• US Patent No. 7,740,895 (June 22, 2010), S. Eckhoff, et al., assigned to The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.

The nixtamalization process includes individually nixtamalized corn endosperm fractions, subfractions or combinations to produce food products. The patent also describes food products, including masa, instant masa, tortillas and tortilla-related food products, produced by the nixtamalization method as well as food products that have controllable fat and/or fiber levels.