In addition to Nutrim
, Inglett also developed Oatrim, used as a fat replacement in baked foods; Z-Trim, a zero-calorie insoluble fiber gel that is prepared from high-fiber agricultural products like corn and oat hulls; and Calorie ControlTrim, which contains 20 to 50 percent beta-glucan.
and Control-Trim have phenolic contents of 6.65 mg per g and 10.96 mg per g, respectfully, obtained from 50% ethanol extracts at 100 C water bath.
CSPI conceded that while Nutrim
is not a health food, it is a "fruitful avenue for the food industry to be working on." George Inglett, a chemist with the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, began making a fiber-based fat substitute last year, when FDA ruled that foods with three grams or more of dietary fiber could be marketed as healthy.
Inglett developed to extract fiber from grains for use as food ingredients like Oatrim and Nutrim
, which can replace fat and increase soluble-fiber content.
 Department of Epidemiology NUTRIM
, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
, an ingredient made from barley and oat bran, may contribute to a healthier diet for some people.
Expect more innovations like the ARS family of Oatrim, Z-trim, and Nutrim
products made from oats, barley, or corn.
GRAS Ingredients: Ancient Grains, Calorie ControlTrim, Nutrim
oat bran, SproutGarden blends, VitaBerry, VitaBlue, VitaCran, VitaCurrant, VitaVeggie
 Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht (NUTRIM
), University Maastricht, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands.
, a food ingredient made from barley and oat bran, may contribute to a healthier diet for some people.
Similarly, another recent significant breakthrough in nutritional fiber technology evolved from the optimization of solvent less, mechanical shearing extraction of the oat and barley brans, according to Hartley Pond, technical sales specialist, Van Drunen Farms/Futureceuticals, Momence, IL--the company's Nutrim
, Calorie Control Trim and Barley Trim lines are made from this USDA-developed patented technology, which has been refined to deliver higher concentrations of soluble fiber and beta-glucans from oat and barley.
"VDF/FutureCeuticals has worked closely with the USDA and has exclusively licensed a patented technology for mechanical shearing of oats and barley to produce our patented and trademarked products Nutrim
and Calorie Control Trim.