Methods for coffee cherry products

  • US 7,807,205 B2
  • Filed: 04/16/2003
  • Issued: 10/05/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/16/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of producing a food product, comprising:

  • adding an extract of whole coffee cherries or portions thereof to a food product for human consumption;

    wherein the extract is prepared from comminuting whole coffee cherries or portions thereof and solvent extraction of the comminuted coffee cherries or portions thereof with an aqueous solvent; and

    wherein the coffee cherries or portions thereof have a mycotoxin level of less than 20 ppb for total aflatoxins, of less than 10 ppb for total ochratoxins, and of less than 5 ppm for total fumonisins, wherein the portion of the coffee cherry is selected from the group consisting of pulp, mucilage, and hull; and

    wherein the whole coffee cherries or portions thereof are optionally quick-dried within 48 hours after harvest to a residual water content of equal or less than 20 wt %.

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