovery of valuable products such as fiber including beta-glucan, starch and ethanol solubles. In particular, the invention relates to the preparation of high-viscosity beta-glucan products through methods involving sonication/sonification and enzymes.