Low-mycotoxin coffee cherry products

  • US 8,603,564 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2011
  • Issued: 12/10/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/16/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A low-mycotoxin extract for use in combination with a food product for human use, wherein the extract is prepared by the steps of:

  • obtaining a plurality of whole coffee cherries or portions thereof and drying the whole coffee cherries or portions thereof under a protocol that limits microbial growth to an extent such that the dried whole coffee cherries or portions thereof exhibit mycotoxin levels that are below 20 ppb for total aflatoxins, below 5 ppm for total fumonisins, below 5 ppm for total vomitoxins, and below 5 ppb for total ochratoxins;

    wherein the portion of the coffee cherry is pulp of the coffee cherry;

    comminuting the whole dried coffee cherries or portions thereof, and combining the comminuted whole dried coffee cherries with a solvent to form an extraction mixture; and

    filtering the extraction mixture to produce an extract, and optionally removing the solvent from the extract.

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