06676983 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 26 patents.

The present invention includes a method of making a puffed food starch material snack, in particular starch material from grains, having an improved crispy texture and a more aesthetic appearance. The products may be snack chips, cakes, crackers or the like, made from food starch material. Preferably, the starch material is provided primarily in the form of individual kernels or pellets of a cereal grain, such as rice, corn, wheat, rye, oats, millet, sorghum, barley, buckwheat, or mixtures thereof. Quantities of other food starch materials may also be employed as a co-mixed constituent, or the primary source of bulk starch material, for example potato starch material. A quantity of the grain is puffed (expanded) in a manner which forms a snack product of considerable crispiness, lightness, and unique texture to both the mouth and eye.

Title
Puffed food starch product
Application Number
9/384015
Publication Number
6676983 (B2)
Application Date
August 26, 1999
Publication Date
January 13, 2004
Inventor
Jacque L Malfait
Cobourg
US
Agent
James D Ryndak
US
Lars S Johnson
US
Assignee
The Quaker Oats Company
IL, US
IPC
A23L 1/18
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