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Soy Pectin, Nutraceutical and Food Additive of the Future

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62018
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-00333
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Soy Pectin, Inc.
2138 Revere Fayetteville, AR 72702
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Soy Pectin, Nutraceutical and Food Additive of the Future
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2003-33610-13025
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Soy Pectin, Inc. is developing a new soluble, dietary fiber from soybean hulls, a waste byproduct, which will provide additional markets for soybean producers and processors. Soy pectin differs from traditional citrus pectins, in that it acts as a thickening agent rather than forming a gel. This will allow it to increase the dietary fiber content and health benefits of beverages and other food products. Traditional pectin extraction has environmental costs and is an economically expensive process as well. The proposed new, soluble dietary soy pectin will minimize pollution as there will be no leaching and drying of soybean hulls. The extraction process may also optimize the removal of mineral acids, and concentrating the mother liquor before precipitation will minimize capital costs for an evaporator. Marketing research indicates soy pectin is an attractive alternative to more expensive, imported pectins.

Principal Investigator:

Gordon L. Whitbeck
4797561270
gordonw5@aol.com

Business Contact:

Phillip G. Crandall
President
4795757686
crandal@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Soy Pectin, Inc.
101 W. Mountain, Suite 106B Fayetteville, AR 72702

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No