Robert Beltman (Inventor), Henk Husken (Inventor), Maria Jacobs, Renate, Gemma, Jacobina (Inventor), Erica Smit-Kingma, Irene (Inventor), Petkov Velikov, Krassimir (Inventor)

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The invention relates to an edible fat continuous spread being a water in oil emulsion comprising a water phase and a fat phase, wherein the fat phase comprises liquid oil and a structuring fat, said spread comprising a first emulsifier and a second emulsifier, to 85 wt% fat and 0.1 to 20 wt% plant sterol particles wherein the first emulsifier is a water soluble biopolymer based emulsifier with a molecular weight of at least 500, the second emulsifier is an oil soluble emulsifier and at least 70 vol% of the plant sterol particles is smaller than 10 micrometer. The invention further relates to a process for the preparation of such a spread, said process comprising the preparation of an aqueous dispersion comprising plant sterol particles and at least part of the water soluble emulsifier; and the addition of said dispersion to a fat phase or a water in oil emulsion.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2011144405
IPCA23L 1/ 30 A I
Priority date18/05/10
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2011


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