Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

11-28-2006

Abstract

Presents an apparatus and method for removing pericarp from a seed, such as a corn kernel. The method includes sonicating the kernel to loosen the pericarp and then separation of the pericarp. One example of separation is by frictional milling. An additional optional aspect of the invention is isolation of the pericarp from the remainder of the seed and/or further cleaning or purification of the pericarp.

Department

Food Science

Patent Number

US7141260

Application Number

US20040043117

Application Published

3-4-2004

Application Filed

8-29-2002

Assignee

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (Johnston, IA) Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Wade Yang, Department of Food Science

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