Tomato-derived thickening agent

Sander Dubbelman (Inventor), Nikos Mavroudis (Inventor), Leandro Oliehoek (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

The present invention provides a tomato-derived thickening agent, said agent being characterized in that, on a dry weight basis, it contains: 0.1-3 wt.% of lycopene; 14-34 wt.% of protein; 11 -35 wt.% of pectin; 17-39 wt.% of sugars selected from fructose, glucose, and combinations thereof. The invention further relates to a process for preparing a tomato-derived thickening agent and to the use of such a thickening agent in food products such as tomato ketchup, tomato-based sauces, pizza sauce, tomato soup and tomato juice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2011

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