NEW CENTURY, KAS. — Guardian Toco 30P, a new antioxidant from naturally sourced mixed tocopherols, comes in powder form to help ease manufacturing concerns for makers of cereal and granola brands, according to DuPont Nutrition & Health, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business. The powder form provides benefits in homogenous distribution, handling, cleanup and application equipment costs and limitations.

“Guardian Toco 30P simplifies the process by incorporating antioxidants into the dry mix and eliminates the need for additional equipment and cleanup,” said Luping Ning, group manager, bars/confections/snacks/cereal for DuPont Nutrition & Health. “This new antioxidant solution in a cost-effective powder form helps to reduce expenses while improving productivity.”

In accelerated shelf-life studies of commercial cereal products, Guardian Toco 30P at 1,000 parts per million (p.p.m.) was found to significantly inhibit oxidation of the cereal as indicated by a reduced level of hexanal while sensory evaluation of the cereal correlated well with hexanal levels. In another accelerated shelf-life study, Guardian Toco 30P was incorporated into the dry mix of extruded oat and corn cereal. Sensory texting at 12 weeks of accelerated storage showed that levels of both 1,200 p.p.m. and 1,500 p.p.m. significantly reduced “cardboard” and “painty” flavor attributes.