• US Patent No. 7,709,034 (May 4, 2010), C. Abbas, et al., assigned to Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, IL.

Extracting water-soluble fiber from corn hulls begins with subjecting the hulls to a destarching and dewatering process, and then exposing the treated hulls to a thermochemical treatment to obtain a water-soluble, non-caloric corn fiber. Destarching subjects corn hulls to a non-alkaline process.